Can I use the same trellis wire in my hopyard that I used in my vineyard?

No. 12.5 gauge H/T wire, which is commonly used for vineyard trellis wire is not strong enough for hopyard trellis. In addition, because the 12.5 ga vineyard trellis wire is smooth, it would be difficult to prevent the bines from sliding down the wire by winds.

What trellis wire should I use for my hopyard trellis?

12.5 ga H/T hops barbed wire is the ideal choice for hopyard trellis. Because the wire is double strand, it is very strong. The wire is coated for a long life and has barbs built into the wire which prevents the bines from sliding down the wire. The wire is specially treated to enable growers to wrap the wire during trellis construction. For stabilizer wires, the 7 x 2.5mm hops rope is an ideal choice for its strength.

How tall should I build my hopyard trellis?

Typical hopyard trellis height is 18′. Typical row spacing is 12′-14′ with in-line post rows about every three rows. In-line post spacing varies with plant spacing and varies between 28’-34′. All dimensions can vary depending upon varietals planted and training methods.

Can I increase the distance between line posts to cut costs?

Because of the expense of hopyard posts, it is very common for growers to want to use fewer posts by increasing the distance between them. However, generally speaking; the greater distance between the line posts, the greater the risk of trellis failure. Furthermore, by increasing the distance between line posts, higher wire tension is then required to reduce the amount of sag in the trellis wire. Consequently, this increases the stress on the end-assemblies which leads to greater risk of trellis failure. In the end, it is less costly to build the trellis correctly the first time, then to have to go back later to repair failed trellis and build it correctly the 2nd time.

What should I use as training wires for my hops?

The Grambius 1.3mm premium hops training wire is ideal for training hops. The bare wire has been specially designed over the past 38 years to last a single growing season, yet be strong enough to handle the combined load of crop, rain, wind, etc…..At harvest, the wires are harvested along with the crop.

How do I secure the a Gambrinus hops training wires to the plant?

Growers typically form the end of the Gambrinus wire into an “arrow” shape and insert into the soil near the plant using a simple insert tool. . The bines are wrapped around the wires to commence trailing up the wires. At harvest the wires are cut at the base along with the plants, and when pulled, the wires break at the top.

Can I use the same trellis wire in my hopyard that I used in my vineyard?

No. 12.5 gauge H/T wire, which is commonly used for vineyard trellis wire is not strong enough for hopyard trellis. In addition, because the 12.5 ga vineyard trellis wire is smooth, it would be difficult to prevent the bines from sliding down the wire by winds.

What trellis wire should I use for my hopyard trellis?

12.5 ga H/T hops barbed wire is the ideal choice for hopyard trellis. Because the wire is double strand, it is very strong. The wire is coated for a long life and has barbs built into the wire which prevents the bines from sliding down the wire. The wire is specially treated to enable growers to wrap the wire during trellis construction. For stabilizer wires, the 7 x 2.5mm hops rope is an ideal choice for its strength

How tall should I build my hopyard trellis?

Typical hopyard trellis height is 18′. Typical row spacing is 12′-14′ with in-line post rows about every three rows. In-line post spacing varies with plant spacing and varies between 28’-34′. All dimensions can vary depending upon varietals planted and training methods

Can I increase the distance between line posts to cut costs?

Because of the expense of hopyard posts, it is very common for growers to want to use fewer posts by increasing the distance between them. However, generally speaking; the greater distance between the line posts, the greater the risk of trellis failure. Furthermore, by increasing the distance between line posts, higher wire tension is then required to reduce the amount of sag in the trellis wire. Consequently, this increases the stress on the end-assemblies which leads to greater risk of trellis failure. In the end, it is less costly to build the trellis correctly the first time, then to have to go back later to repair failed trellis and build it correctly the 2nd time.

What should I use as training wires for my hops?

The Grambius 1.3mm premium hops training wire is ideal for training hops. The bare wire has been specially designed over the past 38 years to last a single growing season, yet be strong enough to handle the combined load of crop, rain, wind, etc…..At harvest, the wires are harvested along with the crop.

How do I secure the a Gambrinus hops training wires to the plant?

Growers typically form the end of the Gambrinus wire into an “arrow” shape and insert into the soil near the plant using a simple insert tool. . The bines are wrapped around the wires to commence trailing up the wires. At harvest the wires are cut at the base along with the plants, and when pulled, the wires break at the top.