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Offline brewthru

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Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« on: December 03, 2021, 01:10:48 pm »
I have Nugget (doing well), Columbus (doing well) and Centennial (few hops after several years).

Nugget hops are always plenty.

2021 was an odd year. We had early warm weather. Hops are growing wildly. We get severe cold temps. Hops die. I trim to ground level. Finally, we have a normal Spring and hops grew, but nowhere near enough hops to use.

2 years ago Columbus were enough to brew the AHA Columbus Pale Ale recipe. Unfortunately the brew was gone too quickly.

For 2022 I plan to plan plant a Cluster rhizome as I understand Cluster is a native N. American hop that, once established, is basically a weed (Meaning can't kill it. Very hardy.)

Recommendations for the best online source for a Cluster rhizome?

Thanks.

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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 02:25:05 pm »
On a tangent, don't expect much from the Centennial. It's extremely finicky. Growers here in the PNW have told me that it's the one hop they wish they didn't have to grow. But it's a great hop, there's demand for it, so they do. And there probably won't be much in the way of any rhizomes available til spring.
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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2021, 10:31:07 am »
I think that I bought some of my rhizosomes from Hops Direct.  My top producers are Cascade, Chinook, Saxon, Mount Hood, and Columbus here in Vermont.

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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2021, 12:41:38 pm »
Hops Direct. OK. That's 1 for me to keep in mind. Thanks.

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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2021, 01:43:34 pm »
Also Freshops
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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2021, 01:59:28 pm »
Freshops. OK. Great. Thanks.

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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2021, 06:07:43 am »
I have bought hop plants already growing from this place. Wait till spring for more available.
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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2021, 07:15:27 am »
Also Freshops

Freshops is also a great place to get whole cone hops.  I use them in my Amarillo IPA.  Their customer service is great!
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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2021, 08:40:39 am »
Also Freshops

Freshops is also a great place to get whole cone hops.  I use them in my Amarillo IPA.  Their customer service is great!

Dave is a great guy and has been around a long time.
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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2021, 08:43:55 am »
+1 to Freshops -- not sure if they have Cluster.

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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2021, 09:19:59 am »
Hopsdirect had Cluster rhizomes for sale this year according to the email they sent out in March.

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Re: Recommendations for Hop Rhizomes?
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2021, 10:44:37 am »
Crosby farms has the best selection that I've seen. They also sell live plants (supposedly this gives you better 1st year growth, I haven't tried them myself), and "jumbo" size rhizomes.

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