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Re: Rhizomes?
« Reply #120 on: May 29, 2012, 04:58:27 AM »
I will have to make recipes that use willamette. I have never used that hop to my knowledge.

You can use Willamette pretty much anywhere you would use Fuggles. English IPA, English Pale Ale, ESB, Porter, etc.
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« Reply #121 on: June 05, 2012, 03:52:16 PM »
So I think something has been nibbling on my plants. What would eat them? Every time a good leaf pops up it goes missing. How can you protect them?


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Re: Rhizomes?
« Reply #122 on: June 05, 2012, 03:58:03 PM »
So I think something has been nibbling on my plants. What would eat them? Every time a good leaf pops up it goes missing. How can you protect them?


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Try this

Take a couple hot peppers. hotter the better, a bulb of garlic, a tablespoon of liquid dish soap a tablespoon of vegetable oil and a couple cups of hot water. blend the beegeejuss out of it all and it will turn into something akin to mayo, but don't eat it.

a few tablespoons of that in a plant sprayer with warm water and shake it up and spray liberally on the plants. do it every couple days and after rain.

It's a good idea to test it on one leaf to make sure it doesn't burn them though.

It should help with a variety of bugs and mammals. you can add some chewing tobacco and tomato leaves as well to make it more toxic if you like.

also don't apply after the cones begin to form.

that being said, the best remedy is lots of compost so the plants grow faster than the bugs can eat them.
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« Reply #123 on: June 05, 2012, 04:53:28 PM »
Is there a store bought remedy I am a touch on the lazy side


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Re: Rhizomes?
« Reply #124 on: June 05, 2012, 09:10:41 PM »
Is there a store bought remedy I am a touch on the lazy side


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get some food grade Diatomaceous earth and spread is around the hops in a good 6 inch circle. reapply every day or whenever it gets moist.

you can try just sprinking some crushed red pepper around, if it's a mammal that would work, if it's bugs it might work. but the spray only takes about 15 minutes to make and lasts in the fridge for months and months
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« Reply #125 on: June 05, 2012, 09:45:18 PM »
My tallest plant is only a foot tall not sure they are doing well.


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« Reply #126 on: October 14, 2012, 06:26:42 PM »
So my attempt at growing hops was a major failure. The tallest one got to a staggering 7 inches tall. I don't know what was up. I watered regularly, weeded, and made sure critters didn't nibble on the leaves. Oh well we can't be good at everything.


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Re: Rhizomes?
« Reply #127 on: October 15, 2012, 10:43:27 AM »
Don't let it get you down. You frankly chose a tricky strain for your first attempt and I'd put a lot of the blame on that, not you.

Try planting Cascade ( no brainer to grow and great output ) or Centennial, Chinook, Nugget, or Magnum next year. These are all easier to grow and have generally higher yields than Hallertau, Willamette, or almost any noble hop or noble hop hybrid aroma variety.

Base your choice on what you like to brew and how you will use them too.

I harvested about 2lbs this year dried. I should have had a lot more but lack of rain and really hot, dry air this summer beat them up pretty bad. The bugs ate them up a bit too. I also blame this on lack of rain. It was ridiculously bad weather for hops growing in SW lower Michigan this summer!

I'm using a blend of the Cascade and Centennial to dry hop an IPA in a couple days. It's in primary now and I'm just letting it finish before stuffing them in the carboy.

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« Reply #128 on: October 15, 2012, 02:13:32 PM »
I tried cascade and they were the first to fail lol.


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Re: Rhizomes?
« Reply #129 on: October 15, 2012, 02:32:22 PM »
I wouldn't worry too much about first year hops. If they don't grow much in their second year, then you can declare yourself a failure ;)
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