Homebrewers Association | AHA Forum

General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: dean on February 27, 2010, 09:59:13 PM

Title: Hop Pics
Post by: dean on February 27, 2010, 09:59:13 PM
Ha!  Thought you was gonna see some nice young hop shoots or tendrils didn't ya!   ;D  :D

I figure its probably getting about that time somewhere across America though.  If you've got any pics of young starts you know everybody is going to want to see them, especially after this winter.   :)
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: denny on February 27, 2010, 10:10:58 PM
Supposed to be beautiful weather tomorrow and I've got to get out and work on mine, so I'll snap some pics.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 27, 2010, 10:42:29 PM
I shoveled snow again today.  Now were are getting more from the NE, wich means it is wet heavy stuff off of Lake Huron.

Looks like it might be a long time until spring here.  Will be looking at pictures of 3 ft. high hops before mine poke through the ground.  Though some have it worse, I shouldn't complain.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: mtbrewer on February 27, 2010, 10:56:43 PM
I checked on mine yesterday, nothing yet. I do however have chives growing, never seen them this early. We have had the mildest winter I can remember here in the Northern Rockies. The temps have been in the 50's in the day, make me want to start gardening.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: pinnah on March 01, 2010, 04:35:00 PM
Ha!  Thought you was gonna see some nice young hop shoots or tendrils didn't ya!   ;D  :D

 :D, how about this one...



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/09cent.jpg)
I used 7 ounces of homegrown 2009 Centennial this weekend,
and had to pour it out into a bowl for easy additions.

Cheers to spring!  March is here, and the snow is melting. ;D

Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: bluesman on March 01, 2010, 05:37:24 PM
I need to see if the snow has melted around my hops. I'm ready for spring. I'll snap some shots as they come up.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: boulderbrewer on March 02, 2010, 04:41:19 AM
Still have a foot of snow. Damned the northwoods!
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: tfries on March 02, 2010, 05:36:31 AM
No new growth yet.  Should be soon though.

To hold you over, here was last years Cascade harvest from my neighbors bines.  He does not want the hops, so I get to keep what we pick.

(http://www.tomandteri.com/brewery/IMG_0299_resize.JPG)

Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: MrNate on March 09, 2010, 02:42:28 PM
No pics, but I just checked and my Saaz and Fuggle are both up!  ;D
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: blatz on March 09, 2010, 03:56:03 PM
Ha!  Thought you was gonna see some nice young hop shoots or tendrils didn't ya!   ;D  :D

 :D, how about this one...



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/09cent.jpg)
I used 7 ounces of homegrown 2009 Centennial this weekend,
and had to pour it out into a bowl for easy additions.

Cheers to spring!  March is here, and the snow is melting. ;D


mmm....hop salad...

Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: pinnah on March 09, 2010, 10:02:21 PM

mmm....hop salad...



Hehe, that actually used to be a snazzy bamboo salad bowl,
but now it is cracked, and only is good for dry goods.....mmm hops... ;)

I think you should set up a garden at your place blatz  :o

Hop pics are fun. 
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: dave97402 on March 11, 2010, 11:45:22 PM
I checked mine this last weekend. Just the tips of a couple sprouts peeking out. I covered them up with a big pile of chicken poop.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: dean_palmer on March 12, 2010, 02:01:25 PM
My Centennial have grown continually for a year now, cut back once to the ground, and are back to the top. The frost we got seems to have affected them, but it might be time to cut them all the way down and let them grow again.
(http://www.thebeerjournals.com/hops_july_4_09.jpg)
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: dean on March 12, 2010, 02:13:47 PM
I checked mine this last weekend. Just the tips of a couple sprouts peeking out. I covered them up with a big pile of chicken poop.

I'd be cautious using chicken manure... it will burn a lot of plants, especially young starts if you put it on too heavy.

Hey Dean Palmer, good to see you on here!   :)
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: blatz on March 14, 2010, 06:40:32 PM
I think you should set up a garden at your place blatz  :o

maybe in my next house.  right now, I can throw a 1/2bbl keg from one side of my fence to the other.  though I could easily grow some at my inlaws house as they have a lot of land.

plus, I've always heard the 90-100df heat in the summer plus the humidity are terrible growing conditions?
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: intrinsic on March 16, 2010, 10:32:24 PM
Finally starting to see some Fuggle shoots here in Colorado.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee75/intrinsic1/Fuggles-3.jpg)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee75/intrinsic1/Fuggles-2.jpg)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee75/intrinsic1/Fuggles-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: dean on March 25, 2010, 07:18:49 PM
If I had shoots like that I'd be hooting and hollering!  I do finally have three different types up, one each of Sterling, Golding and Centennial... but they're "just" poking through now, less than a quarter of an inch.  Just enough to identify them as hop shoots really.  I'm hoping for the rest to poke through soon. 
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: MrNate on March 25, 2010, 08:08:03 PM
Finally starting to see some Fuggle shoots here in Colorado.

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee75/intrinsic1/Fuggles-3.jpg)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee75/intrinsic1/Fuggles-2.jpg)

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee75/intrinsic1/Fuggles-1.jpg)

My Fuggles are looking about the same. We must have a similar climate right about now.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: bluesman on March 25, 2010, 08:27:39 PM
Here's a shot of my Magnum breakin' on through to the other side.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/9709fe3c.jpg)
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: scottyb on March 26, 2010, 10:12:39 PM
I got shoots, time to get the trellis back up soon.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: corkybstewart on March 28, 2010, 02:42:09 PM
All of mine are now up, some of them are 6-8" tall already.  I have 24 Cascades and 2 Nuggets.  I've restrung the trellis and I think we're done with freezes down here so they should take off fast now.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: bluesman on March 29, 2010, 01:36:49 AM
I think we're done with freezes down here so they should take off fast now.

Here too.

Thank God!  :)
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: mnstorm99 on March 29, 2010, 02:16:13 PM
Had a problem last year with my Magnums and Cascades tangling, as well as the Cascades growing into the air conditioner.  So since I was trying to squeeze a little too much out of a small space, I got rid of the Magnum and moved the cascades.  Possibly a bit early here now, but we'll see in a week or two.

Supposed to be 70's for the majority of this week, which should only help.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: micsager on March 29, 2010, 03:02:50 PM
All mind (2 each cascade, Willamate, Goldings, simcoe, tettnager, and fuggles) were about 6-8 inches yesterday.

I say "were" as I am following the advice in that hop garening book to cut the first shoots down to the ground, wait for the second set, and only allow 2-3 of those to grow to maturity.  This is my third year with all these.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: boulderbrewer on March 30, 2010, 07:32:32 AM
24 Cascade, Wow Corky you must like the Cascade.
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: dean on March 30, 2010, 09:43:11 AM
I've got 17 plants again this year if they all come up and I'll take cuttings off them next year so I can plant more.  Its not that I can use them all but they look really nice once they've filled out.  They make a great hedge that you don't have to tend too much.   :)  I wouldn't mind having a hundred of them.   8)
Title: Re: Hop Pics
Post by: rjharper on March 31, 2010, 06:28:30 PM
I'm in central OK.  I've have the plants in for 2 years now.  Here comes the Nugget...

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs367.snc3/23645_425067345080_285119700080_5470715_5091332_n.jpg)

... and limping in behind is the Cascade

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs427.ash1/23645_425067355080_285119700080_5470716_3181668_n.jpg)