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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2012, 11:24:15 AM »
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I guess I meant 'ol instead of old, just talkin' down home like.  :P

Totally different, 'ol and and old.

Kinda like "y'all" and "ALL y'all"
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2012, 11:34:29 AM »
Wow yous gots you some longass cones there! 8)

Usuns never seen Zeus like that;; jou get um from Dave @Freshops?







The Zeus I have yield tight and dense cones, and go thump in the bottom of a picking bucket...
I got some Columbus just to compare for myself, and they look and smell exactly the same as teh Zeus.

Zeus:


Columbus:




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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2012, 11:38:12 AM »
My Cascades are much bigger this year than in the past 3 years.  They also look like they will be ready earlier than in previous years.  I think the unusually hot summer in Chicagoland is the reason, but a little fertilizer probably didn't hurt.
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2012, 12:12:55 PM »
Usuns never seen Zeus like that;; jou get um from Dave @Freshops?
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The Zeus I have yield tight and dense cones, and go thump in the bottom of a picking bucket...
I got some Columbus just to compare for myself, and they look and smell exactly the same as teh Zeus.

Zeus:


Columbus:




My first harvest is in the oast.
Cheers to yours!

Looks great!

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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2012, 02:32:03 PM »
Columbus:




You're using sunflowers to train your hops bines on? Looks like an awesome idea. If I ever move my hops out of containers I will have to try this. What variety of sunflower are you using?
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2012, 02:45:13 PM »
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I guess I meant 'ol instead of old, just talkin' down home like.  :P

Totally different, 'ol and and old.

Kinda like "y'all" and "ALL y'all"

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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2012, 03:53:21 PM »
Columbus:




You're using sunflowers to train your hops bines on? Looks like an awesome idea. If I ever move my hops out of containers I will have to try this. What variety of sunflower are you using?

We had a super mild winter, and that is standing dead from last year.  Birds did not even eat all the seeds! ::)

I bet the super big sunflowers would work the best, big and sturdy.  This probably would work best with new plants or just additional climbing opportunities adjacent to some real support (eg rebar poles in background).  Cheers.  Hops can grow on anything.

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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2012, 09:48:59 AM »
I'm with Pinnah about the cone structure.  My Zeus are dense to the point that it's hard to peel them apart to check how the goodies are progressing.  Very little male bloom this year on them so they must like it hot and dry.

As for some of the other comments about different varieties coming ripe before others, hops tend to grow with a lot of variability until they become established - and depending on your growing conditions, that may be as long as 3 and possibly 4 years in some cases.  Once they're established you can usually begin to pick up the little quirks that each variety may possess.  It all takes time so enjoy the ride!

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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2012, 04:42:47 PM »


This one fell off my Cascade
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