Wishaw Hop Harvest 2009

September 30, 2009

I also managed to harvest most of my hops.  I am very impressed by the size of the crop & the smell is fantastic!  Similar to Goldings maybe, but more floral?  Who knows what “terroir” my First Golds have picked up from Lanarkshire?

A nice juicy First Gold hop.

A nice juicy First Gold hop.

Of course, I’ve no idea of the AA%; perhaps 4%?  If they dry OK I’ll use them in my next ESB.  Hopefully the plant will survive the winter.  Already looking forward to next years crop!

A big box of hops.  Smell reminiscent of wacky baccy!

A big box of hops. Smell reminiscent of wacky baccy!

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4 Responses to “Wishaw Hop Harvest 2009”

  1. pdtnc Says:

    Looking good, I’m also hoping that my plants will make it through the winter. I have them in big pots, I’m wondering whether to cover them and wondering how moist to keep them.


  2. I was planning on covering mine with a thick layer of manure. Hopefully that’ll insulate them a bit from the frosts & give nutrients next year. Fingers crossed!

  3. pdtnc Says:

    are you plants in Pots too?


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