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Re: Best Hops for Chicago/Milwaukee area

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  • Brian
    I am also a backyard grower in Chicago. I have 5 Cascade and Nugget plants that grow very well.
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 17, 2013
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      I am also a backyard grower in Chicago. I have 5 Cascade and Nugget plants that grow very well.

      --- In Grow-Hops@yahoogroups.com, James Altwies <jraltwies@...> wrote:
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      > Anything in the BG family will do well. Avoid Columbus due to disease issues. Moreover what sort of hop do you like to use? Some take more effort to grow but the will do well. I've seen some suggest Chinook and that should do okay as long as it is out of the wind.
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      > You mention low trellis. I would be careful with the extremely vigorous Chinook and friends as they will not produce well on anything under 14 feet. I think you could try Mt Hood for aroma.
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      > Most aroma varieties tend to be more delicate and less vigorous which might lend itself well to your situation. Galena is also a possibility along with Santiam, Northern Brewer and possibly Glacier Stay away from anything purely European.
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      > Sterling and Golding are not easy to grow so don't be discouraged.
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      > On Mar 14, 2013, at 9:56 PM, "titansoftaste@..." <titansoftaste@...> wrote:
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      > > Can anyone remove me from this group please? Titansoftaste thanks you.
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      > > Sent from my HTC on the Now Network from Sprint!
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      > > ----- Reply message -----
      > > From: "mb0rg" <mb0rg@...>
      > > Date: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 9:16 am
      > > Subject: [Grow-Hops] Best Hops for Chicago/Milwaukee area
      > > To: <Grow-Hops@yahoogroups.com>
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      > > I listened to James Altwies' interview on Basic Brewing Radio re. hop growing in the Midwest. James mentioned that Brewers Gold grows well in the microclimate of Sauk County in western Wisconsin.
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      > > Does anyone know if they grow equally well near Lake Michigan? I'm a backyard grower/homebrewer in Chicago, with lower trellises. A few few varieties haven't done as well here (Sterling, Goldings). I'd like to replace them with varieties that might fare better, and I need to order rhizomes soon. I'm thinking Brewer's Gold and Glacier. Anyone in the Chicago/Racine/Milwaukee area have any thoughts/suggestions?
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