Monday, August 25, 2008

The Beer Garden

Well, this year was my second attempt at growing hops after a failed attempt last year (they never even made it out of the pots that the Rhizomes were started in). With some major help from Melissa this year, all of them made it with most of them now producing cones!

Here's a picture of the "Hop yard" growing on the south facing wall of our garage.
from left to right the hops varieties are: 2 Nugget plants, Tettnanger, Mt. Hood, Casacde, Centennial and Chinook. There is also some 2 row Barley growing between the Centennial and Chinook hops on the far right.

The Tettnenanger Hops will be ready to harvest soon!

Another view of the Tettnanger hops. I'm expecting to get
enough of these to brew a nice lager or wheat bear this fall/winter

Here's the first cut of the Centennial Hops. Not very many, but any cones at all in the first season in a plus. These will make some great IPA's and Pale Ales in years to come!


billvelek said...

Good to see another hop grower out there; if you ever need any advice, let me suggest my 'Grow-Hops' group which currently has 2,364 members -- most of whom grow hops.


Bill Velek

lindsalita said...

Just missing some keg planters and two white cats. Can't wait to see the steps!