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2018 Hop Plantations

Discussion in 'Hops' started by Yob, 9/7/17.

 

  1. Matplat

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    Posted 5/2/18
    Are you selling them to the public, can't seem to get victoria anywhere.... only time I've had Victoria was in a beer made with homegrown hops from Yob I believe (I didn't brew the beer), so dank.... :drinkingbeer:
     
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    Posted 5/2/18
    They were grown by Belgrave Brewer:bigcheers:
     
  3. trq

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    Posted 5/2/18
    My cascade, from September till last week. At one stage there you can see some bug got to them and I thought they were gone for a while, we went on holidays, came back and they had fought back by themselves.

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    Posted 5/2/18
    I got the info from this site
     
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    Posted 5/2/18
    And now dis:
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    Jumbo sleeping bag style drying rack. Made from a swisse voile "cocoon". I give it a few bops each time I go out for a beer (so only 5 or 20 times a night, right), for two or three days until they feel dry.
     
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    Posted 5/2/18
    They look great, how old are the plants?


     
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    I trialed some last year and sold some through YOB when he was running the Hop Dealz site. I can sell some this year. PM me if interested, I'll be doing 250g bags this year.
     
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    That's me ;)
     
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    Where are you located matplat? I'll have some spare Victoria flowers this year.
     
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    Third croppers this season.
     
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    That is amazing!
     
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    Anytime. It's been a long 3 days. Now to package it all and clear the drying room for next weeks picking.
     
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    Posted 8/2/18
    1st year hop flowers beginning to form, very exciting times...
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    Just picked 1kg from a 2.4m section of first year bines, still more to pick in that section. I'm really surprised.

    Side question, I want to build the soil 15-30cm above the current level of the crowns to build a garden bed in that section of the yard.

    Will this affect the bines in subsequent years, should I leave the crowns at the lower level they're at when backfilling the soil? Should i dig them up and replant them at the new level of the soil?

    I'll be using organic topsoil in the pH 6.5 range
     
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    Posted 12/2/18
    3rd first year cascade just beginning to develop burrs, first 2 have flowers developing whilst one other hasn't shown as much vigor.
    None of the 4 fuggles showing any signs of flowereing yet :-(
     
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    Posted 16/2/18
    Do the noble and noble-esque hops like Mt Hood just not have that aroma of the American C varieties?
    I have this Mt Hood that looks ready, but doesn't really have much aroma with the exception of some subtle floral notes.
    Is it ready or should I wait a few days longer?

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    Posted 18/2/18
    Harvested my hops today, Victoria smelling great!

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    Posted 23/2/18
    How long till the flowere develop a strong aroma? My cones are starting to get a little bit papery but still not a huge aroma. Comparing cascade cones to the aroma i get when i open a pack of pellets. Think i will leave em until some petals start browning a bit.
     
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    I have some Victoria and cascade flowers ready to go but I've been that busy lately that I can't be arsed picking and drying them. If anyone is interested in coming up to Kinglake 3763 and taking some home you are most welcome. Cascade and Victoria are ready to go and POR will be a few weeks off. Cheers.
     
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    Decided to pick them after all. Victoria cones are huge!
    Will have plenty of POR in a couple of weeks.
     

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