Monthly Archives: May 2013


Chop & Brew – Episode 06: Growing Hops at Home (Part 1)

Another spring, another hop crop gets underway. In this episode of Chop & Brew, we look at the basic steps to planting hop rhizomes in containers and in the yard. Ted and Paul help new hop-growers with tip and techniques for the start of the growing season. Chop & Brew will do several episodes over the coming months on maintenance, harvesting, drying and of course a fresh-hop brew day episode. [Original postdate: May 19, 2013]

Related Links:
C&B Downloadable version of Episode 06 on Vimeo & Tip Jar
Chop & Brew Lagniappe: Cooking Hop Shoots (Hop Asparagus)
Niko Brew – hop rhizomes, hop pellets and more
Homebrewing 311: Growing Hops at Home DVD (Northern Brewer)
Ted’s Hops Project HomeBrewTalk Thread
Paul’s Hops Project HomeBrewTalk Thread
Chris Colby on Container Hops (BYO)
Warning About Dogs & Hops (Northern Brewer Blog)
Brewing TV Hop Madness Episodes (shot and edited by Chip Walton) – 2010 / 2011 / 2012

Hop Asparagus (Cooking Hop Shoots)

The Waltons sit down to a plate of freshly-trimmed and garlic butter sauteed hop shoots.

Here are some cool blog posts I found while researching the concept:

Brew Lounge – Hop Shoots: It’s What’s for Dinner

20 Minute Garden – Hops for Dinner: Sauteed Hops