Fort Recovery hops grower Andy Pax strings twine trellises four feet apart between 18-foot-tall poles lined up in rows. A custom made scaffolding on a hopper wagon raises him high enough to do the work. The hops will grow up the trellises.
FORT RECOVERY - Mercer County has an abundance of corn, wheat and soybeans. But what about hops?
Andy Pax of Fort Recovery, an adventurer at heart, has been tending an experimental field of hops, the key ingredient in beer, at a rural Fort Recovery farm for four years. [More