The Hop Grower's Handbook

The Essential Guide for Sustainable, Small-Scale Production for Home and Market

Author: Laura Ten Eyck,Dietrich Gehring

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585567

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 3078

With information on siting, planting, tending, harvesting, processing, and brewing It’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops. The runaway craft beer market’s convergence with the ever-expanding local foods movement is helping to spur a local-hops renaissance. The demand from craft brewers for local ingredients to make beer—such as hops and barley—is robust and growing. That’s good news for farmers looking to diversify, but the catch is that hops have not been grown commercially in the eastern United States for nearly a century. Today, farmers from Maine to North Carolina are working hard to respond to the craft brewers’ desperate call for locally grown hops. But questions arise: How best to create hop yards—virtual forests of 18-foot poles that can be expensive to build? How to select hop varieties, and plant and tend the bines, which often take up to three years to reach full production? How to best pick, process, and price them for market? And, how best to manage the fungal diseases and insects that wiped out the eastern hop industry 100 years ago, and which are thriving in the hotter and more humid states thanks to climate change? Answers to these questions can be found in The Hop Grower’s Handbook—the only book on the market about raising hops sustainably, on a small scale, for the commercial craft beer market in the Northeast. Written by hop farmers and craft brewery owners Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring, The Hop Grower’s Handbook is a beautifully photographed and illustrated book that weaves the story of their Helderberg Hop Farm with the colorful history of New York and New England hop farming, relays horticultural information about the unusual hop plant and the mysterious resins it produces that give beer a distinctively bitter flavor, and includes an overview of the numerous native, heirloom, and modern varieties of hops and their purposes. The authors also provide an easy-to-understand explanation of the beer-brewing process—critical for hop growers to understand in order be able to provide the high-quality product brewers want to buy—along with recipes from a few of their favorite home and micro-brewers. The book also provides readers with detailed information on: • Selecting, preparing, and designing a hop yard site, including irrigation; • Tending to the hops, with details on best practices to manage weeds, insects, and diseases; and, • Harvesting, drying, analyzing, processing, and pricing hops for market. The overwhelming majority of books and resources devoted to hop production currently available are geared toward the Pacific Northwest’s large-scale commercial growers, who use synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and fertilizers and deal with regionally specific climate, soils, weeds, and insect populations. Ten Eyck and Gehring, however, focus on farming hops sustainably. While they relay their experience about growing in a new Northeastern climate subject to the higher temperatures and volatile cycles of drought and deluge brought about by global warming, this book will be an essential resource for home-scale and small-scale commercial hops growers in all regions.
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Hops

Author: R. A. Neve

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401131066

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 509

It is 25 years since Dr Burgess wrote his invaluable book on hops and in the intervening period there have been very many advances in hop research and hop production techniques. When invited to produce a replacement for that book, therefore, the problem was not finding enough new material but deciding on what to include. People interested in reading about the hop are likely to fall into very diverse categories. Hop growers will be looking for practical advice on production methods while research workers with specialist knowledge in one field may want detailed information about research in other disciplines. In addition, there are many people for whom hops are of much more general interest and for them a source of basic information about the crop will be required. The aim has not been to produce a detailed growers' handbook, since techniques vary considerably from district to district and I believe that it is better to obtain advice from neighbouring growers or from specialist advisers than from any book. What I have attempted is to outline the basic principles upon which production methods should be based. At the same time, I have tried to include material that will be of general interest both to those who work with hops and to those to whom they might otherwise remain a complete mystery. In doing this my own personal interests have inevitably played an important part.
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Hop Variety Handbook

Learn More about Hop... Create Better Beer

Author: Dan Woodske

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475265057

Category: Cooking

Page: 140

View: 6561

Why do hops give off the flavor and aroma that they do? "Because" is not the answer. They vary in Alpha Acids, Beta Acids, Myrcene and a host of other oils and acids. Where they are grown even matters. This book covers over 110 individual hops and breaks them down piece-by-piece so you can properly craft your next homebrew. It also gives you information on what to expect regarding flavor and aroma. The Author owns a brewpub and was constantly getting asked about the hops in his beer and how he got it to taste like that. After months of leafing through sales brochures, researching hop farmers, and experimenting himself, he puts all of that "hopped up" knowledge into one source - in an easy to access manner specifically for the homebrewer in all of us.
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Tinged with Gold

Hop Culture in the United States

Author: Michael A. Tomlan

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820346748

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 9520

Tomlan explores all aspects of hop culture in the United States and provides a background for understanding the buildings devoted to drying, baling, and storing hops. The work considers the history of these structures as it illustrates their development over almost two centuries, the result of agrarian commercialism and technological improvement.
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Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests

Author: Walter F. Mahaffee

Publisher: Amer Phytopathological Society

ISBN: 9780890543764

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 93

View: 7998

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Hop Production

Author: V. Rybacek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444598456

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

View: 2408

This book deals in detail with all aspects of hop growing, hop cone handling, drying, storage and processing into hop products and preparations, and with their utilization in the brewing industry. Particular attention is given to theoretical and practical hop production problems from the perspective of biology, chemistry, and economics, the ultimate objective of the book being high-quality hop raw materials for the brewing industries. The book is intended for hop growers, traders, brewing specialists, agricultural colleges, hop research and brewing industry institutes.
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A Garlic Testament

Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm

Author: Stanley Crawford

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826319609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 7149

From his New Mexico mountain home, award-winning author Stanley Crawford writes about growing garlic and selling it. "To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world."--Stan Crawford
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The Homebrewer's Garden

How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs

Author: Dennis Fisher,Joe Fisher

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427511

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 8792

Grow a beer garden! Enhance the flavor, aroma, and personality of your homebrew by cultivating your own hops, herbs, and malt grains. With expert advice on choosing and maintaining the best plants for your needs, Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher show you how to turn a small patch of backyard, or even a few window boxes, into a renewable brewing supply store. Discover the satisfaction that comes from brewing tasty beers using fresh homegrown ingredients.
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Hops and Hop Picking

Author: Richard Filmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 80

View: 1277

The hop has been intimately involved in social history for many centuries: it has caused controversy due to its role in the brewing process and was for centuries the centre of a social phenomenon, with thousands descending on hop-producing regions during harvest. It is a branch of agriculture requiring intensive labour and great skill, and this book examines its history from the earliest times to the present day, describing the traditional tools of the trade, the growers, the pickers and all those whose versatile skills have through the centuries made the hop industry a success.
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For The Love of Hops

The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops

Author: Stan Hieronymus

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 1938469038

Category: Cooking

Page: 326

View: 9477

Stan Hieronymus expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, hop quality and utilization--and even devotes an entire chapter to dry hopping. For the Love of Hops also includes a reference catalog of more than 100 varieties and their characteristics.
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The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops, Malts, and Brewing Herbs

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: John N. Peragine

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383533

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 7722

Provides information on a variety of hops, grains, and herbs and offers instructions on their growth and harvest and the essentials of home brewing.
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Hop King

Ezra Meeker's Boom Years

Author: Dennis M. Larsen

Publisher: Washington State University Press

ISBN: 9780874223422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9616

Two of Ezra Meeker¿s most defining traits were his ability to recognize business opportunities and his willingness to take risks. The Oregon Trail pioneer traveled west in 1852, eventually settling in the Puyallup Valley. In the mid-1860s, he planted his first hops and attained modest success. Serving as a broker, he traveled to New York and London to open new markets, and hired a chemist to confirm Northwest hops produced more extract than those grown in Bavaria or New York. In 1882, Pacific coast growers benefited from widespread crop failure elsewhere. Desperate brewers offered astronomical prices. E. Meeker and Co. became the largest hops exporter in the country, and Ezra the official ¿hop king.¿ As an outstanding entrepreneur on a local and global scale and through his involvement in pivotal regional events such as women¿s suffrage and the Chinese expulsion, Meeker helped transform the landscape, economics, and politics of his adopted home on Puget Sound.
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The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook

Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture

Author: Andrew Mefferd

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586377

Category:

Page: 288

View: 8092

Best practices for the eight most profitable crops Today only a few dozen large-scale producers dominate the greenhouse produce market. Why? Because they know and employ best practices for the most profitable crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook levels the playing field by revealing these practices so that all growers--large and small--can maximize the potential of their protected growing space. Whether growing in a heated greenhouse or unheated hoophouse, this book offers a decision-making framework for how to best manage crops that goes beyond a list of simple do's and don'ts. As senior trial technician for greenhouse crops at Johnny's Selected Seeds, author Andrew Mefferd spent seven years consulting for growers using protected agriculture in a wide variety of climates, soils, and conditions. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook brings his experience and expertise to bear in an in-depth guide that will help readers make their investment in greenhouse space worthwhile. Every year, more growers are turning to protected culture to deal with unpredictable weather and to meet out-of-season demand for local food, but many end up spinning their wheels, wasting time and money on unprofitable crops grown in ways that don't make the most of their precious greenhouse space. With comprehensive chapters on temperature control and crop steering, pruning and trellising, grafting, and more, Mefferd's book is full of techniques and strategies that can help farms stay profitable, satisfy customers, and become an integral part of re-localizing our food system. From seed to sale, The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook is the indispensable resource for protected growing.
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English Hops; A History of Cultivation and Preparation for the Market from the Earliest Times

Author: George Clinch

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781340391812

Category: History

Page: 134

View: 7622

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Organic Marijuana, Soma Style

The Pleasures of Cultivating Connoisseur Cannabis

Author: Soma

Publisher: Ed Rosenthal

ISBN: 9780932551689

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 4864

Soma has become synonymous with a mindful approach to cannabis gardening and an earth-friendly lifestyle. Soma's strains are legendary, winning repeated trophies at Europe's most reputed cultivar festivals. Readers will find essays describing the philosophy and methods that distinguish him as a world-class breeder combined with pieces detailing in depth the organic approach to growing and the way in which Soma's varieties address the specific needs of sophisticated connoisseurs and enthusiasts. Includes two full-colour sections of lush photos.
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Designing Great Beers

The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles

Author: Ray Daniels

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 0984075615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 404

View: 9680

Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables, and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual.
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The Craft Maltsters' Handbook

Author: Dave Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991043620

Category: Cooking

Page: 214

View: 3492

The industrial process of germination-which converts hard, insoluble cereals into friable, extractable grains for subsequent use as a food source for humans or yeast - is called malting. The Craft Maltsters' Handbook provides an in-depth understanding of the technical and scientific meanings of words and phrases used in malting and is an up-to-date reference on the many types of malts used in brewing and distilling today. The rise in craft micro-malting is a nod to the 19th century men and women who provided the malt for brewing/distilling and part of the growing trend of taking back an art from large multinational corporations who have come to dominate much of agriculture and manufacturing.
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Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide Simple Steps to Bulk Cultivation

Author: Principium Quaesitor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992558406

Category: Science

Page: 182

View: 8050

This book is a comprehensive manual on the bulk cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms, using do-it-yourself equipment made of common materials wherever possible. It walks you through every step of the procedure, providing easy-to-follow instructions, essential information, and useful advice about growing these magical fungi using a simple and economical methodology. This book provides hundreds of photos and diagrams to help you understand the process--also offering helpful resources for sourcing equipment and materials. Advanced procedures are also presented, allowing for rapid progression from the basics to more sophisticated methods of cloning and growing with agar.
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