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Title: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 01, 2011, 02:14:40 AM
I thought it was about that time of year to start showing off your crop. I have three varieties this year just as I did last year. They are off to a pretty good start.

On the left is Cascade and Spalter to the right.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/P1010626.jpg)

...and here's my Magnum getting on the good foot!

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/P1010602.jpg)

Let's see yours.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: Pinski on June 01, 2011, 02:33:21 AM
Wow! Mine are still tiny yearlings. Cool and wet here in Oregon this spring, not expecting a big harvest this year.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: tonyp on June 01, 2011, 03:41:22 PM
wow ron that's awesome! nice work!
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: denny on June 01, 2011, 03:42:56 PM
Lookin' good, Ron!  Like Pinski said, here in OR it's cold and wet, about 10F below normal so far.  My hops are way behind.  Of course, I still have lbs. of them left from the last 2 years so if I don't get any at all this year I still have more Cascades that I can use.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: tschmidlin on June 01, 2011, 03:46:42 PM
I pulled mine up this spring and gave them away.  The sunniest spots in my yard are already spoken for, and the place I've tried them the last few years didn't work out.  Maybe someday I'll plant some again, or convince a neighbor to plant some.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 01, 2011, 03:56:46 PM
Lookin' good, Ron!  Like Pinski said, here in OR it's cold and wet, about 10F below normal so far.  My hops are way behind.  Of course, I still have lbs. of them left from the last 2 years so if I don't get any at all this year I still have more Cascades that I can use.

Thanks!

I remember seeing your hops from a photo two years ago that were just exploding.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 01, 2011, 03:58:50 PM
I pulled mine up this spring and gave them away. 

What!  :o

This only means more time to fire up that smoker now.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 01, 2011, 04:01:30 PM
Wow! Mine are still tiny yearlings. Cool and wet here in Oregon this spring, not expecting a big harvest this year.

At least you live in the PNW where those little devils thrive.  ;D

wow ron that's awesome! nice work!

Thank you sir!
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: tschmidlin on June 01, 2011, 04:05:52 PM
I pulled mine up this spring and gave them away.  

What!  :o
After three years I was getting maybe a dozen scraggly cones combined from the 3 rhizomes.  I can plant some other stuff there that will do better, so the hops had to go.

This only means more time to fire up that smoker now.  :)
There you go. :)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: thomasbarnes on June 01, 2011, 06:22:40 PM
I pulled mine up this spring and gave them away.  The sunniest spots in my yard are already spoken for, and the place I've tried them the last few years didn't work out.  Maybe someday I'll plant some again, or convince a neighbor to plant some.

I had a similar problem. My hops were struggling until I decided to replant them in pots. They're still tiny due to the cold, wet spring we've had in upstate NY and the fact that I repotted them, but they're much happier now. Better drainage and I can relocate the pots so the bines get maximum sunlight.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: tschmidlin on June 01, 2011, 06:35:08 PM
I pulled mine up this spring and gave them away.  The sunniest spots in my yard are already spoken for, and the place I've tried them the last few years didn't work out.  Maybe someday I'll plant some again, or convince a neighbor to plant some.

I had a similar problem. My hops were struggling until I decided to replant them in pots. They're still tiny due to the cold, wet spring we've had in upstate NY and the fact that I repotted them, but they're much happier now. Better drainage and I can relocate the pots so the bines get maximum sunlight.
That probably would have been a good option, but I they're replanted already at some other brewers' houses.  Maybe next year I'll plant some in barrels. :)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: theDarkSide on June 01, 2011, 06:42:52 PM
First major thunderstorm of the season and tornado watches in NH, so hopefully I'll have hops to take a picture of when I get home. 
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: dano14041 on June 03, 2011, 07:22:35 PM
My Cascades (6-8 inches tall)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/5793940609_838d6ba9d9.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2659/5793941169_ddc5a31134.jpg)

My Magnums (4-6 inches tall)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5200/5794499026_32a672c7ef.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/5794498556_c633c4bd54.jpg)

I didn't get them in the ground until the last week of Apr so they got a late start. This is the first year and I am hoping they just survive the summer.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: beerrat on June 04, 2011, 03:52:22 PM
Here's how mine hops looked about a week ago in NE PA.
2nd year Hallertau:
(http://gallery.me.com/dschreffler/100194/DSC_0064/web.jpg?ver=13072023110001)4th year Brewers Gold:(http://gallery.me.com/dschreffler/100194/DSC_0062/web.jpg?ver=13072023100001)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 04, 2011, 06:02:38 PM
Noticed the first signs of pest damage on my Spalter hops. I sprayed them down with a mild solution of pesticide (no cones yet). The cones are forming nicely on the Cascade and Magnum but not on the Spalter as of yet.

Nice start beerrat and dano14041.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: akr71 on June 06, 2011, 03:33:04 PM
From left to right: Mt Hood, Zeus and Goldings.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac20/akr71/IMG_5181.jpg)
These are all second year plants.  I'll give the Goldings another year to prove themselves, then I might have to use that space for something that will actually grow.

Edit: Its my ability with a camera that is crooked, not my shed and yard.  :-\
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 06, 2011, 04:07:46 PM
From left to right: Mt Hood, Zeus and Goldings.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac20/akr71/IMG_5181.jpg)
These are all second year plants.  I'll give the Goldings another year to prove themselves, then I might have to use that space for something that will actually grow.

Edit: Its my ability with a camera that is crooked, not my shed and yard.  :-\

I thought someone spiked my coffee this a.m.  ;D

Looking very nice!
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: akr71 on June 07, 2011, 02:12:02 AM
I thought someone spiked my coffee this a.m.  ;D

Looking very nice!

Thanks - at this rate, they'll hit the top of the trellis (~15 ft) by early July.  I'm already seeing lateral runners, so that's a good thing, maybe I'll get to harvest before mid- September.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 07, 2011, 10:36:16 AM
I thought someone spiked my coffee this a.m.  ;D

Looking very nice!

Thanks - at this rate, they'll hit the top of the trellis (~15 ft) by early July.  I'm already seeing lateral runners, so that's a good thing, maybe I'll get to harvest before mid- September.

I was looking at my Magnum hops yesterday and some of the cones are ready to harvest now.  :o

It's almost unbelievable. This is shaping up to be a good crop year. Fingers crossed.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: Mark G on June 07, 2011, 11:43:00 AM
I thought someone spiked my coffee this a.m.  ;D

Looking very nice!

Thanks - at this rate, they'll hit the top of the trellis (~15 ft) by early July.  I'm already seeing lateral runners, so that's a good thing, maybe I'll get to harvest before mid- September.

I was looking at my Magnum hops yesterday and some of the cones are ready to harvest now.  :o

It's almost unbelievable. This is shaping up to be a good crop year. Fingers crossed.  :)
Yeah, while the weather around here has been less than ideal for human inhabitation this spring, my hops are loving it. They've already matched last year's growth.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pinnah on June 15, 2011, 07:01:43 PM
Mmm, cool, the hop garden thread 8)

Centennials are the stars this year at my house.
I ran out last year and am determined not to let that happen again.

Cheers.


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/CentWall.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pyrite on June 26, 2011, 03:59:03 AM
My camera sucks. These are 2nd year hops. The hop trellis is 20 ft tall.  The hops are now at 17ft and the ends of the vines have spurs so I think that's as tall as they'r going to get.  5 days ago I harvested from the cascade and the chinook.  I found from making a hop tea that the lupulin is weak, compared to last years 1st harvest.  The hops are on a pully system so I can pick the hops instead of cutting the vines, thus, getting about three harvest per season.
 
These hops are all organic.  Despite having clay soil, I use no chemicals or fertilizer, just chicken and cow poo.  I used Jute twine and saved a bunch instead of buying the standard Coir yarn.
   
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/hops.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/hops1.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/hop3.jpg)

I'll post better pictures as soon as my sister sends me those that she took on her good camera.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: DaveR on June 26, 2011, 01:11:43 PM
I planted 10 rhizomes at several locations back in March. Magums and Centennials showed early growth but didn't make it. Cascades are doing well. One Galena is doing well. 

Here's a Cascade and a Galena
(http://www.daverodgers.net/hops/junehopplants.jpg)

As of late June the two bines above already have some cones and look like they'll have a lot more soon.
(http://www.daverodgers.net/hops/junehopcones.jpg)

I tried potting one cascade. It's growing well, but no cones yet.
(http://www.daverodgers.net/hops/junepottedcascade.jpg)

I have several others but they aren't doing well and aren't worth showing.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 27, 2011, 02:07:27 AM
Great photos gentlemen!

My hops are forming nicely. I gave them a shot of nutes yesterday. I'm thinking about a late July/ early August harvest at this point.

 :-\
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pyrite on June 27, 2011, 04:16:32 AM
Great photos gentlemen!

My hops are forming nicely. I gave them a shot of nutes yesterday. I'm thinking about a late July/ early August harvest at this point.

 :-\

what kind of nutrients do u suggest using?  I'm thinking of adding some to the plants that are struggling.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pyrite on June 27, 2011, 04:24:55 AM
Finally built this thing.
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0273.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0192.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0173.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0196.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0291.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0234.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0170.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0212.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0211.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0198.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0189.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0190.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0209.jpg)
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb218/brewbock/IMG_0218.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: jeffy on June 27, 2011, 11:19:48 AM
That is really serious!  I am impressed.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: phillamb168 on June 27, 2011, 11:59:11 AM
 :o :o :o

... not going to post my hops after seeing those pics.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: tumarkin on June 27, 2011, 12:06:00 PM
where are you located? I see the palms in the background, so it must be south of the 'hop zone.' very encouraging. great job!
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: jeffy on June 27, 2011, 12:12:51 PM
His bio says Riverside, California, which is east of L.A.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pyrite on June 27, 2011, 01:49:08 PM
Thanks guys....I live in Riverside, CA.  It's almost desert like conditions.  The good news is that the forecast is calling for 90 degrees through the week.  The noble hops aren't doing so well (Sazz, and Hallertauer) compared to the American high alpha hops.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 27, 2011, 04:49:53 PM
Great photos gentlemen!

My hops are forming nicely. I gave them a shot of nutes yesterday. I'm thinking about a late July/ early August harvest at this point.

 :-\

what kind of nutrients do u suggest using?  I'm thinking of adding some to the plants that are struggling.

Hops prefer a soil pH = 6.0/6.2.

The best way to get nutrients to the soil is by adding various green manures to the soil. (clover, vetch or other legumes) These manures will slowly break down and add nitrogen to the soil. If you want a quick response then I would add some nitrogen to the soil through a more direct treatment like Miracle-Grow or other Nitrogen bearing product. Mulch is a great way to add fertilizer over the long haul as it will compost and add nutrients to the soil.

Her's an informative article to get you going.

http://www.crannogales.com/HopsManual.pdf

Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pyrite on June 27, 2011, 10:12:22 PM
What method do you you use to measure soil pH?
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on June 28, 2011, 01:45:36 AM
What method do you you use to measure soil pH?

I haven't measured the pH of my soil, but the University of Delaware Agricultural Department has reported that almost all of Delaware's soils are naturally acidic in the 6.0-6.5 range, so I take that advice in confidence.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: BrewinSB on June 29, 2011, 03:08:40 AM
First year growing hops.  A friend gave some roots from his cascade plants.  They seem to be doing good.  Only problem is they are growing up past my trellis.  I have just been letting them droop down, but should I trim them at the top to stop the growing?
https://picasaweb.google.com/110758456097083941678/Hops?authkey=Gv1sRgCOvXwYvcndHgzwE# (https://picasaweb.google.com/110758456097083941678/Hops?authkey=Gv1sRgCOvXwYvcndHgzwE#)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: DaveR on July 10, 2011, 06:17:01 PM

Here's a Cascade


Update on previous post, as of July 7 they're busting out.

(http://www.daverodgers.net/hops/cascadejuly7.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on July 10, 2011, 09:59:20 PM

Here's a Cascade


Update on previous post, as of July 7 they're busting out.

(http://www.daverodgers.net/hops/cascadejuly7.jpg)


They look really healthy.

My Cascade are coming along nicely as well. I am anticipating harvesting them within the next 4-6 weeks.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: rbclay on July 12, 2011, 04:08:48 AM
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procsrserv/47a1d930b3127cce98548a777cae00000040100AYsW7Rszasmlg/cwvDm9asA3Lw9atmAbl5etGTDg)

Willamettes.

Up here in Minnesota the early season was kind of slow going, but things are hopping now...
I can't believe some of you are talking about harvesting already.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: rbclay on July 12, 2011, 04:23:41 AM
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procsrserv/47a1d930b3127cce98548a7d7ca400000040100AYsW7Rszasmlg/cwvDm9asA3Lw9ZsWobl5etGTAA)

Goldings. Someone said earlier they would considering rippipng theirs out if they don't get growing. Mine took 5 years of TLC, but I love the fact that I have some in my yard. The one on the right is the 5 year old, the other is a root cutting from it that is in year 3.

mod edit - fixed the img tag
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: rbclay on July 12, 2011, 04:29:44 AM
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procsrserv/47a1d930b3127cce98548a7afd9300000040100AYsW7Rszasmlg/cwvDm9asA3Lw9ZsWobl5etGTAA)

a close-up of a Willamette.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procsrserv/47a1d930b3127cce98548a7b7ca200000040100AYsW7Rszasmlg/cwvDm9asA3Lw9ZsWobl5etGTAA)

and a Goldings close-up
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: wiley on July 12, 2011, 05:13:21 AM
Things are looking up in CO this year!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5thntTbHqKM/ThvTD0vIqKI/AAAAAAAAAA8/9tArRKC-SEE/s800/2011-07-09%25252015.04.32.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1nof1H0cf7M/ThvTSY4NVVI/AAAAAAAAABI/WWtLu6kyXk4/s800/2011-07-09%25252015.04.01.jpg)

They may have benefitted from some earlier trimming and training, but I'm sure they'll still produce something I can brew with...
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pyrite on July 12, 2011, 05:59:09 AM
wow, all you guys have some healthy looking hop plants.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: alikocho on July 12, 2011, 07:06:42 AM
And you guys in the US are way ahead of my UK grown stuff. I wonder if it's the climate, or the varieties.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: phillamb168 on July 12, 2011, 09:24:34 AM
And you guys in the US are way ahead of my UK grown stuff. I wonder if it's the climate, or the varieties.

I've got the same issue here, mixed varieties, nothing looking like what they've got. Mine are just now putting out lots of laterals. I wouldn't worry.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on July 12, 2011, 04:07:11 PM
Things are looking up in CO this year!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5thntTbHqKM/ThvTD0vIqKI/AAAAAAAAAA8/9tArRKC-SEE/s800/2011-07-09%25252015.04.32.jpg)

Wow!

Nice crop.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on July 12, 2011, 04:08:20 PM
(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procsrserv/47a1d930b3127cce98548a7afd9300000040100AYsW7Rszasmlg/cwvDm9asA3Lw9ZsWobl5etGTAA)

a close-up of a Willamette.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procsrserv/47a1d930b3127cce98548a7b7ca200000040100AYsW7Rszasmlg/cwvDm9asA3Lw9ZsWobl5etGTAA)

and a Goldings close-up

For some reason your pics are not coming through. Are you using a photo hosting site?
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: Hokerer on July 12, 2011, 05:42:05 PM
For some reason your pics are not coming through. Are you using a photo hosting site?

They come through fine for me (and that's saying something as work usually kills most anything).
It looks like he's hosting them on shutterfly.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: jeffy on July 12, 2011, 06:53:12 PM
For some reason your pics are not coming through. Are you using a photo hosting site?

They come through fine for me (and that's saying something as work usually kills most anything).
It looks like he's hosting them on shutterfly.
They look fine to me, too.
Very healthy hops.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: rbclay on July 12, 2011, 08:30:32 PM
it did take me a few tries to post them from Shutterfly. i noticed that the moderator had to help- thanks, btw.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on July 13, 2011, 12:29:27 AM
it did take me a few tries to post them from Shutterfly. i noticed that the moderator had to help- thanks, btw.

I can see them on my home computer.  :)

Beautiful hops.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: wiley on July 13, 2011, 06:56:43 AM
Things are looking up in CO this year!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5thntTbHqKM/ThvTD0vIqKI/AAAAAAAAAA8/9tArRKC-SEE/s800/2011-07-09%25252015.04.32.jpg)

Wow!

Nice crop.  :)

Thanks! Credit goes to Denny for the instruction of not trimming back the rhizomes --
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: theDarkSide on July 15, 2011, 03:26:00 PM
Cascades
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn176/stevo155/IMG_20110714_174020.jpg)

Centennial
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn176/stevo155/IMG_20110714_174033.jpg)

I have a couple cones on the centennial but things that I assume will be cones on the cascade.  Is that correct?

I have 4 strings, all right next to each other.  One cascade grew to the top, probably 12-14 ft.  The others didn't make it to the top this year.  They are second year hops so I was expecting them to go all the way up.  Maybe next year.  They all look healthy so I'm not too worried.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on July 15, 2011, 04:33:58 PM
Nice looking hops Steve.  :)

My Cascade are doing great right now. I will try to take and post some pics this weekend. I'm a little disappointed with my Magnum though...not sure what their problem is, but they are looking funky.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: Steve on July 15, 2011, 04:35:12 PM
Here are my hallertau ...more images here.  (http://web.me.com/sespach/KettleandCask/Photo_Albums/Pages/Hopfengarten_2011.html)
(http://web.me.com/sespach/KettleandCask/Blank_files/DSCN3394.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on July 15, 2011, 04:54:51 PM
Here are my hallertau ...more images here.  (http://web.me.com/sespach/KettleandCask/Photo_Albums/Pages/Hopfengarten_2011.html)
(http://web.me.com/sespach/KettleandCask/Blank_files/DSCN3394.jpg)

Fine looking hops Steve!

I've always wanted to grow some Hallertau but I don't really have the room now.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: Titanium Brewing on July 19, 2011, 01:33:27 AM
My First year.

http://titaniumbrewing.com/1019.jpg
http://titaniumbrewing.com/1020.jpg
http://titaniumbrewing.com/1021.jpg

Obviously I need to refine my setup next year.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on July 19, 2011, 01:59:54 AM
My First year.

http://titaniumbrewing.com/1019.jpg
http://titaniumbrewing.com/1020.jpg
http://titaniumbrewing.com/1021.jpg

Obviously I need to refine my setup next year.

Not bad for first year hops. Looking good!
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pinnah on July 24, 2011, 01:55:56 PM
Soon, the work will begin.

Here are some Cascade and Zeus.

Cheers to harvest 2011!

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/picture086.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on July 24, 2011, 09:42:26 PM
Soon, the work will begin.

Here are some Cascade and Zeus.

Cheers to harvest 2011!

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/picture086.jpg)

 :o

Simply marvelous!
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: matt.critchlow on July 25, 2011, 04:23:28 PM
Soon, the work will begin.

Here are some Cascade and Zeus.

Cheers to harvest 2011!

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/picture086.jpg)

my god.. that's beautiful!
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: phillamb168 on August 02, 2011, 11:09:22 AM
Gangbusters! We had lots of rain lately. Hoppies are happy.

(http://philliplamb.com/hops_1.jpg)

(http://philliplamb.com/hops_2.jpg)

(http://philliplamb.com/hops_3.jpg)
^^ exactly the look I was going for with this trellis-over-deck thing.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on August 02, 2011, 01:45:46 PM
Nice Phil!

I think I might have time to harvest my Cascade hops this weekend. They are very healthy and about ready for harvest. I'll be sure to post pics.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: Mark G on August 02, 2011, 02:15:25 PM
It's been a strange summer weather-wise here. In spite of that, my hops are getting close to harvest time and look good. We have japanese beetles all over right now, but they are only snacking on some of the hop leaves, and not touching the cones, so I'm not worried. I'll try to get some pics up later.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pinnah on August 02, 2011, 08:10:02 PM
Wow Phil, that is cool stuff. 
Talk about some nice outdoor living space.

Good work!
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: alikocho on August 03, 2011, 07:49:12 AM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ULwsUQatJCE/Tjj8j8hSZ2I/AAAAAAAAABk/pOC2QiUMy24/s512/2011-08-02%25252016.16.58.jpg)

My Northdown growing against the fence on my allotment. Flowering away, but not doing as well as I'd hoped. This is year two for this, but the weather has been really weird for us this year - early dry heat, then really cool and wet, now hot and humid. I definitely need to mulch this winter.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: phillamb168 on August 03, 2011, 08:57:26 AM
Wow Phil, that is cool stuff. 
Talk about some nice outdoor living space.

Good work!

Thanks! It's exciting to see them finally flowering. I'm surprised they've grown as much as they have.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: beerrat on August 04, 2011, 02:14:59 AM
Here's how mine hops looked about a week ago in NE PA.
2nd year Hallertau:
4th year Brewers Gold

The brewer's gold are doing great and ready to harvest... I'm expecting a lot!.  Cascades likely 3-4 more weeks, maybe 2-3 batches worth.  The hallertau probably around same time as cascades, and same amount.
overall a good year in NE PA.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: wiley on August 10, 2011, 02:08:20 PM
Looks like harvest is just around the corner!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Pv71YVk7YgM/TkHx0sOVEMI/AAAAAAAAAEs/90rtTGVDk0o/downsized_0809111728.jpg)
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Post by: bluesman on August 10, 2011, 02:20:39 PM
Looks like harvest is just around the corner!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Pv71YVk7YgM/TkHx0sOVEMI/AAAAAAAAAEs/90rtTGVDk0o/downsized_0809111728.jpg)

I think so.  :o

My Cascades are looking like they'll be ready for harvest within the next couple of weeks. Finding the time to do it is the biggest concern for me right now.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: corkybstewart on August 10, 2011, 03:54:55 PM
I came back from vacation and all my hops were dead, not a leaf to be found.  I've been watering them and now some of the vines are a couple of feet tall.  Since our growing season normally lasts until November I may have a chance at a harvest.  If not I may have some 4-8 year Cascade crown for sale next spring.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on August 10, 2011, 04:13:56 PM
I came back from vacation and all my hops were dead, not a leaf to be found.  I've been watering them and now some of the vines are a couple of feet tall.  Since our growing season normally lasts until November I may have a chance at a harvest.  If not I may have some 4-8 year Cascade crown for sale next spring.

Why did they die. Lack of water?
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: corkybstewart on August 10, 2011, 06:16:01 PM
I came back from vacation and all my hops were dead, not a leaf to be found.  I've been watering them and now some of the vines are a couple of feet tall.  Since our growing season normally lasts until November I may have a chance at a harvest.  If not I may have some 4-8 year Cascade crown for sale next spring.

Why did they die. Lack of water?
Yep, my drip system controller failed a week before we left for 3 weeks.  My daughter was supposed to water them "plenty" but she decided not to "waste" water so she apparently watered them individually for about 5 minutes each once per week.  Coupled with temps in the 105-114F range almost the whole time we were gone they never had a chance.  But they all are still alive and if there's some cool weather or rain they'll survive.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: pinnah on August 18, 2011, 03:00:38 PM
Product.
Couple days in the "oast shed" and ready to package.

Centennial Harvest 2011

Before

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/Cent2011.jpg)

After:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/Cent2011after.jpg)

Couple pounds should tide me over. ;D  Cheers Growers!  Hella good time of the year.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on August 18, 2011, 04:23:49 PM
That is a beautiful sight.  :)

Very nice work. I plan to harvest next weekend.
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: beerrat on August 28, 2011, 02:58:46 PM
I had a good harvest from my Brewer's Gold and Cascades this year.  I still have to harvest the first year hallertau, but not expecting a lot from them. Overall a good year in NE PA.

Here are shots of the harvests and fresh hop AIPA brew shots...  a recipe with ~4lbs of fresh home grown hops!
The harvest: cut, sit and pick:
(http://gallery.me.com/dschreffler/100274/IMG_0856/web.jpg?ver=13145424950001)
3lbs of cascades, 1 lb of Brewer's Gold:
(http://gallery.me.com/dschreffler/100274/IMG_0868/web.jpg?ver=13145424970001)(http://gallery.me.com/dschreffler/100274/IMG_0869/web.jpg?ver=13145424990001)
1lb of Brewer's Gold at 60, 1lb of Cascades at 10,5, and flameout!
(http://gallery.me.com/dschreffler/100274/IMG_0871/web.jpg?ver=13145425010001)
Hop stew!
(http://gallery.me.com/dschreffler/100274/IMG_0873/web.jpg?ver=13145425030001)
Title: Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
Post by: bluesman on August 28, 2011, 03:12:06 PM
Beautiful harvest there.  :)