It's about that time of year when this seasons hops need harvesting. Compared to last year, the hop plants did not grow as well as last year - they might need a bit more care and tending next year.
But some of the plants still produced a good harvest.
Here are the freshly picked Halleratu (2 bags at back), Hersbrucker (front left) and Pride of Ringwood cones:
... and a clamp:
This produced nicely squashed hop plugs, that were more easily packed into vacuum seal bags:
Since this was more than enough for me, I gave some away: Victoria ~50-100g, MtHood ~100-200g, Chinook & Nugget ~100g. But some plants didn't produce any cones worth picking: Fuggle, Willamette, Challenger, Target, Liberty.