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Determining When Hops Are Ready To Harvest

Determining When Hops Are Ready To Harvest

A simple equation for calculating alpha and beta acid levels at 10 percent moisture. Posted on Sept. 5, 2013 by Diane Brown, Michigan State University Extension You’ve spent an entire season nurturing and tending your hops, eagerly waiting for harvest. ...

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Drying Hops On A Small Scale

Drying Hops On A Small Scale

How to measure moisture levels in hops and determine when they have been dried enough to prevent spoilage. Posted Sept 16, 2013 by Diane Brown, Michigan State University Extension While growing hops can be a challenge, properly processing them is ...

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Post-harvest Hop Yard Management

Post-harvest Hop Yard Management

As growers wrap up hop harvest this season, they can follow these postharvest tips to prepare for next year. Posted on Sept. 24, 2013 by Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension As the 2013 hop season in Michigan winds down, ...

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Harvest time approaching for hop growers

Harvest time approaching for hop growers

Determining the correct harvest date is a mix of art and science and has a big impact on the quality of the final product. Posted on Aug. 23, 2013 by Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extenstion Hop harvest in Michigan ...

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International Bittering What Now?

International Bittering What Now?

By: Chris Washenberger IBU, in this hop-heavy world, is a number that is commonly tossed around and even more commonly misunderstood, if grasped at all. International Bittering Units are calculated numbers used to indicate bitterness in a beer. Regardless of ...

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Selecting the Right Trellis Design

Selecting the Right Trellis Design

Selecting the Right Trellis Design to Grow Great Hops By: Great Lakes Hops Creating the optimal hop yard that produces maximum yields with minimal infrastructure, labor, and inputs is critical to long term success & profitability of a hop yard.  ...

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Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies Workshop Presented By OMAF and MRA By: Sean Westerveld Learn about the natural enemies of crop pests, from predators to parasites to pathogens.  What do they do?  How can you find and identify them?  How can you protect them ...

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