I picked some of the larger Cascade hop cones that were ready this weekend, vacu-sealed them and put them in the freezer. I'll just keep picking them as they become ready and seal them as well. While picking these, I noticed there's one bine on the Nugget plant that has a nice bunch of pretty large cones as well. Those are basically the first cones that the Nugget has produced this year.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Unfortunately, despite my best efforst, I've continued to neglect this blog, but both hop plants have continued to grow and produce hop cones. The bines have actually got a little out of hand as I've pretty much left them to do what they want. The latest round of new cones produced by the Cascade plant are actually pretty big. Its a good indication of the potential for next year. There probably still isn't enough for a full batch of beer, but I'll pick and vacu-seal the cones that are ready and maybe use them in a batch this fall. Here's a few recent photos: