ALL HOPS ARE GOOD - SOME HOPS ARE BETTER
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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.
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.
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.
UPDATED 5 JANUARY 2022
- ALMA MADER PREMAINT PILSNER -
- FULLER'S IMPERIAL IPA -
- FULLERS 1926 OATMEAL PORTER -
- GARAGE PROJECT x TRILLIUM ARO STREET -
- GARAGE PROJECT FRESH JULY 21 -
- MONKISH SPOCK IT -
- DARK STAR GOLDEN ALE -
GARAGE PROJECT MONKISH ESCAPE FROM LA
- OTHER HALF x MONKISH JFK 2 LAX -
- WIMBLEDON QUARTERMAINE UK IPA -
GARAGE PROJECT BLOCK PARTY WAGHORN A
- STONE DELICIOUS IPA -
- EDDYLINE DANK MATTER -
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
"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)
"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."
"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
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