Homegrown (hops) – Now Legal in Michigan

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.

Hillbilly Hops?
Hillbilly Hops?
Hillbilly Hops?
Hillbilly Hops?

 

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