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Hops Harvest 2010

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Anybody who grows their own hops should be watching the cones carefully and preparing for harvest. I pulled the trigger on the first part of my hops harvest today, September 13th 2010. I’ll do the rest of the vines this week.

If your cones are papery, spring back when squeezed, and showing brown on the tips then pick ’em!

hops picking and drying

What I use to dry my hops:

  • Window screen
  • Spare room to dry hops for a couple days, omg it smells great in there!
  • Fan (optional)
  • Vacuum sealer
  • Space in freezer

For more details on hops harvest, please see:
https://www.brewersfriend.com/2009/09/29/fall-hop-harvest-guidelines/

This year wasn’t a great growing season in Oregon, only half the tomatoes are ripe. Bah… On the upside, I’ve still got plenty of hops!

lager beer

  1. 2 Responses to “Hops Harvest 2010”

  2. I got hooked up with a hop farm north of Salem and got some straight off the kiln dryer Nobel hops – 2 garbage bags full! I gave one bag to my friend Jesse and have been bagging them for a couple of days now.

    The owner told me he would probably have an overage of 55 bales of Willamettes! – 1 bale is 200 lbs…. I seriously hope he calls!

    Cheers

    By Kurtis on Sep 15, 2010

  3. What kind of Nobel? Those go good in lagers. Let us know how it turns out!

    By Larry on Sep 19, 2010

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