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Hops in Alabama
« on: March 10, 2024, 05:54:49 pm »

Anyone here got any good lessons learned / best practices for growing hops in the Alabama River Region?

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Re: Hops in Alabama
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2024, 08:03:47 am »
There was a commercial venture but I am not sure how it went. I haven’t heard anymore about them.

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Re: Hops in Alabama
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2024, 09:50:35 pm »
I believe I heard that the folks behind Harvest Roots (which closed literally the day before we arrived back Alabama 😭) had tried hop farming before getting into kombucha.

But I don't need commercial yields — just a reasonable harvest from a couple of bines in the back yard.
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Re: Hops in Alabama
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2024, 04:05:24 pm »
If you take care of them and water the heck out of them when it gets dry they do OK. I have grown a bunch of them before, enough to do some wet home homebrews. Never had them analyzed or anything