Category Archives: Hop Gardening

2014 Hop Harvest

The 2014 hop crop. I have 5 plants but for some reason this is always the most productive, has the most growth and gives the most hop cones. I’m quite certain they’re ready to pick, or darn close to it. … Continue reading

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2013 Hop Harvest

Cascade hops! 2013 is probably the best year of hop growing since the John Reeves days.

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Single Hop Pale Ale

Two weeks ago, I harvested my Cascade hops (pictures to follow soon). I laid them out on a window screen in the basement to dry them. I ended up with 12 ounces of dried hops. I was very happy with … Continue reading

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Big hop cones!!

  This is a rather large Cascade cone from the plant growing over the shed. Lots of yummy smelling lupulin!!

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My shed is getting crushed by hops!!

Cascade hops that have taken over the front of the shed. As you can imagine, it is often difficult to get the shed door open and closed. Hopefully they’ll have a lot of lupulin!!

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Growing hops

I have three varieties of hops growing in the back yard of Shepody Brewery: Mt Hood, Willamette and Cascade. This is the third year for them. The Cascade, which always does the best, is about 8 inches high and very healthy looking. The … Continue reading

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