How To Take Care Of Your Hops

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mynameisrodney

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yeah my cascade is about 2m tall and violently strangling everything in sight haha.
 

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my cascade is about 2m tall and violently
Mine too but its probably only just stopped snowing in Nelson :-}
Dont let them dry out too much, feed regularly, and very poisonous to dogs BTW.
ps Loved Nelson Markets, Pics had a stall, I said loudly “I didn't know Pics came from NZ!?” The entire market seemed to shout “It doesn't it comes from Nelson”….
 

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Has anyone here had good results from their fresh hops? Every brew I used mine in was terrible. I don't think I've got the timing right for picking them.

I'm not all that fussed though, I have them going up a trellis which shades the veggie patch and lawn from the West in summer, so it's a nice feature of the garden even if it is only used as ornamental.
 

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Has anyone here had good results from their fresh hops? Every brew I used mine in was terrible. I don't think I've got the timing right for picking them.

I'm not all that fussed though, I have them going up a trellis which shades the veggie patch and lawn from the West in summer, so it's a nice feature of the garden even if it is only used as ornamental.
I grow Chinook and something similar to Cascade in NE Victoria High Country. Pick late April when they go brown. Used only in Whirlpool @ 80C for 30 minutes. Beer is sensational.
 

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i have 6 rows of 10. Krakenup, cascade amd columbus.
The Krakenup went extremely well last year which is when i planted them from their roots
i had heaps and pick them when they are just strarting to get brown tinges on them, dry them on a rack in the shed for a few days and then vacuume bag them and store in the freezer.
 

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Yeah, I need to get a new oast as well. My current one is looking somewhat ratshit.
 

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