Tuesday, July 21, 2009


In the last week our hop vines have gone from zero to hero. It really defies belief to watch these things grow. Putting off flowers (aka - hops...the bittering agent in beer) seems to be just as fast as the vine growth.

This picture was taken out our window...15 feet up in the air. Other hop vines hit the underside of the roof long ago and are now trying to climb the shingles. Needless to say, this year might be a good hop harvest. With prices in the range of 5 dollars for two ounces I am looking at a lot of free money.

Guess I'll have to make more beer.