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WOOD GREEN HOPPING

 

 

Wood Green Hopping is a not for profit community growing project in Haringey, North London, which was started by two of our co-founders back when we were still home brewing. The project become a springboard for what was to become The Goodness and remains an important part of what we do. Our main aim is to make a harvest time ‘green hopped’ beer but we also think this fun activity is a nice way to bring people together.

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By joining our project you’ll receive most of what you need to grow your own hops, including growing advice and support. Most importantly though, you’ll also become part of our community beer group – in September we all harvest our hops on the same day and use them to brew a ‘green hopped’ harvest beer, which you’ll then get a couple of free pints or cans of when its ready!


What you get

 

* Hop rhizome

* Hop peg and hank of string

* Planting fertiliser

* Growing advice and support

* Membership to community beer group

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For any questions please email : woodgreenhopping@gmail.com

A LITTLE BIT OF INFO ABOUT HOPS

Hops are an essential ingredient in making beer, providing both flavouring and bittering qualities. They grow vertically as bines producing small cones, which are picked and usually dried before being used for brewing.

Although beer is the primary reason most hops are grown they also have a long history of use as a medicinal plant. They’re considered to be good for treating insomnia and alleviating anxiety thorough an old tradition of sewing dried hops into pillows to aid sleep, as well as using them to make teas and tinctures. More recently hop shoots have started to become popular for eating and are being used as an ingredient in fine dining restaurants.

There are many different varieties of hops and commercial vines can grow as tall as 25 feet (that’s nearly 8 metres!). Don’t worry though, we grow a dwarf variety called ‘First Gold’, which we’ve chosen specifically because it’s much smaller than others and so is suited to an inner-city environment. You can even grow it in a plant pot, so don’t need a great deal of outdoor space.