Ocean State Hops is bringing hops back to Rhode Island. Fueled by a passion to cram as many hops into each batch of beer as humanly possible, we decided to start growing our own. And with our recent expansions, we are happy to be able to supply hops to other brewers looking to quench their thirst for hops.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Harvest of 2009 - 8/8/09

We had our first harvest of the year in early August. A few Centennial plants bloomed early and we harvested 5 plants on August 8th.

Ahhhhh....the sweet smell of freshly picked hops! We were able to get about 2 pounds from these first few plants.

We built our own custom racks for drying the hops. The racks are about 4' by 4' and can hold up to 3 pounds of dried hops each.

1 comment:

  1. I love this blog so much I can hardly stand it. It’s on a subject I have only a peripheral understanding of but you got me. You know there is something to be said of a passion expressed well, sadly I’m not the one to say it but I’ll say this, well done.


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