Summer has been kind to these homegrown hops

hops-more.jpgIt has been a good summer for growing hops- so far.

Good producers over the few years I’ve had them, my hop plants have exploded this hot, New York summer. 


In addition to providing me with more hops than I could dream of homebrewing with, the bines make a great privacy wall for the deck.

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The plants are mildly dry from the recent drought, and there has been pest damage typical to what I’ve experienced in past summers.  However, I’m still expecting a big crop.  Maybe this will be the year I attempt a wet-hop ale.

hops-close.jpgHard to believe they’ve grown from small rhizomes to the towering plants they are now in just a couple of years.

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