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Jul
18
2012

Growing Hops At Home Is Fun and Easy

I planted two varieties of hops a few months ago with the hopes of using them for making a delicious home brew.  I ordered Hop Rhizomes for Nugget and Kent Golding and put them in the ground hoping they would turn out...supposedly they don't typically grow very well in my area but so far they are looking great.  One of them is showing little baby hop cones forming.  I plucked one off and ate it, but it tasted like I was eating grass...there's no bitterness there yet.  I wonder when the Alpha Acids are produced.  At any rate, it's looking like these bad boys will produce at least some hops to use in a home brew later this year.

 

Baby Hop Cones Grown From Rhizomes

Hop Plant Climbing a Pole