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Offline Roger

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Hop harvest 2020
« on: October 02, 2020, 04:37:10 PM »
How did you fellow hop growers make out this year?
I ended up with 1lb Hersbrucker, 2lbs of cascade and about 1/2 oz lupulin powder left behind after drying. I might use the powder to dry hop a pale ale...
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Offline mikegraham

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Re: Hop harvest 2020
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 04:07:53 PM »
Not a bad result

Offline shazapple

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Re: Hop harvest 2020
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 08:56:47 AM »
I just finished packaging mine up. Didn't have a chance to weigh them but I'd guess I got a pound of centennial and two pounds of cascade. I was too slow for the hersbrucker and they were too brown on the bine for my liking (should have picked them early September).

The cones were nice and big this year, probably because of my watering setup. Lots of aphids though, so I'll have to do something about that next year.
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Re: Hop harvest 2020
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2020, 11:35:13 AM »
I just finished packaging mine up. Didn't have a chance to weigh them but I'd guess I got a pound of centennial and two pounds of cascade. I was too slow for the hersbrucker and they were too brown on the bine for my liking (should have picked them early September).

The cones were nice and big this year, probably because of my watering setup. Lots of aphids though, so I'll have to do something about that next year.
My hersbrucker are always ready about 2 weeks before my cascades. I like it because I have the opportunity to dry and package them before the cascade is ready.

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Re: Hop harvest 2020
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 09:27:22 PM »
After drying, I got a measly ~4oz, mainly Cascade and a bit of Chinook. Worst harvest ever. Hopefully they are just taking a year off, lol.
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Re: Hop harvest 2020
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 01:41:32 AM »
Yeah it was a really dry summer this year. I put down a good thick layer of mulch, used some compost tea once buds started and watered very regularly almost evey day...

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Re: Hop harvest 2020
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 07:56:16 PM »
I did none of those things, lol. They evidently would benefit from some pampering next year.
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