From the HBD Archive
From: perley@glacier.crd.ge.com (Donald P Perley)
Subject: Uses for spent grain; hops
Date: 1990-04-02 16:47:35 GMT

A. Bush also has a use for spent grain. They are the largest supplier in
the country (world?) of cattle feed, according to some ancient article
in Zymurgy.


Regarding home grown hops, I planted roots in the fall. The first year
I got 8 ounces of hops. Shoots usually appear near May 1st. I live
about 150 miles north of New York City.

There was interesting feature on 60 minutes a few years ago on
agricultural controls. It seems that, as with tobacco and navel
oranges, you need a license to grow hops for sale. When originally
issued, they were a very nominal fee. Now you have to buy an existing
license from someone else. The last one sold (before the article was
broadcast) went for 2 million dollars! That tells you something about
what trade restrictions are worth to someone who is "in the club" when
the fence goes up.

-don perley



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