Growing Hops. Suggestions?

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Growing Hops. Suggestions?

Postby wonkothsane » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:13 pm

I'm going to be growing hops in my garden starting this year.

Does anyone have any information on what grows best around STL?

I was considering Centennial, and Northern Brewer.
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Postby stlmalt » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:24 am

Cascade, Chinook and Brewers Gold grow well. Others may have had great results with other varieties as well.

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Re: Growing Hops. Suggestions?

Postby seymour » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:32 am


I've grown Cascade, Northern Brewer, Chinook, Fuggle, Saaz, Hallertau mittelfrüh, Cluster, Challenger, several others I've forgotten over the years, and several natives.

The natives grow best, obviously, since they possess centuries of natural adaptation to our climate, pests, diseases, drought/deluge cycle, etc. But, their brewing properties are always luck-of-the-draw. The next most prolific cultivars are definitely Cascade, then Northern Brewer (which is odd, considering we are on the southern edge of suitable hops-growing latitudes, but this has been proven year after year for me.) My Saaz and Challenger do okay. My Cluster, Chinook, Hallertau, and Fuggles failed miserably. I too have heard Centennial do okay around here. Your mileage may vary.

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