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Offline hopfenundmalz

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Harvest in MI
« on: August 10, 2016, 06:40:52 AM »
The commercial growers are starting the Centennial harvest.
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Re: Harvest in MI
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 08:45:49 AM »
I started harvesting my Centennial last night. There were some cones that were completely dried, but most of them look pretty good.

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Re: Harvest in MI
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 09:30:55 AM »
Looks like this will be the second year in a row with no harvest for me. Japanese beetles annihilated my bines, and though they put out new growth afterwards they never flowered.
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Re: Harvest in MI
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 12:20:30 PM »
Picked Centennial today, the usual low yeild.

Sterling was next, but some storms rolled in.
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Re: Harvest in MI
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 06:16:51 PM »
My harvest in VT is well underway- everything seemed to be ready at the same time this summer. I've been picking like crazy to keep up & the oast is full.  Good stuff.

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Re: Harvest in MI
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 08:01:40 PM »
Really good growing conditions up til the last few weeks here in NEOhio.  Picked and dried this seedling selection from last year in the past few days for a total of about 13+ ounces.  Nothing earth shattering  but I would say like the old heads used to that it has a very pleasant 'general hoppiness' to it.  Proof will be in the beer it's used in this fall once all the others are harvested.  http://imgur.com/a/c0B9p

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Re: Harvest in MI
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 11:02:59 AM »
I started giving hops another try this year. We had a really rough season (gypsy moths out of control, and a long drought during the heart of the growing season), but I just picked an ounce of the best-smelling Sterling I've ever had. There is a whole lot of lemon in the aroma. It's a shame that I got such a low yield that it will be tough to make use of them in a beer.
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Re: Harvest in MI
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2016, 11:42:23 AM »
My hops were very unhappy this year.  We had constant rain for april and early may, and I think my planter has low drainage.  The leaves have grown back but I'm not expecting much.
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