Friday, April 9, 2010

Summer of Hops 2K10

Hmm... you don't really save much time with "2K10" vs. 2010 do you. Oh well.

I've received my spring order of hops from HomeBrewHeaven.com and they've been planted in the ground next to my one surviving cascade hop plant from last year. This year I decided to go for the... well crap. I just went to check my order receipt and it doesn't say. I guess that shows you how much of a green-thumb I am. Well I believe I went with the Nugget hops this year. I figure I had a (about) 6% Cascade hop, and that I'd go for a strong bittering hop. According to homebrewheaven it grows well in all climates (since Florida isn't exactly ideal).

My little hop garden. I also picked up some coir rope for the hops to grow on, but I'll get that in place in the coming weeks. I have to note, and I hate to say it because I like HomeBrewHeaven (they have fantastic prices on a big ol' bayou pot with a pre-installed spigot on it). I wasn't too happy with the rhizomes I got. I ordered two and I was expecting to get the usual beefy rhizomes, but the one was pretty disappointing. I suppose it did have a white bud coming off it, but it was about 1/8" to 1/4" at it's thickest. The rhizomes I've gotten in the past have been more around 1/2" to 3/4". Oh well.

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