I harvested the last of the hops cones, and then cut the bine down.
Back in June when the plants got ill, from an apparent "Hops Mosaic Virus", I never imagined that I would be harvesting cones this month. When August came and went, with virtually no signs of flowers, despite the fact that the bines continued to thrive high above, I had pretty much given up hope.
|Final photo before last harvest.|
Today's final harvest was the largest yet.
What to do with the harvest? My first brew will be dry hopping a Festa Brew Pale Ale. The Pale Ale was started yesterday.
Which brings me to my next post... FastFerment!