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Title: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: Dave King on July 06, 2011, 08:41:26 PM
1st wet dry hop of some homebrew for this season, in Endicott, NY. These are Fuggles, not very aromatic. The Cascades have a few weeks to go before they're ready.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/263723_1875045322109_1420493083_31742726_7336462_n.jpg)

Mod Edit - We'll see if this works - please note you have to link directly to the jpg, not the image with all the html cruft. Also, facebook is a little wonky for sharing pics since it wants people to be logged into facebook
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: Dave King on July 06, 2011, 08:42:54 PM
Hmmm, image didn't work.  It was a pair of 2 liter bottles, 2/3 full of Rye Pale Ale, with a couple fist fulls of fresh hops in both. 
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: tankdeer on July 06, 2011, 11:00:09 PM
Pic works for me. I'm jealous. My first year plants, as expected, are hopless. (not hopeless  ;))
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: Dave King on July 07, 2011, 12:08:46 AM
I'm sure your hops will come in fine, next year.  Raising them is great fun, picking and drying is significant work, but well worth it. 

Mr. Moderator, please let me know how to get images embedded, correctly.  I don't understand the "location."  Do I need to have a repository somewhere, on the web?  Thanks!
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: dbeechum on July 07, 2011, 12:15:29 AM
Hey, I did the edit. The problem with your original link was that it went off to a facebook HTML page with all of their cruft around your image. The board software won't display that. You need to give it the url to the image itself (e.g. it ends in .jpg, .png or .gif) and put that between the img brackets

For instance, this is a photo of a stack of kegs that I prepared pre-NHC.
(http://i.imgur.com/vUd6i.jpg)

Here's what the link looks like when I write it in. (note the .jpg ending)
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What you had was more like this
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Which doesn't display, but could work as a link
The same url as a link (http://imgur.com/vUd6i)
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: jaybeerman on July 07, 2011, 01:50:19 AM
Awesome, I like the beer to hops ratio. 
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: tankdeer on July 07, 2011, 04:40:30 PM
I'm sure your hops will come in fine, next year.  Raising them is great fun, picking and drying is significant work, but well worth it. 
I've raised them before, with minimal success, at my old house. Hoping these ones do a little better
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: denny on July 07, 2011, 04:58:39 PM
Wow, Dave, yours are way ahead of mine!  The cold wet weather is just ending here and everything is behind this year.
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: tankdeer on July 07, 2011, 05:04:05 PM
Wow, Dave, yours are way ahead of mine!  The cold wet weather is just ending here and everything is behind this year.

This. I've gotten more growth in the garden in the last week of warm weather than in the last month or two
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: Dave King on July 07, 2011, 07:47:07 PM
Thanks, Drew, I signed up for imgur, it looks like a great site for storing images, to be used on-line.  How's this?

(http://i.imgur.com/P3kS7.jpg)

BTW, thanks for all your hard work before and at NHC in San Diego, it was awesome, see you in Seattle!
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: gmac on July 07, 2011, 10:28:24 PM
My first year hops are spindly little vines, about 3 feet long.  I'm not sure if hops like our climate but I'm hoping to see a flower next year...maybe.   Beer looks awesome and I'm jealous.
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: Will's Swill on July 08, 2011, 01:20:23 AM
+1

I only have one that even looks like a vine.  Dammit.
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: denny on July 08, 2011, 01:38:59 AM
I love in the midst of prime hop growing country and the first year I got 1 cone from my plant.  10 years later I get 5-7 lb. after drying.
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: gmac on July 08, 2011, 02:55:39 AM
I love in the midst of prime hop growing country
Do you live in the area too or do you just drove down for the lovin'?
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: denny on July 08, 2011, 03:40:05 PM
I love in the midst of prime hop growing country
Do you live in the area too or do you just drove down for the lovin'?

:)...damn typing....
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: tankdeer on July 08, 2011, 04:29:35 PM
I love in the midst of prime hop growing country
Do you live in the area too or do you just drove down for the lovin'?

:)...damn typing....
That means both.  ;D
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: Will's Swill on July 08, 2011, 11:22:36 PM
I gotta wait ten years for hops?!
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: Dave King on July 09, 2011, 01:29:45 AM
Are you near the 48th parallel?  If you're between about the top of the US and Dallas, TX, you should be able to water and give them Nitrogen, and get some yield.  1st year, you may not get much, but 2nd year & on, should be good. 

Put them where they'll get the most sunshine, and good drainage.  Actually, there's a ton of good info on the web on how to grow hops.  Where do you live?  Denny is in Oregon, and I'm in NY State, near Syracuse. 

If you're really having trouble, try Cascades, they're about the most robust.
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: thirsty on July 09, 2011, 12:48:26 PM
Wow that looks good. My hops are growing just fine, but no cones yet, except for the chinook. That is one crazy prolific plant.
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: Will's Swill on July 09, 2011, 02:21:12 PM
I'm in Colorado.  Last year was the first year I tried to grow my own.  I planted two Cascade rhizomes, only one came up.  It was in direct sunshine, but suffered from the heat last summer, so I moved it to a more protected location where it started to thrive.  Then a hailstorm killed it.  :'(

This time I have two Willamettes and two Cascades.  I'm trying to grow them up the trellis underneath my deck.  All four are growing, but I don't think I'm anywhere close to cone production.  In fact the second Cascade just sprouted.  It was doing nothing for a long time.  A friend suggested that I had planted it too deep, so I dug up the rhizome and replanted it about 2" below the surface.  That seems to have done the trick, as I found a sprout yesterday.  :)
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: denny on July 09, 2011, 03:49:53 PM
I gotta wait ten years for hops?!

Nope, you'll get progressively more every year until you get to the point I'm at....you've got more than you want to deal with, you can't use them all, and you can't give them away!  Around here, Cascade hops are like zucchini....everybody grows them and has more than they can use, but you can't find anybody to give them to!
Title: Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
Post by: thirsty on July 09, 2011, 08:12:45 PM
I tell ya we should set up a hop trading post around here at the end of every summer.