Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hop buds arrive



I guess I am proof that you can grow hops in a planter. The buds on my centenial hop plant are blossoming in large quantities and looking great. They are all over and there is more than i though there would be.

I haven't decided what type of beer I'm going to make with these, but I'm hoping to get enough to strictly use these hops and make a fresh hop ale. I'd like to make it close to what Sierra Nevada does with their hop harvest. That's probably one my favorite highly hopped ales. I had the Southern Hemesphere Hop Harvest at the ACBF in Boston last month and it was amazing.



Cheers,


Jason

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

We started our hops (Cascade, Willamette and Chinook) in planters last year. It was the first year for them, and we get absolutely no harvest. We transplanted to real soil this year and things are looking better. Hopefully you'll have better luck!

Jason said...

I am pretty happy with how they turned out so far. Seeing that they are first year plants, I think I'll be getting a decent harvest. Hopefulyl at least enough for a fresh hop ale.

I'm definitely taking them out of the planter in the spring and putting them in the ground. Hopefully we'll be in a new house so I'll have some better space to plant. We'll see.

Cheers,
Jason

Jason said...

by the way....good luck with you mustache.

Jonathan said...

Thank you sir! No luck needed, fortunately. This baby is thick and prickly.