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Old 06-01-2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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I guess if you were doing 16oz all grain batches this might work.

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Old 06-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #2
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So they have invented self malting barley? There is still that step AFTER the barley grows.

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Old 06-01-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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Yeah. Not much "beer growing" gonna happen in THAT!

Barley grows to about 3 foot high and you'd need a 10x10 plot to grow enough for a 5 gallon batch. don;t even get me started on malting.

Hops grow up to 20 high. I wouldn't even consider starting those from seed. Enough said about that.

All that said, that does look like a pretty sweet indoor seed starting "greenhouse" for lettuce. Or Oat grass, which is what they have pictured.

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Old 06-01-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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They definitely seem to be missing a few steps there... How would you possibly get any usable plants out of that? I mean, the hops alone! I'm so confused...

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I like this one.
"wheat - used to aid in fermentation"

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Why doesn't it include seeds for yeast? Don't you need yeast to make beer?

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I have some buddies who could use these things for growing plants in the house, sure would make it harder to get busted by the cops..

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They should stick with the upside-down tomato gardens.

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