Early June 2016 Hops UpdateBy
Just a quick pic of how the hops are doing. All sending out lengthy laterals, trying to intermingle –
that’s not happening as they are three separate varieties – Nugget, Magnum and Cascade hops. Once they intermingle, you can’t separate the cones at harvest time. You end up with a mix of bittering and aroma hops. You will never be able to duplicate a recipe because you don’t know the ratios.
Best to keep them separate. I have to take a long pole and train the laterals to stay on their own bines. I just wrap them around their own kind.
If we get a week of straight sunshine, there should be some serious filling out. My Cascades are on the far right, the spindliest of the three. They could really use some filling out.