Hop Science Education


Common Name

Hops, Common hop, Brewing hop

Humulus lupulus is a plant originally native to Europe and Western Asia. However, due to its importance in beer making, its cultivation has spread into the Americas (N. and S.), Asia, Africa, and Australia.
H. lupulus needs a good amount of sun to sustain growth. Even though it can be grown in partial shade, long, sunny summer days are needed for the crop to flower and produce high yields.
Create a mound of soil for each rhizome that you will be planting. Ways to grow your hops are on a tall trellis near your house, or a tall pole with Hop Twine.
Hops need at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day. Hops grow on bines that require vertical space. The bines can stretch 25 feet or longer into the air. The mounds should be spaced about three feet apart, so the hops have plenty of room to grow. https://www.homebrewing.org/
Think about the regions known for certain beers. The primary reason for each association is the water. Local geology adds its unique characteristics, including the local water that influences the final brew.  https://www.earthmagazine.org
Scientific study of plants. Botanical research increase and improve our supply of medicines, foods, fibers, building materials, and other plant products.
Life Science, Biochemistry, Bilogical Sciences, Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Entomology.
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