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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2011, 04:09:22 AM »
Gangbusters! We had lots of rain lately. Hoppies are happy.






^^ exactly the look I was going for with this trellis-over-deck thing.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2011, 06:45:46 AM »
Nice Phil!

I think I might have time to harvest my Cascade hops this weekend. They are very healthy and about ready for harvest. I'll be sure to post pics.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2011, 07:15:25 AM »
It's been a strange summer weather-wise here. In spite of that, my hops are getting close to harvest time and look good. We have japanese beetles all over right now, but they are only snacking on some of the hop leaves, and not touching the cones, so I'm not worried. I'll try to get some pics up later.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2011, 01:10:02 PM »
Wow Phil, that is cool stuff. 
Talk about some nice outdoor living space.

Good work!

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #64 on: August 03, 2011, 12:49:12 AM »


My Northdown growing against the fence on my allotment. Flowering away, but not doing as well as I'd hoped. This is year two for this, but the weather has been really weird for us this year - early dry heat, then really cool and wet, now hot and humid. I definitely need to mulch this winter.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2011, 01:57:26 AM »
Wow Phil, that is cool stuff. 
Talk about some nice outdoor living space.

Good work!

Thanks! It's exciting to see them finally flowering. I'm surprised they've grown as much as they have.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2011, 07:14:59 PM »
Here's how mine hops looked about a week ago in NE PA.
2nd year Hallertau:
4th year Brewers Gold

The brewer's gold are doing great and ready to harvest... I'm expecting a lot!.  Cascades likely 3-4 more weeks, maybe 2-3 batches worth.  The hallertau probably around same time as cascades, and same amount.
overall a good year in NE PA.

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2011, 07:08:20 AM »
Looks like harvest is just around the corner!


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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2011, 07:20:39 AM »
Looks like harvest is just around the corner!


I think so.  :o

My Cascades are looking like they'll be ready for harvest within the next couple of weeks. Finding the time to do it is the biggest concern for me right now.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2011, 08:54:55 AM »
I came back from vacation and all my hops were dead, not a leaf to be found.  I've been watering them and now some of the vines are a couple of feet tall.  Since our growing season normally lasts until November I may have a chance at a harvest.  If not I may have some 4-8 year Cascade crown for sale next spring.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2011, 09:13:56 AM »
I came back from vacation and all my hops were dead, not a leaf to be found.  I've been watering them and now some of the vines are a couple of feet tall.  Since our growing season normally lasts until November I may have a chance at a harvest.  If not I may have some 4-8 year Cascade crown for sale next spring.

Why did they die. Lack of water?
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2011, 11:16:01 AM »
I came back from vacation and all my hops were dead, not a leaf to be found.  I've been watering them and now some of the vines are a couple of feet tall.  Since our growing season normally lasts until November I may have a chance at a harvest.  If not I may have some 4-8 year Cascade crown for sale next spring.

Why did they die. Lack of water?
Yep, my drip system controller failed a week before we left for 3 weeks.  My daughter was supposed to water them "plenty" but she decided not to "waste" water so she apparently watered them individually for about 5 minutes each once per week.  Coupled with temps in the 105-114F range almost the whole time we were gone they never had a chance.  But they all are still alive and if there's some cool weather or rain they'll survive.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2011, 08:00:38 AM »
Product.
Couple days in the "oast shed" and ready to package.

Centennial Harvest 2011

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After:



Couple pounds should tide me over. ;D  Cheers Growers!  Hella good time of the year.

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #73 on: August 18, 2011, 09:23:49 AM »
That is a beautiful sight.  :)

Very nice work. I plan to harvest next weekend.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2011, 07:58:46 AM »
I had a good harvest from my Brewer's Gold and Cascades this year.  I still have to harvest the first year hallertau, but not expecting a lot from them. Overall a good year in NE PA.

Here are shots of the harvests and fresh hop AIPA brew shots...  a recipe with ~4lbs of fresh home grown hops!
The harvest: cut, sit and pick:

3lbs of cascades, 1 lb of Brewer's Gold:

1lb of Brewer's Gold at 60, 1lb of Cascades at 10,5, and flameout!

Hop stew!