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Old 08-27-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
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That pile is ONE magnum bine!



Tiffiny in Cascades The rows go back about 1/4 mile.


Loading bines into the processor



The hop dryer. For scale, check out the guy in the upper left corner of the bin.



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Old 08-27-2006, 09:35 PM   #2
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Sweet! I hope to be in Hallertau next weekend. I'll see if I can get some time to take some pics and post them.



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OMG that looks like heaven!

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That makes me wish it was spring so i can plant my ryzomes!

But wait, if it was spring football would be over and all i would have on TV is Baseball and Hockey!!!


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Man, I want to jump into that vat and start making hop-angels. The aroma in that place must be overwhelming.

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You aren't allowed to dive in the drying bins, just ...

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I sure hope you got to bring some home with you...That is just too cool!!

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On the other hand, this is my harvest. Four vines second year. On the left, Willemette, Northern Brewer AND Cascades. Fuggles on the right. Looks like the Whole Harvest ale will be a Mild. More water next year!

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On the other hand, this is my harvest. Four vines second year. On the left, Willemette, Northern Brewer AND Cascades. Fuggles on the right. Looks like the Whole Harvest ale will be a Mild. More water next year!
Lookin good! So are oyu actually going to dry them, or are you going to do a wet hopped harvest ale too?
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Well, there's only 4 oz. wet of Fuggles and 4.5 oz. wet mixed, so I plan on drying them to get a better handle on how much I'm working with. Most of the guys at Hop Madness were using pounds of fresh hops! I picked today because we MIGHT get some rain. Also, my next brew session is on Michaelmas, (17 Sept). I was going to wait, I mean, we've gone 76 days without rain, what's another two weeks?



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