Grow Hops Hydroponically with These Easy Steps

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With the exploding popularity of craft beer, the demand for high-quality hops has also skyrocketed. From ales to stouts to sours and lagers, the quality and quantity of beer on the market is rising. To meet this demand, growers are taking creative approaches to produce the hops necessary to keep the beer flowing. Growing hops hydroponically is one way growers are changing traditional hop production.

Hydroponics offers many benefits to help satiate the thirsty beer market. Hops are a delicate crop, traditionally grown in specific regions and climates. The seasonal limits of conventional farming only allow farmers to produce one crop per year. With hydroponic growing techniques, annual hops production can be increased dramatically. Whether they’re grown in a greenhouse or using indoor lighting, hops can now be grown perpetually.