Hop Harvest!

We had a great hop harvest this fall! Our hop vines are a beautiful addition to our student garden fence!

In the fall, we cut down the bines (the hop vines) from their trellis and harvest the hops by hand.

We repurposed a drying rack from our root cellar to make a hop drying unit. We dry the hops in the greenhouse with a tarp for shading-the hops need to be kept warm and dry, but out of direct sunlight.

Now we have lots of dried hops for our Fermentation class and Fermentation club to brew beer! We’ve also made other hoppy projects, like hopped honey and fromage blanc with toasted hops!

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