Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hop Rhyzomes Ordered! (#homebrew)

I just contacted Pete at Simply Homebrew and ordered two each Chinook, Centennial, and Nugget rhyzomes to go in this year.

Here's a few shots of our existing hop yard consisting of Cascade and Willamette varieties.

It is a C-H-O-R-E keeping the bines down to a reasonable number.

The new varieties will be going in apart from what you see here on a new raisable trellis mechanism.

Are you dreaming of fresh hop beer yet?

Cascade and Willamette producing well and going into their 4th year.


platypotamus said...

woah. that's quite the impressive hop yard! how many rhizomes did you start out with there?

tazio said...

There were six rhizomes to start. Adding another six this year: Chinook, Centennial, and Nugget. Should be coming in soon, too.

I wonder if these are cross-pollinating.

Hey: you live and learn.

This year's plantings will be far enough apart to minimize this although we have honey bees too.