Growing hops - a little differently in UK

United Kingdom
Published Jul 13, 2021

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An innovative businessman, an unused warehouse, a commitment to quality raw materials for brewing, a small niche market, and the equipment for hydroponic hop production is ready! In the UK, there has been a recent increase in demand for artisanal beers, which also require larger quantities of hops. An avid beer lover responded to the hop shortage: but not in the usual way. Traditional hop growing requires a large area of land.

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Gareth Davies, founder and director of Dark Farm, grows the hugely popular plants, often up to 7.5 meters in height, in a new approach, in a hydroponic system. The first hop-growing plant in an abandoned warehouse near Lampeter serves the hop needs of artisanal breweries in a subscription system. According to the head of the company, which has set the banner of revolutionizing hop production, the use of water adapted to the life cycle of the crop can be perfectly optimized under controlled conditions. Gareth currently maintains 400 plants, including 12 different varieties. Source: ...
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