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Indiana hops
« on: March 28, 2021, 12:25:23 pm »
Anyone growing hops in Indiana?
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 12:41:31 pm »
Anyone growing hops in Indiana?

Amateur or commercial?
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2021, 08:54:56 pm »
What part of Indiana? Indiana by Lake Michigan is quite different from other parts of Indiana. Just looking at other posts on hops there are definitely some folks on this board that grow hops in Indiana.

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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2021, 04:52:29 pm »
Yes there is amateur and commercial hop growing in Indiana.
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 05:25:55 pm »
Wondering about amateur growing near Fort Wayne.
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2021, 07:02:31 pm »
My hops grow and produce very well in central IN, so it should be even better in northern IN.
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2021, 04:06:42 pm »
Martin- what varieties do you grow that are doing well?  Are there others that you've tried and didn't do well?

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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2021, 05:08:04 pm »
Some of my hops do great in SE MI. Some did so bad they died, or I ripped them out.

PNW  varieties do great.
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 06:24:37 pm »
Cascade and Centennial are super easy to grow and they produce well. My Northern Brewer hops grow somewhat well, but they don’t produce well at all.
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2021, 08:55:43 am »
Cascade and Centennial are super easy to grow and they produce well. My Northern Brewer hops grow somewhat well, but they don’t produce well at all.

Interesting you include Centennial.  Every harvest in Yakima I ask the growers what variety they wish they didn't have to grow and they all say Centennial.  Disease problems and low yield are what they cite.
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2021, 12:04:32 pm »
Cascade and Centennial are super easy to grow and they produce well. My Northern Brewer hops grow somewhat well, but they don’t produce well at all.
Thanks Martin-

I grow my own in northern Vermont- Cascade does super well but my Centennial didn't.  Chinook does great as does an old variety called Saxon.  I've tried and pulled out Northern Brewer, Fuggles, Centennial, Hallertau, and perhaps a few others.  Still trying other varieties from time to time- my Columbus may hold promise but is just starting its third year. 

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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2021, 08:05:34 pm »
Cascade and Centennial are super easy to grow and they produce well. My Northern Brewer hops grow somewhat well, but they don’t produce well at all.

Interesting you include Centennial.  Every harvest in Yakima I ask the growers what variety they wish they didn't have to grow and they all say Centennial.  Disease problems and low yield are what they cite.

So terroir doesn’t effect these other traits?
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2021, 06:56:36 am »
Not sure what you mean?  Diseases that affect hop plant health and yield of flowers might be the biggest factor that varies across all the possible places that folks are growing them.  As far as "taste of place" goes- I know that my Chinook doesn't taste like commercially produced Chinook from the west, but might be similar to those from places like Michigan, as they definitely evoke pineapple in flavor and aroma.

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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2021, 09:37:40 am »
Not sure what you mean?  Diseases that affect hop plant health and yield of flowers might be the biggest factor that varies across all the possible places that folks are growing them.  As far as "taste of place" goes- I know that my Chinook doesn't taste like commercially produced Chinook from the west, but might be similar to those from places like Michigan, as they definitely evoke pineapple in flavor and aroma.

I just meant if centennial has yield and disease problems when grown in PNW, should we expect the same in Indiana?
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Re: Indiana hops
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2021, 09:52:08 am »
Not sure what you mean?  Diseases that affect hop plant health and yield of flowers might be the biggest factor that varies across all the possible places that folks are growing them.  As far as "taste of place" goes- I know that my Chinook doesn't taste like commercially produced Chinook from the west, but might be similar to those from places like Michigan, as they definitely evoke pineapple in flavor and aroma.

I just meant if centennial has yield and disease problems when grown in PNW, should we expect the same in Indiana?

AFAIK, it's related to variety, but I'm not an expert.
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