Author Archive | Miles Wilhelm

Hop Farm Greenhouse Construction

Final Greenhouse Construction

After making a quick stop by Home Depot to pick up some 2x4s and metal brackets, we arrived at the farm around 10:30. I quickly measured out where the remaining roof supports would go and drafted the measurements in SketchUp. If I measured, drafted, marked, and cut the first 2×4 correct, I could use that […]

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Hop Farm Greenhouse 3D Render

Hop Trial Greenhouse

We’re using the word ‘trial’ because I’m not entirely sure that some of these hop varietals will grow in Central Oregon. I have been told recently that it’s a good idea to acclimate hop rhizomes that come from other parts of the country. So when I saw an email from Northern Brewer advertising pre-orders of […]

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Central Oregon Hop Farm Supplies

Hop Yard Equipment

This one isn’t as bad as you think because the University of Vermont has a couple of solid YouTube vids that really spell it out. You DO need to decide the overall height of your trellis system and that dictates all of your equipment to build the system from that point on. A full size […]

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Central Oregon Hop Farm Construction

Hop Yard Site Preparation

I’m wondering exactly what goes into preparing the ground in other Pacific Northwest regions like Willamette Valley and Yakima Valley. Willamette is probably a lot of weed removal and pre-emergence spraying because of the continually wet conditions. Yakima might just be a bit of tilling the soil and less unwanted growth work because of the […]

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