Is growing hops difficult?
  • jlwjlw
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    Cascade, Centinnial and Nugget. If I have room for four I'll slide in Columbus. This should give me something for everything. Cool.



    I should do this. I keep saying I am going to start growing and never get around to it.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    I have room for three for sure. Maybe four but I doubt it. Nugget is a decent bittering hop for stouts, right?



    nugget is a great bittering for stouts, pale ales, ipas, ect.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Cascade, Centennial, Columbus and Nugget.

    ORDERED.

    Done.

    The purchase has been made.

    The football has been handed off.
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  • ThymThym
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    Dont fumble
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  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    Dont fumble


    So. Much. Pressure.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Received, YAY!
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  • C_BC_B
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    Going to plant this weekend. Super excited.
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  • ThymThym
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    Did you get in on the members only rhizome exchange?
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  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    Did you get in on the members only rhizome exchange?


    No. I ordered from AHS a couple days before the members only exchange came up.
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  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    Did you get in on the members only rhizome exchange?


    No. I ordered from AHS a couple days before the members only exchange came up.


    hope yours grow like crazy.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Just now got 'em planted. Hopefully they are still alive...
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Just now got 'em planted. Hopefully they are still alive...



    they should be fine. hardy little suckers.


    if you have rhizomes and don't have the time to plant, throw em in the fridge until you do. it puts them to sleep.
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  • ThymThym
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    yeah, very hardy, unless you water them with chloronated spa water they should be cool.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Just now got 'em planted. Hopefully they are still alive...



    they should be fine. hardy little suckers.

    if you have rhizomes and don't have the time to plant, throw em in the fridge until you do. it puts them to sleep.


    That's what i did. Whew.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ceanntceannt
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    Lakewood said:

    yeah, very hardy, unless you water them with chloronated spa water they should be cool.



    Why does that sound like the voice of experience????
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I want to put a rainbarrel in.... just to water the hops and such..... If I could only figure out a way to do it without running the risk of everybody thinking I was a reformed hippie......
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  • ceanntceannt
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    all I need is a copy of Mother Earth News sitting on my porch......

    Jerry
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  • jlwjlw
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    ceannt said:

    I want to put a rainbarrel in.... just to water the hops and such..... If I could only figure out a way to do it without running the risk of everybody thinking I was a reformed hippie......



    I've been thinking about putting a rain barrel to drain my shed. I've though maybe I could water the garden. I'm not sure about using roof drained water for vegetables though.
  • JerryJerry
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    ceannt said:

    I want to put a rainbarrel in.... just to water the hops and such..... If I could only figure out a way to do it without running the risk of everybody thinking I was a reformed hippie......



    that's quite the pickle. maybe if you use a trash can people won't know it's for rain. Or put a sticker on it that says "Rendered Whale Oil, product of Japan" Even if it is a rain barrel what hippie would have that around?
  • JerryJerry
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    jlw said:

    ceannt said:

    I want to put a rainbarrel in.... just to water the hops and such..... If I could only figure out a way to do it without running the risk of everybody thinking I was a reformed hippie......



    I've been thinking about putting a rain barrel to drain my shed. I've though maybe I could water the garden. I'm not sure about using roof drained water for vegetables though.


    I'm planning on using roof drained water for my veggies this year (if it ever rains). The way I see it; it's an old roof, so most things that will leach out have already, and it's better than chlorinated city water.
  • ceanntceannt
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    ceannt said:

    I want to put a rainbarrel in.... just to water the hops and such..... If I could only figure out a way to do it without running the risk of everybody thinking I was a reformed hippie......



    that's quite the pickle. maybe if you use a trash can people won't know it's for rain. Or put a sticker on it that says "Rendered Whale Oil, product of Japan" Even if it is a rain barrel what hippie would have that around?


    Hah... I was thinking a "possum, it's what's for dinner " bumper sticker
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    jlw said:

    ceannt said:

    I want to put a rainbarrel in.... just to water the hops and such..... If I could only figure out a way to do it without running the risk of everybody thinking I was a reformed hippie......



    I've been thinking about putting a rain barrel to drain my shed. I've though maybe I could water the garden. I'm not sure about using roof drained water for vegetables though.


    Don't worry about it, much worse stuff is coming down with the rain before it hits your roof if you live in an urban environment. It is a great way to reduce the use of clean drinking water, mitigate stormwater runoff and save a little cash. People have been doing this for centuries before we decided it was a novel idea.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    Benvarine said:

    People have been doing this for centuries before we decided it was a novel idea.



    most of those people didn't have tar shingles though!
    but really, roof water is generally fine, and rainwater has craploads of nitrogen in it, so it is great to not let it go to waste.

    and ceannt.....just run the gutter into some old, rusted out chevy and nobody will think twice about it. no problemo.
  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    all naturale pine tar, at least that is what you should think about when you are eating your petroleum ridden lettuce.
  • JerryJerry
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    and ceannt.....just run the gutter into some old, rusted out chevy and nobody will think twice about it. no problemo.


    Chevy runs deep.