Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How to Harvest Home Grown Hops: Video





This is a pic of the lupilin glands I was talking about in the video. You can see that the one on the left has nice deep, golden colored sacs compared to the other one that has a lighter colored yellow. It's hard to tell with the actual cut hop but you can see it more clearly with the petals below the hops. The one on the left is fully mature.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved it. You did a great job making this video -- concise, professionally laid-out, informative. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great info, esp the part about the caution needed if you have a dog, was going to start to harvest tomorrow for the first time, and was going to have here out with me.

kpd said...

Thanks! That was a fabulous video. We are on our way out back now to harvest.

Anonymous said...

What a great video. I'm just getting started in brewing and would like to make a pale ale. Found some hops growing in the wild but had no idea how to harvest them. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Awesome job on the video, my Hops didn't do so well this year.

-Taipans

Alan said...

Very helpful video. I now know my hops are ready to be harvested, but now that I look more closely I see they also have aphids in them. Are they a lost cause? Will the aphids go away during the drying process?

Thanks for any advice!

Patrick said...

Agreed, great video and very informative. I just moved into a new duplex, and to my suprise, there was a hopvine growing off the front patio! Now I can put the basement (or brewery!) to use.

Rose said...

Thank you for this video. I found it in a google search, when I was trying to find information on how to harvest my own hops that I am growing for the first time this season. Thanks especially for the info on how it is harmful to dogs. I had no idea! I'll keep mine far away from the hops when I harvest. Thanks! -Rose

Mike said...

great video. very clear explaination of info that is scattered and conflicting on the web.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much. You gave us such great information. We really appreciate the extremely important info about hops and dogs. We would have been absolutely heart broken, as it shows that you were. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such a great explanatory video! We are living in North Dakota for the summer and I found a ton of wild hops here so am excited to harvest them and brew some beer and see what kind of flavor these "mystery" hops will provide us with. Thanks again! The tip about dogs is great too, I had no idea about that:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Ben, for the good info! Looks like I found your site just in time - my hops are starting to make that papery sound you described.

When the blossoms turn a pale golden yellow, can they be saved for seed? A few of my plants have apparently gotten a bit too mature to make good beer.

Anonymous said...

Great video, thanks so much for creating it.

Ted Assur said...

Excellent info. FYI Hops poisoning in canines is called *malignant* hyperthermia, not "benign".