How much of your hop usage for the 1bbl brewhouse(I think) are home grown?
Still too cold in Indiana for anything to sprout for me. I am looking forward to building a trelis for them to climb on vs. the chain link fence I tried training them on. I got a whole dried ounce of Cacade and nothing from my Centennial last year.
Quote from: 69franx on February 17, 2016, 08:42:03 PMHow much of your hop usage for the 1bbl brewhouse(I think) are home grown?Zero. We have them in half barrels in front of the brewery for landscaping only. Every other year we have to dump the barrels, cut the crown up, and replant a few rhizomes. I give the rest to local homebrewers and such. Although we are considering a fresh hop beer in the fall for (big surprise) the Fresh Hop festival in Yakima.
Oughta go see what's left of mine. I tore them out last year, but I suspect it'll be a while before they're really gone.
Mine are starting to sprout. I plan on repotting all my hops this year, figure after two years in pots they could stand to have the crowns broken up and start fresh.
I hate this time of year. I've got all four hop hills (half whiskey barrels) with lots of little 6-8 inch sprouts. Tonight, they all get cut down. It'll be a few weeks before they re-emerge. Maybe I'll pickle them like HopsDirect does.