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Old 09-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #71
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100% all home grown, hands down. You'll be that much more proud of it.
13 lbs 2 row
2lbs Golden Promise
1lb C-20
6 kernels of C-120

.45 oz Cascade at 60 min
.05 oz Chinook at 60 min
.45 oz Cascade at 10 min
.30 oz Columbus at 10 min
.25 oz Cascade at 5 min
.10 oz Chinook at 3 minutes
the rest of the Chinook and everything else left over at flame out

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:15 PM   #72
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You talked me into it. 100% homegrown it is! I'll let you know when I'm gonna brew and when it will be ready. I asked a while back, but do you have any of the fish poo brew left from the BTV episode? Have fun with the massive harvest tonight!

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Morning man! Good call - trust me.
No, unfortunately that fish poo is all gone. Sorry!
That recipe is for a 5 gallon batch, incase it wasn't totally clear...
Good luck man! Take pics and let us know how it goes.

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Doesn't look like I'm going to find time for brewing before I leave on vacation, so I put the dried homegrown hops in the freezer. Is it possible to leave hops too long on the vine? The reason I ask is that after I picked them and dried them for 2 days in the dark in my basement, I bagged them and popped them in the fridge. When I went to put them in the freezer yesterday, I opened up each ziplock to take a smell. The chinooks and columbus had very nice aroma....the cascades did not have nearly the aroma, more grassy, with a hint of skunkiness. Sort of reminded me of a Heineken, Moosehead, etc....

Is it possible that I left them on the vine too long and sun exposure caused the lupulin to turn skunky? The hops were pretty damn dry when I picked them.

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I don't know about the skunk because the lupulin/resins are protected from exposure to sunlight while inside the cones. If you leave them too long on the vine they will begin to develop somewhat of an 'off' aroma, BO, garlic, onions etc. These may not be exact descriptors but they definitely begin to go down hill after they reach their peak. Best way to see for yourself is to leave a few on the vines until you cut them back and smell them at that time. I've had some that I couldn't get to until mid-Winter. When I smelled them they still retained the same 'stank' as the ones that were cut back in the late Fall. Live and learn.

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Nope - you're good. That's just the way the Cascades smell.
This the last addition during my brew night last Friday.

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Thanks man....I'll brew the batch of beer in a couple of weeks. I'm leaving for the Caribbean on Saturday, so no brewing til I get back. I've spent all of my spare time lately getting ready for my trip and working on my motorized grain mill. Check it out when you get a chance.

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No sweat. Their aroma is why I decided to use all of my 1st year harvest in one beer. They smelled nothing like store purchased hops - and I didn't have anyone to ask these kinds of questions. Now, that smell brings me instantly to harvest time in the fall and I love it. I hope to maybe harvest the rest of the Chinooks tonight, but my to-do list is crazy.

Have fun on vacation man! You deserve it.
And if your kreezer is gone by the time you get home, it's in Minnesota - in my basement - filled with my beer.
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It has been a long cold winter and a crappy spring thus far here in Michigan, but we have had a few warmer days over the past week and a lot of rain. Went out to check my 8 hop vines that I started from rhizomes last spring and I'm happy to say that all 8 survived the winter! I have anywhere between 4 and 6 shoots popping up through the ground for each already, so hopefully year 2 will be promising! Is it typical to get any harvestable rhizomes off of 2nd year crowns? Are they even considered crowns at this point? Also, what is the maximum amount of bines per climbing rope before they start competing too much for sun light? Any insight would be great.

P.S. Yes, I realize that I made an error in the topic line of this post, but cannot go back to change it now! Damn, I'm supposed to be edumocated.

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Congrats on the signs of life! It's crappy here in MN as well and there is a 100% chance of snow on Thursday. Here's what I do - or did my 2nd year with good results.

Rhizomes- I got plenty out of the Cascades by my second year but didn't see any for the Chinook or the Cascade until year three. With the long growing season last year, things might be different for you. If you want to look: Carefully dig around the main part of the crown to find the rhizomes. gently follow them back to the crown and cut them off with a sharp cutting tool. I usually use a tin-snips. This will force the plant to use it's energy to to up rather than out. The rhizomes will be 1-3" below the surface like a shallow-buried spoked bike rim.

I usually run 4 ropes per plant and limit growth to two (sometimes three) vines per rope. If I have an aggressive vine that looks uber healthy, I let it go. I've never had any problem with my plants producing plenty of flowers with the 8-10 vines per crown method. But, they also get a LOT of sun and are on a health watering regiment.
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