Searching for the line between "hobby" and "obsession"

July 2012 hop crop update

The bines are still going crazy! I’ve basically given up trying to keep them looking trim. Actually, my wife suggested I let them go a bit so that we could use them to create some privacy in our yard. It’s definitely worked.

Hop cones have formed on each of the plants already. Below are pics.

Northern Brewer:

Cascade (many of these cones seemed to have formed oddly, opening like this):

Hallertau:

Chinook:

Centennial:

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