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deebee

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It came time to harvest my hops on the weekend as a couple of them were getting a yellow tinge to them. The actual harvest process was over very quick and my secateur hand was not a bit sore.

First season in the ground I didn't expect much, but gee whiz... total dried weight, just under 10 grams. :(

Looks like a very subtle late addition of fresh POR flowers going in my dark ale this Easter.

How did everyone's harvest go?
 

Gough

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Bad luck Deebee, but at least you had a go. I'm thinking of taking the plunge this year myself just for a laugh. Guess I'll try Ringwood as well due to 'Aussie' conditions. Can't see much else survivng the Newcastle weather. Hope next years season is more fruitful for you...

Shawn.
 

Gout

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that 10g more than me :)

my hallertau plant although it grew like crazy and was healty it did not have any hops on it. I didn't expect any untill the roots system have set in.

hopfully next yr
 
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Ummmm one Hallertau, one Tettnanger one POR, all first year rhizomes

500g green hops, equiv to 125g dried

I dug one bag of cowpoop into the bed they were going into, raised it a bit
Early on, it never got much sun, as they grew they had all the sun they needed. This seems to be crucial--not too much sun at first! Watered deeply once a week, the roots must not be permanently wet.

Going to cut the bines off at ground level next weekend, clean the bed up, then cover with straw from a pretty well rotted bale of barley straw, probabbly putting some blood & bone & compost under the straw. Will also prepare a new bed for like 6 Goldings rhizomes (avail from Jovial Monk for $25 in early spring) by digging in 2-3 bags cowpoop


Jovial Monk
 

AndrewQLD

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I don't suppose hops will grow in Bundaberg Qld????
 

Batz

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Worth a try Andrew

I am going to try growing them near Gympie in a coulpe of years , maybe a bit of shade cloth
 

deebee

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You can grow them but they need long summer days to produce flowers so latitude greater than 30 works best. Might not get a harvest in the tropics.
 

jayse

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i got enough POR for a brew.
but the hallertau and tettnanger only provided a couple of flowers and the cluster didn't do much at all.
these were all first year also.

cheers jayse
 

Doc

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Was at the Mac's Brewery in Stoke, Nelson NZ last week.
They had really nice hop plants full of ready to pick hops out the front.
I wanted to just pick up hand full or fifty off them.

Beers,
Doc

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and showing the lineup.

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