Hops: interesting facts.


In 2013 my son had the idea of growing hops. He bought a plant and did not plant it into the garden. It died down during winter and started growing the next summer. I suggested that I would plant it in my garden till he was ready to plant it in his garden.

I planted it and it sort of grew last year.

This year it really grew into a tall vine. It has lots of hops on it at the moment.

Is there someone who could advise what to do next with it?

http://www.nzhops.co.nz/about

New Zealand hops are harvested in late February and March of each year. During drying, hot water radiators are the source of heat, thereby ensuring the hops stay free from any contamination by exhaust gases. The dried hops are pelleted at our own facility near Nelson and hop extracts are produced at a neighboring modern supercritical CO2extraction facility, Pharmalink Extract Ltd, situated adjacent to the hop pelleting plant. Quality and safety is assured throughout every stage of production via an auditable on farm GAP certification programme and cold storage and processing under ISO (9001-2008) quality and HACCP systems.

 

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19 responses to “Hops: interesting facts.”

  1. nowathome Avatar

    Dis nou interessant!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Het dit toe getoets en geproe maar sal dit nie sommer aanbeveel nie. Dit het n baie sterk meer tabakagtige smaak en is ook baie bitter. Eerste proe uitgespoeg toe toets ek nog n happie. Hou nie daarvan nie!

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  2. Toortsie Avatar

    Hops. Dis mos wat gebruik word om die bitter smaak in bier te gee? Of is ek nou verkeerd?
    Ons verbou weer die gars om die GIS van bier moontlik te maak.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dis hy! HesterleyNel vetel toe dat hops in slaaie gebruik word. Kan ook gekook word. Ek toets toe die hop blommetjie! Vat so halwe blom hap-was dit nou n smaak! Hy slaat my tussen die oë so sterk is die smaak. Bitter beslis. Mens moet seker maar gewoond daaraan raak om dit te eet. Dis ook familie van dagga!

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      1. Toortsie Avatar

        Dagga! Sowaar! Dis seker hoekom hy jou so geslaan het tussen die oë! 🙂

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        1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

          Ja, dis wraggies sterk. Baie soos tabaksmaak. Egter baie interessant die hele storie. Hierdie jaar is hop oes blykbaar kein a g v klimaat verandering. Dit het ook n sekere dag lengte nodig gedurende die ontwikkeling. Baie arbeidsintensief as daar gepluk word.

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          1. Toortsie Avatar

            Klink my jy is sowaar besig om die mark te oorstroom! 😉

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            1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

              Ha ha, dis net een plant en hy het beslis sy bes gedoen die jaar om blomme te maak. Verlede jaar het hy nie eers behoorlik gegroei nie. My seun is veronderstel om iets daarmee te doen. Nou het hy belangstelling verloor en sit ek met die gebakte pere oftewel gebakte hops.

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  3. rondomtaliedraai Avatar

    Jy kan jou eie bier maak!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dis die idee. Mens het net baie nodig om n biertjie te maak!

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  4. perdebytjie Avatar

    Sjoe,dit lyk na ‘n stekelrige plant,maar met pragtige blare!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      n Interessante besigheid! Die goed wil net in die lug op groei. Ek het nie sulke hoë drade nie! Sal maar moet bou vir volgende keer, ha ha!

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  5. empathy75 Avatar

    I think these are beautiful vines. I never knew that flowers are edible until your friend commented. Thanks for the information..

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      You are welcome. I did not know that myself’. It’s new to me too!

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  6. HesterLeyNel Avatar

    Your vines are lovely. Are you planning on making your own beer or are you growing for cooking purposes? The stalks, leaves and flowers are edible (cooked or fresh in salad, but it has a very strong flavour).

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Supposed to make beer(that’s my son!) One plant won’t be enough for a bottle! I’ll try it in a salad and will let you know.

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    2. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      The stalks are very prickly! Don’t think I’LL eat them.

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      1. HesterLeyNel Avatar

        haha the thorny thingies will cook away the same way as it does with nettles. Het jy geweet ons brandnetels maak heerlike tee, hoewel hulle ‘n pes is om te pluk?

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        1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

          Gelukkig is hul nie so erg soos bradnetels nie. Is net fyn stekeltjies sodat dit kanvasklou aan alles.

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