Flowers to Cones

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  1. BilltownBrewingCo

    BilltownBrewingCo Active Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm a novice when it comes to growing hops, but I have two first year bines that are flowering pretty heavy. One a cascade, the other a chinook. The chinook especially has flowered out big time. I brew when I go home to Iowa, but my plants are in my back yard in KC. I'm trying to time out about the time my flowers will have turned into cones. I am going home in 2 weeks to brew, any chance my cones will be ready?

    Ultimate goal is to do a wet-hopped IPA.

    Thanks all!
     
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    I think it depends on the weather where they grow. In VA people are harvesting now.
     
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    If you don't have cones right now, just flowering, then I'd say no. Not in 2 weeks.
     
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    I usually have some ready by labor day. Much farther north than KC though. At least 3 maybe 4 weeks from fuzzy flowers to ripe hop cones? Just guessing.
     
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