Friday, May 22, 2009

Growing hops in the Carolinas

Recently I had dinner with some Myrtle Beach-area homebrewing enthusiasts who said they grow their own hops.

Dave Epstein of New South Brewing in Myrtle Beach recently purchased some hop rhizomes, but didn't sound too optimistic about their prospects. He said they don't tend to grow well in the Carolinas.

Have you tried to grow hops in the Carolinas? Any luck? Tips?

1 comment:

VitallyWell said...

I don't see why they would not grow in the Carolinas. Hops are easy to grow - they grow like weeds. You need fertile well drained soil, hop rhizomes need to be watered daily until they establish their rootstocks and that's about it. Take a look at my blog that's soul focus is growing hops -