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Hop Growing Help

Postby broon » Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:25 pm

I just harvested my first year Cascades. What do I do with the vines now?
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Compost em'...

Postby Mesa Maltworks » Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:28 pm

Compost the vines.... I don't know of any use for them.

Next Spring: As soon as the shoots appear, dig up the rhizome & trim off all but the 2 plumpest shoots. Then bury them SHOOTS UP. This will ensure the best yield and hop character by shifting all of the plant's energy to growing the 2 shoots. Not doing so will reduce yield (yes... even though you will have less vines), cone size, alpha/beta, geraniol, farcene & myrcene. All of these are the prime constituents that brewers desire to maximize appropriate to the hop variety.

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