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GROW YOUR OWN HOPS


ALL HOPS ARE GOOD - SOME HOPS ARE BETTER
SHOP IS OPEN FOR ORDERS AND WE ARE SHIPPING NZ WIDE
HAPPY NEW YEAR - HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY PERIOD

Photo above is of Liberty hops growing on a 2 metre trellis for ease of picking at Eyrewell, North Canterbury NZ, March 2021

SHOP IS OPEN FOR ORDERS

- MAIL OUT EVERY MONDAY EXCEPT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS -

NORTH ISLAND DELIVERIES

- 1 DAY DELAY IN DELIVERING IN MANAWATU -

Auckland OK. Wellington/Masterton areas OK. South Island OK.

We are sending only robust previous season propagation plants, generously watered and fertilised, which in most cases will have a storage life of 2 weeks in our transport packaging system. At this time of year if there is a choice between a Standard plant and a FASTRAX™ plant, we strongly recommend choosing a FASTRAX™ for their enhanced ability to survive transport in the hot weather due to their larger root base and superior water storage capacity. Of course with FASTRAX™ you also get a years head start over the standard plant so it's a win all round.

WHY GROW HOPS AT HOME?

● SAVE MONEY
● SELF SUFFICIENCY
● SUSTAINABILITY
● ECOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY
● FRESH HOP BEER

WHY BUY OUR HOP PLANTS?

● GUARANTEED TO GROW
● TRUE TO TYPE
● GET A CROP YEAR ONE
● PRESERVE GENETIC DIVERSITY
● AFTER SALES SUPPORT

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HOP FLOWERS 2022


Each year the hop flowering & picking times at Eyrewell, North Canterbury, will added to this page so you can compare what's happening here with what's happening in your area.
Growers in the North Island & the top of the South Island may be ahead of what we are experiencing in Eyrewell by up to two weeks while further South may be behind by a week or two.


BEST DAYS TO PLANT HOP PLANTS


FROM THE NZ BIODYNAMIC CALENDAR
We have sorted the best days to plant hops for a good crop of hop cones first season. We use the biodynamic calendar for all our planting and harvesting including our hop garden, orchard & vegetable garden.

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK


HOP GARDEN IN KERIKERI, NORTHLAND
Harry sent us a photo of his hop garden in Northland. Harry currently grows Tangerine Dream®, Green Bullet™, Cascade, Motueka™, Rakau™, Orange Sunrise® and is re-organising and expanding his hop garden this season.

HOP GROWING


DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM BYO MAGAZINE

For anyone looking to grow their own backyard hops, here is the ultimate collection of some of the best articles on the topic from
Brew Your Own Magazine
Great value at $US2.99
Covering the basics to growing, harvesting, utilizing and storing homegrown hops, growing hops in containers, pro tips from hop growers, as well as more in-depth advice on processing homegrown hops, brewing with homegrown hops, brewing with fresh/wet, building a hop trellis, building a hop oast, and even several wet-hop home brew recipes.

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HOP PLANTS FOR SALE



ALL THE HOP PLANT VARIETIES WE HAVE FOR SALE IN THE SPRING 2021 SEASON


FASTRAX™ ADVANCED HOP PLANTS


WHAT IS A FASTRAX™ ADVANCED HOP PLANT? WHAT VARIETIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN SPRING 2021?


ORNAMENTAL HOPS FOR SALE


THE HOP VARIETIES WE HAVE FOR SALE THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR ORNAMENTAL & DECORATIVE USE


WHY GROW HOPS?


SAVE MONEY, GUARANTEED SUPPLY, SELF SUFFICIENCY, FRESH HOP BEER ETC.


HOP GROWING & HARVESTING GUIDES


HOW TO GROW, HARVEST & STORE HOPS


BREWING GUIDES & BEER RECIPES


GUIDES & RECIPES TO HELP YOU CREATE YOUR BEST BEER ON YOUR BREW DAY


- LATEST ARTICLES -

MALT EXTRACT BREWING


POSTED 30 OCTOBER 2021
Once upon a time, extract brewing was how the vast majority of us got into the hobby. Many were happy to stick with extracts, too, never feeling the need to add the extra hours and complexity of all-grain brewing. An introduction to Extract brewing including Partial-mash


HOW WE BUILT OUR HOP GARDEN


POSTED 7 DECEMBER 2021

Wondering where to start with a hop garden. We built this hop garden in North Canterbury to grow 100 plants at minimum cost.


DIP HOPPING


POSTED 24 APRIL 2021
In 2012 Kirin, the Japanese brewing conglomerate, began talking about “dip hopping,” a technique that its brewers had developed that boosts pleasant hop aromas while suppressing or removing unpleasant off-flavors, like myrcene, and aromas that are derived from fermentation.


USING HOP EXTRACTS


POSTED 27 APRIL 2021
Hop extract is designed to be used during the boil. That's because the alpha acid extraction is the same for hop resin extract as it is for whole hops and pellets and the hop additions can still be staggered throughout the boiling process.


DRY HOPPING


UPDATED 19 APRIL 2021
The process of dry hopping refers to the addition of hops into your fermenter either during your fermentation period and/or after your primary fermentation period is nearing completion.


STEEPING HOPS


POSTED 10 APRIL 2021
Some beer recipes suggest a steep/whirlpool hop addition after flame out. This article by Brad Smith of Beersmith fame explains how to do it and get the best results


HOP WATER


Posted 31st December 2020
What is it?
What does it taste like?
How to make it.

MASH TECHNIQUES


Posted 6th June 2020
How to get a sweeter or drier beer. How mashing temperature affects your beer.

BREWING WITH SUGAR


Posted 6th June 2020
Why you might want to use different sugars as part of your fermentables

BREWING LEGENDS


Posted 6th June 2020 
People and places that have contributed to the improvement of beer & brewing.

HOP GROWERS TIMELINE


Posted 24th August 2019
What to expect from your hop plants throughout the year from a growers perspective

HOP FLAVOUR EVALUATION


Posted 24th August 2019
How to go about evaluating the flavours in your new hops

HOW TO MAKE A HAZY IPA


Updated 4th August 2019 
Use this guide to make the New England IPA (NEIPA). Includes several recipes

FRESH HOP HARVEST BEER


Updated 4th March 2021
How to make a fresh hop beer with beer recipes you can make from hops you can grow

- CUSTOMER FEEDBACK -

TANGERINE DREAM®

"I thought you may be interested in a backyard gardener & home brewer's pictures of Tangerine Dream's growth."

"I was super impressed with its first year growth and managed to get a 300 gram crop."
Thanks & Cheers, Mike (Warkworth)

PACKING & PLANTING

"My order arrived today (overnight) in perfect condition. Many thanks. Your packaging system is brilliant!"  Paul
"I just wanted to thank you for doing such an awesome job at packaging the hops plants. They arrived in perfect condition."
Rebecca (Auckland)

COLEGATE

ORNAMENTAL HOP

"Delighted with the Colegate ornamental hop we got from you last year. Best thing in our entire garden."
"We have ordered the Orange Sunrise® this year."

Suraya Singh, New Plymouth

TANGERINE DREAM®


MARCH 2020 HARVEST
"The hops are going wild and some of the Tangerine Dream is showing lupulin."

"I have sent a couple of photos showing 7cm cones that I spotted and I have heaps at 6cm."

Richard, Upper Hutt

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