We got fewer compliments than expected on Monday on our brand-spankin’-new hop trellis. Which leads me to believe that beer lovers are insensitive and/or unobservant. Here she is, compliments of Jeanine and her camera:
We built it last Sunday, just in time for our hops to join in the race to the moon. They’re competing against some lesser known Soviet hops, but will probably win considering how fast they are growing.
If you want to build your own hop trellis, it’s surprisingly easy. All you need is a Joel to tell you exactly what to do. Joel is pretty handy with this kind of stuff, which is why we keep him around after outsourcing his primary job functions.
But seriously, we dug some holes and put in the posts with Quikrete. Jigsawed the top boards and screwed them in. Cut the crossbeams with a 45° miter saw and drilled them in. It’s all very manly.