My wife left for the afternoon to go shopping. Everything was on “sale” and she was going to save us money. Not sure how spending saves me money. Anyway, I had spent some of our money the day before on a double top secret purchase.
I had traveled over one hour to pick up my hops (rhizomes actually) from my favorite homebrew shop. I was crazy excited and I hid those bad boys in the back of the fridge. With the wife shopping, I now had a narrow window to get the job done.
I worked feverishly to plant my hops on the south side of our house. I waited the next spring to tell her. You can’t hide these things. They grow over 14 feet tall.
“Those giant vines make us look like hillbillies!” she said. Personally I think they are beautiful and maybe I am a hillybilly. I’ve had guys drive by stop their cars and ask for a “tour”. I planted three varieties Chinook, Centennial and Cascade.
I was warned I wouldn’t get any hops the first year but I did. I also noticed that they become more pungent each year. This spring will be the 3rd year and I can’t wait for the bounty.
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