How to build a hop trellis (Video) – Printer’s Ale

Hop Trellis with hops growing

Hops love to grow straight up, you barely have to train them. So that’s why I’m going to show you how to build a hop trellis in this video. A couple months ago I built a hop trellis at Printers Ale, and transplanted my hops from their pots into the ground. You can see that post and video here.

This is not a simple DIY home project. It took a couple tractors and quite a bit of money in materials, but if you got the space, time, money, and you want to grow a bunch of hops sky high then check out the video in the is post and I will teach you how to build a hop trellis. Also, keep in mind that they’re are much smaller hop trellis DIY videos online if you don’t want to try such an undertaking. We’re building a brewery so we wanted a big hop trellis off our patio, and enough hops to put in some beers.


  • 4 – 6″x6″ posts 26ft long
  • 150+ feet of steel cable
  • 200+ feet of 3/8inch twine
  • 20 Cable Crimps
  • Steel Cutting Snips
  • Cordless drill with 1/4inch wood bit
  • 8 Eye hooks (to secure cable to between posts)
  • 4 turnbuckles (to tighten cable between posts)
  • 100ft of irrigation¬†tubing + misc parts for connecting tubes to garden hose

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Here are some more pics from the hop yard and building it.

hops growing 2+ feet pic 2 IMG_0053 IMG_0197 IMG_0198 IMG_0225

– Build Up, SlyePup

P.S. Let me know if you’ve built your own Hop Trellis before.

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