Harvesting Hops Plants: When Is Hops Harvest Season

By Liz Baessler If you’re a home brewer and a gardener, growing your own hops is a natural progression. Hops are the female flower cones of the hops plant, a long, climbing vine. They are also one of the main ingredients in beer – added during the brewing process to help preserve the beer and give it its classic bitter flavor. With enough space, you can grow your own hops and put an extra personalized spin on your homebrewed beer. Keep reading to learn more about how and when to harvest hops. Hops Plant Harvesting Hops plants grow from rhizomes, fleshy underground stems that can be separated to grow new plants. You can dig up these rhizomes from existing plants or buy them from brew supply websites. You should plant your rhizomes in very early spring, and over the course of the summer, they will grow into 20- or 30-foot

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