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Title:
The hop grower's handbook : the essential guide for sustainable, small-scale production for home and market
Author:
Eyck, Laura A. Ten, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.

©2015
Physical Description:
279 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
The book provides an overview of the numerous native, heirloom, and modern varieties of hops; information on hop yard design and site selection; best practices to manage moisture, weeds, pests, and disease, especially in the Northeast where their Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery & Cidery is located; harvesting and processing techniques; beer recipes; and more.
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt, I. Rediscovering hops -- Hop history -- The hop plant -- Pt. II. Planning and planting -- The hop yard : Selecting a site -- Site preparation : Soil and cover cropping -- Small-scale hop yard design and trellising -- From the ground up, up, and up -- Pt. III. Tending -- Management choices in a changing climate : Organic or IPM? -- Disease -- Insects -- Weed control -- Pt. IV. Harvesting and processing -- Harvest -- Drying hops -- Preparing hops for use and sale : Analyzing, packaging, and pricing -- Brewing beer -- Beer recipes.
ISBN:
9781603585552
Format :
Book