Growing HopsThis is my...

Growing Hops This is my first time on this forum, so here is a quick introduction. My name is Stephen and I have been home brewing for about 3 1/2 years now. I have only done one all grain BIAB and it turned out awesome. I have a friend in Fort Worth who just started his own malting company, so naturally I have been reading up on just about everything that has to do with brewing. Last week, I decided that I wanted to grow my own hops, placed an order on www.williamsbrewing.com, received them Monday, and now they are in my back yard. I planted them yesterday, and would like to hear any input from those who grow their own hops here in the Dallas area. I look forward to hearing from y'all and hopefully make it to a meeting/brew day soon. Thanks again, Stephen
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I have not grown any hops

Walter Hodges's picture

I have not grown any hops here, though I know a few folks (Bill James for one) have over the years.  I think your biggest challenge will be the summer heat.  Good luck!

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They will do great till we

SecondVP NTHBA's picture

They will do great till we start summer^2. My hops were on a west facing fence and by the end of August they were pretty well cooked. I would harvest by the middle of July. 

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