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SHOP IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

OUR HOP PLANTS ARE NOW DORMANT FOR WINTER AND THE BEST STRATEGY IS TO WAIT UNTIL SPRING BEFORE PLANTING. OUR SHOP OPENS FOR PRE-ORDERS ON 1ST AUGUST 2021. A REMINDER WILL BE SENT TO NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS. DISPATCH OF PLANTS COMMENCES WHEN WE SEE SIGNS OF GROWTH USUALLY END OF SEPTEMBER/START OF OCTOBER

SHOP OPENS IN

WHY GROW HOPS AT HOME?

● SAVE MONEY
● SELF SUFFICIENCY
● SUSTAINABILITY
● ECOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY
● FRESH HOP BEER

WHY BUY OUR HOP PLANTS?

● GUARANTEED TO GROW
● TRUE TO TYPE
● GET A CROP YEAR ONE
● PRESERVE GENETIC DIVERSITY
● AFTER SALES SUPPORT

- LATEST NEWS -

NEW HOPS FOR SPRING 2021

UPDATED 24 MARCH 2021

WE HAVE LIMITED STOCK OF RAKAU, MOTUEKA, PACIFICA & WAKATU FOR SALE IN SPRING 2021.

OUR SHOP OPENS AUGUST 1ST FOR PRE-ORDERS. SHIPPING OF HOP PLANTS COMMENCES LATE SEPTEMBER / EARLY OCTOBER DEPENDING ON WHEN THE HOPS BREAK FROM DORMANCY.

GLUTEN FREE PALE ALE

POSTED 17TH APRIL 2021

This recipe was originally crafted by the fantastic brew team at Deschutes brewery in Oregon. The goal was to make a gluten-free beer that both gluten-free & non-gluten-free drinkers could enjoy.

We slightly modified the hops from Crystal to sister hops, Mount Hood & Liberty hops that you can grow in NZ. 

HOP GROWING

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For anyone looking to grow their own backyard hops, here is the ultimate collection of some of the best articles on the topic from
Brew Your Own Magazine
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Covering the basics to growing, harvesting, utilizing and storing homegrown hops, growing hops in containers, pro tips from hop growers, as well as more in-depth advice on processing homegrown hops, brewing with homegrown hops, brewing with fresh/wet, building a hop trellis, building a hop oast, and even several wet-hop home brew recipes.

- WEBSITE SECTIONS -

HOP PLANTS FOR SALE



ALL THE HOP PLANT VARIETIES WE HAVE FOR SALE IN THE SPRING 2021 SEASON


FAST TRACK ADVANCED HOP PLANTS


WHAT IS A FAST TRACK ADVANCED HOP PLANT? WHAT VARIETIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN SPRING 2021?


ORNAMENTAL HOPS FOR SALE


ALL THE HOP VARIETIES WE HAVE FOR SALE THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR ORNAMENTAL & DECORATIVE USE


WHY GROW HOPS?


SAVE MONEY, GUARANTEED SUPPLY, SELF SUFFICIENCY, FRESH HOP BEER ETC.


HOP GROWING & HARVESTING GUIDES


HOW TO GROW, HARVEST & STORE HOPS


BREWING GUIDES & BEER RECIPES


GUIDES & RECIPES TO HELP YOU CREATE YOUR BEST BEER ON YOUR BREW DAY


- LATEST ARTICLES -

DIP HOPPING


POSTED 24 APRIL 2021
In 2012 Kirin, the Japanese brewing conglomerate, began talking about “dip hopping,” a technique that its brewers had developed that boosts pleasant hop aromas while suppressing or removing unpleasant off-flavors, like myrcene, and aromas that are derived from fermentation.


USING HOP EXTRACTS


POSTED 27 APRIL 2021
Hop extract is designed to be used during the boil. That's because the alpha acid extraction is the same for hop resin extract as it is for whole hops and pellets and the hop additions can still be staggered throughout the boiling process.


DRY HOPPING


UPDATED 19 APRIL 2021
The process of dry hopping refers to the addition of hops into your fermenter either during your fermentation period and/or after your primary fermentation period is nearing completion.


STEEPING HOPS


POSTED 10 APRIL 2021
Some beer recipes suggest a steep/whirlpool hop addition after flame out. This article by Brad Smith of Beersmith fame explains how to do it and get the best results


HOP WATER

Posted 31st December 2020

What is it?
What does it taste like?
How to make it.

MASH TECHNIQUES

Posted 6th June 2020

How to get a sweeter or drier beer. How mashing temperature affects your beer.

BREWING WITH SUGAR

Posted 6th June 2020
Why you might want to use different sugars as part of your fermentables

BREWING LEGENDS

Posted 6th June 2020 

People and places that have contributed to the improvement of beer & brewing.

HOP GROWERS TIMELINE

Posted 24th August 2019
What to expect from your hop plants throughout the year from a growers perspective

HOP FLAVOUR EVALUATION

Posted 24th August 2019
How to go about evaluating the flavours in your new hops

HOW TO MAKE A HAZY IPA

Updated 4th August 2019 
Use this guide to make the New England IPA (NEIPA). Includes several recipes

FRESH HOP HARVEST BEER

Updated 4th March 2021
How to make a fresh hop beer with beer recipes you can make from hops you can grow

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TANGERINE DREAM®

"I thought you may be interested in a backyard gardener & home brewer's pictures of Tangerine Dream's growth."

"I was super impressed with its first year growth and managed to get a 300 gram crop."
Thanks & Cheers, Mike (Warkworth)

PACKING & PLANTING

"My order arrived today (overnight) in perfect condition. Many thanks. Your packaging system is brilliant!"  Paul
"I just wanted to thank you for doing such an awesome job at packaging the hops plants. They arrived in perfect condition."
Rebecca (Auckland)

COLEGATE

ORNAMENTAL HOP

"Delighted with the Colegate ornamental hop we got from you last year. Best thing in our entire garden."
"We have ordered the Orange Sunrise® this year."

Suraya Singh, New Plymouth

TANGERINE DREAM®


MARCH 2020 HARVEST
"The hops are going wild and some of the Tangerine Dream is showing lupulin."

"I have sent a couple of photos showing 7cm cones that I spotted and I have heaps at 6cm."

Richard, Upper Hutt

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