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Posts tagged ‘bines’

Training Our Hops

How do hop bines learn to climb in a hopyard? It starts with training day.

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The First Signs Of Beer

We took a stroll through our hopyard this morning and look at what we found!

The first bines of the season are emerging from the soil. They’re so tiny, about the size of a bottle cap, we almost didn’t see them.

A new bine pokes through the dirt in the 42-acre hopyard at Rogue Farms.

A new bine pokes through the dirt in the 42-acre hopyard at Rogue Farms.

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Hopyard String Theory

The first big event of the hops growing season is stringing the trellis wires in the Rogue Farms Hopyard.

There are thousands of strings, made from Sri Lanka cocoanut husks, that are tied to the wires, dropped to the ground, and staked into the hop rows.

As you’ll see in the photos, it takes military like precision to get it all done right.

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First Hop Bines Of The Year

rogue farms hopyard, hops, bines, rogue ales, rogue beer, craft beer, beer, hopyard, rogue breweryBeer growing season is officially underway at the Rogue Farms Hopyard. We just spotted the first growth of bines poking up through the soil.

It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the shoots are just a couple of inches tall.

Give them a few months and they’ll be 30 feet longer.