Post by fuzzyruttin on Jul 27, 2018 19:09:36 GMT -5
Finally. FINALLY. Got my butt around to growing hops. Used to brew all-grain beer with a high-end mash system, but that's a story in itself. This is second-year growth since I put the hops rhizomes in the ground. Out of 5, there were 2 casualties, both Cascade (IIRC, i will come back to edit) planted in a not-so-good-drainage location. Three Northern Brewers lived. Two are very happy and healthy, the other one will come around eventually. So as rumor or whatever-you-read goes, year three is the big year. They are only at year number two, and the naive grower that I apparently have been shown, year two got a bit crazier than anticipated. I am in reactive mode to catch the bines. Year three I will be proactive and crafty... thinking two hemp twine nettings that expand upward around the porch posts. Contently amazing :-) Wanted to share and ask of others experiences? (Right, wrong forum.... sorry, signing up on another forum will blow up my brain)
Post by PirateLabs on Jul 27, 2018 20:15:10 GMT -5
Very nice! I use cascade hops when I brew beer. I don't know exactly what I did but after my first brew, it tasted exactly like Heineken. I wrote everything down as I did it and have since made like 5 five gallon batches and they all taste just like the first. I do not get a yeast taste at all because I use the "Fiz-Giz" which injects CO2 into the finished beer. I also use 2 liter bottles for the beer and that way I can pressurize them with the CO2 and do not have to mess with bottles and adding more yeast, etc. It is awesome and I love doing it but have not made a batch in almost a year. I never thought about growing my own hops so, congrats to you Sir. I'll bet your beer is great as you can not beat fresh ingredients.
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Post by fuzzyruttin on Aug 12, 2018 16:05:07 GMT -5
Right, you plant the rhizomes a few inches deep and they take root very well in "favorable" conditions. The idea is to never let any males grow, as they will turn the female hops cones into seed. I haven't looked into the harvesting procedure yet and not sure if I plan to use them for anything this year. Thought about getting a dry-hop system for my kegerator, not sure.
Yeah I was wondering if they were gonna be skunky smelling too, but I can't perceive any odor from them, even when the cones are right on my nose. Not sure if that will change or if everything stays locked up in the lupulin glands and has to be crushed to release the oils.
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