10.02.2007

Hops Growing Resources

The following is a list of links to hops growing resources on the internet. I'll continually add to this list as I find more resources. If you know of others please post a comment here with a link. If you are interested to see what other resource pages I have created click on the "resource posts" label link at the bottom of this post.

Quick Reference (not enough info, but, will give you the idea)

  1. find place with lotsa sun, sandy soil and room to grow vertical
  2. order rhizomes or get some from a friend
  3. plant when ground is no longer frozen (spring)
  4. make sure they have enough water
  5. wait for the bines to come up
  6. train them on something to get them off the ground
  7. pick when they are ready harvest (usually not much first year) (late summer early fall)
  8. cut back for next year
  9. use and/or dry and store

Here's a book I bought to help me understand growing...
Amazon: The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs
My resource page about drying hops...
http://www.nonconfermist.com/2009/08/how-to-dry-hops-at-home.html

Maltose Falcons Homebrew Club
http://www.maltosefalcons.com/tech/growing-hops

Homebrew Talk Wiki
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Hop_cultivation

Brewing Techniques: Hops in the Backyard (Extensive)
http://brewingtechniques.com/library/backissues/issue2.3/montell.html

Zymurgy: In the Backyard: A gardner's guide to homegrown hops
http://home.netcom.com/~dluzanp/backyard.htm

Northern Brewer has a PDF of their instructions
http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/HopRhizomes.pdf

Fresh Hops: Click on growing on the left...
http://www.freshops.com/

National Sustainable Agriculture Service
Hops: Organic Production
https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=87

Yahoo Group about Growing Hops
The group even does rhizome exchanges through the mail. Lotsa good documents in their group too :-)

Crannóg Ales of British Columbia
Small Scale and Organic Hops Production
http://www.crannogales.com/HopsManual.pdf

The Brew Lounge: Two years of growing hops posts
From back when I was @ The Brew Lounge.

Brew Your Own has some stuff too..
http://byo.com/component/acesearch/search?query=growing%20hops

Oregonhops
http://oregonhops.org/culture2.html

Seven Bridges Coop
http://www.breworganic.com/tips/growing-hops.htm

Rate Beer: Homebrewer's Guide To Growing Your Own Hops
http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=186

Patrick's Hoppy Home Page
http://home.netcom.com/~dluzanp/

Norm Pyle's Hops FAQ
http://www.realbeer.com/hops/FAQ.html

Cheers!

10 comments:

The Bearded Brewer said...

Thanks! These are great resources, especially with the increasing prices.

Adam said...

You bet! Soon you'll be able to order rhizomes.

Jason said...

I ordered some rhizomes and they came yesterday. I can't wait to get started. Check out my posts for updates on how they turn out.
Cheers,
Jason

Adam said...

Congrats!

Look forward to your posts :-)

Chipper (Dave) said...

I've been looking for some good links for growing hops. Thanks for putting this together - very useful.

Adam said...

My Pleasure! :-)

Brad said...

Thanks for pulling this great list together - I referred to it in my article on growing hops on the BeerSmith blog recently.

Adam said...

Hey Brad, you're welcome. Thanks for the link :-)

Anonymous said...

I didn't see perhaps the best resource for growing hops, both for professionals and amateurs like most of us:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Grow-Hops/

They have close to 4,000 members from all over the world. It's a Yahoo discussion group for growing hops and brewing herbs (almost exclusively hops, though).

Donald

Adam said...

Well Donald, you should read more closely ;-) Stop hittin' the homebrew!!!

Just kidding. Donald (Anonymous) I do like the Yahoo group and I'm on the mailing list. Thank you for stopping by and I hope your hops are doing well.