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Old 02-07-2010, 02:05 AM   #1
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Went looking for information about curing Hops and found the forum so I thought I would join. Recently brewed my very first batch of porter and added Unsweetened Cocoa and French roast coffee to it. It ended up coming out great and I think I'm hooked... planning to add some vanilla bean next time.
I have some buddies who I have been going to tastings with and who keep up on whats going on. Have been very lucky to have lots of great beer bars and breweries nearby. Planning on putting about 5 different varieties of HOPS into the ground this spring.
That a bit about me.

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Old 02-07-2010, 03:49 AM   #2
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:56 AM   #3
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Hey welcome to HBT. I see you our hooked already on the hobby.

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Old 02-07-2010, 07:54 AM   #4
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Well done on the porter and welcome aboard.

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Old 02-07-2010, 02:01 PM   #5
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:22 PM   #6
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Hello from rockland!What hops are u growing? I plan on trying cascade, perle,magnum and nugget .

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Old 02-07-2010, 02:41 PM   #7
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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Nice, thank you all for the warm greetings. I'm planning on growing some Cascade, Warrior, Amarillo, and possibly Chinook or Centennial. I have a lot of sun in the font yard and I'm thinking about tearing up the lawn and starting a Hop farm I haven't told my wife yet though so don't give me away lol...

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #9
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I have to figure out how to cover the right spectrum of taste an aroma needs. I like Warrior in my dark beers and Cascade, Centenial, and Amarillo in my Hoppy beers. I may need some ideas for more subtle flavoring or aroma.

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Tell your wife your shading the house with hops to save on energy costs during the summer. Going green

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