• Paul
    Paul just had one of my rye pale ales, didn't turn out too badly.  I won't be able to brew for a living, but at least it will keep me busy.  Has anyone here tried growing hops and had any success?  
    • March 18, 2013
    • Paul
      Mark Congrats! Never tried to grow hops. Everything I try to grow seems to die.
      • March 18, 2013
    • Paul
      RichsWorldBeerTour I've got quite a garden for veggies, etc. I've heard hops take up alot of space, especially vertically. Could be fun to try!
      • March 19, 2013
    • Paul
      Paul I've got a flat roofed house, so up the side and over the top is what i'm planning, also a semi-dead tree on the cooler side of the yard to try one (branches at about 10 and 15 feet). I just love the smell.
    • Paul
      RichsWorldBeerTour Keep us posted on the progress. Maybe I'll check with my local beer shop about growing hops in MN.
      • March 19, 2013
    • Paul
      Mark If you get a chance Rich, head out to Brau Brothers Brewery in Lucan, MN. They have a 2 acre hop farm. Just call them before you go because in the next month or so they are moving to Marshall, MN (although I doubt the hop field is moving).
      • March 19, 2013
    • Paul
      RichsWorldBeerTour That's about a three hour drive for me. At some point I'll make the drive.
    • Paul
      Mark The University of Minnesota is working with hops at their Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca. Closer, but still a drive.
      • March 19, 2013