Mt. Hood Hop Rhizome
Grow your own damn hops! Hop rhizomes come from the roots of hop bines. They can be grown in most states including Texas.
Mt. Hood is a triploid aroma type cultivar with similarities to German Hallertau and German Hersbrucker. Mt. Hood is named after the famous Oregon volcano.
Aroma: include herbal, pungent and spicy.
Suggested Beer Styles - American and German Ales/Lager.
- Alpha Acid 4 - 6.5%
- Beta Acid 4.4 - 7.2%
- Co-humulone 21 - 25%
- Total Oil 0.8 - 2 mL/100g
- B-Pinene 0.4 - 0.8% of total oil
- Myrcene 25 - 35% of total oil
- Linalool 0.5 - 0.9% of total oil
- Caryophyllene 10 - 16% of total oil
- Farnesene < 1.0% of total oil
- Humulene 30 - 40% of total oil
- Geraniol 0.1 - 0.5% of total oil
Mt. Hood Hop Rhizomes are available for order now. The rhizomes are harvested in the spring and are typically available for shipment April through June. Orders begin shipping as soon as we receive our stock.
Acids: 4.0 - 5.0% Aroma type hop with well-tempered bitterness and clean flavor Hallertauer hybrid, and a mainstay in American craft beers. The warm and gratifying aroma lends a slightly pungent hint popular in many Hefeweizens
Possible substitutions include Liberty, Crystal, Strisselspalt, Hersbrucker
Commercial beers include Masala Mama and Brown's Hefe Weizen
Hops are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8.
How To Plant Hop Rhizomes:
- Choose the location in which you want to plant your hops. The area you choose will need to get at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day and have good drainage.
- Twine for the hops to grow on. (A bine is a climbing plant that climbs by its shoots. It is distinct from a vine, which climbs using tendrils or suckers.)
- Vertical space. The bines may stretch 25 feet or longer into the air. Possible ways to grow your hops are on a tall trellis near your house, or a tall pole using hop twine.
- Planted hops will grow well on an 18-foot trellis and can grow vigorously when limited to 12 - 15 feet of a trellis.
- Prepare soil to be loose and free from large clumps. Remove any debris, such as stones and weeds. Remove all weeds near the root to prevent the weeds from returning. Fertilize the soil with bone meal or blood meal and make sure the soil is loose and worked at a depth of 12 inches or more.
- Create a mound of soil for each rhizome that you will be planting, about 3 feet apart so they have plenty of room to grow.
- If you plan to grow more than one variety of hops, plant the mixed varieties at least 5 feet apart.
- Dig a 4-inch hole in each mound and lay the rhizome into the hole horizontally, with the root side down.
- Loosely pack the soil down over the plant and cover with straw or mulch to prevent weed growth. Keep the soil consistently moist until the vines begin to sprout.
Rhizomes are only available for order in the USA. Please check to make sure your State does not have any local restrictions.