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Offline brettbear

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Hops yard looking to sell some hops plants
« on: September 21, 2014, 10:53:29 AM »
Hello I have a small hops yard in Wisconsin and I am looking at selling my brewer's gold plants .Just wondering if there are any homebrewer's out there that are interested? $7.00 a plant and the plants are 5 years old .

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Re: Hops yard looking to sell some hops plants
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 11:15:12 AM »
Where in wi are you?
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Re: Hops yard looking to sell some hops plants
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 01:00:52 PM »
The hops yard is in Buffalo City Wi

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Re: Hops yard looking to sell some hops plants
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 01:52:05 PM »
Welcome to TBS! :cheers:
Unfortunately i've maxed out our tiny yard with 5 plants already :bag:

Any tips on drying whole bines to decorate with?

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Re: Hops yard looking to sell some hops plants
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 12:22:38 AM »
 thanks for the welcome , I do not have any tips on drying the bines. As you probably already know it seems as though the second you cut them the nice full leaves begin to wilt and they turn brown quickly. I do know that some people twist them into the heart wreath or just plain ol wreath shapes  and tack them or clamp them and they dry in the form that they were twisted into. That is about all that I can say on the subject other than it would be nice to try and hold the natural color in them as they are a pretty plant.

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Re: Hops yard looking to sell some hops plants
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2014, 10:24:00 AM »
thanks for the welcome , I do not have any tips on drying the bines. As you probably already know it seems as though the second you cut them the nice full leaves begin to wilt and they turn brown quickly. I do know that some people twist them into the heart wreath or just plain ol wreath shapes  and tack them or clamp them and they dry in the form that they were twisted into. That is about all that I can say on the subject other than it would be nice to try and hold the natural color in them as they are a pretty plant.

Thanks for the info!
This is my first year growing, i've cut down 3 now and tried different ways of preserving the bines with a glycerin solution. So far, nothing really keeps them in a natural state unfortunately. I think i'll dry the last 2 in a dark place and hopefully they stay green for a little while.