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    ABOUT ME

  • Partner in Gorst Valley Hops. I'm the design engineer. Can't tell you much about growing, but I can answer anything from harvest to brew kettle.
  • Growing hops,drinking beer and curling. Not always in that order,though.
  • Engineer
  • Daniel Dettmers
  • Madison Curling Club
  • I suck at homebrewing. My main problems are:rnrn1.) I drink too much during brewing to follow the recipe.rnrn2.) I don't spend enough time cleaning. rnrnI got into home brewing when living in the dorms. Our Housefellow (RA) strictly adhered to the rule that we couldn't BRING beer into the dorms. But he didn't consider brewing it within the building to be a violation of the rules.
  • Male
  • Married
  • McFarland (Madison)
  • WI

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  • Posted in thread: What do you think of my trellis design? on 02-04-2016 at 04:40 PM
    You will definitely have things tangling on each side but you could probably keep the two
    halves separated. If you went with two varieties, it should be no problem. Otherwise, just plan
    on not knowing...

  • Posted in thread: someone has built a picking-hops machine? on 01-27-2016 at 12:51 PM
    I understand the value of Hillbilly engineering but start with something else. Maybe grab a
    corded variable speed drill from a garage sale and strip that apart. People are able to stick
    their fingers ...

  • Posted in thread: someone has built a picking-hops machine? on 01-27-2016 at 03:24 AM
    That sounds like a cool "hack", but I'm guessing that you probably need to mount it in some
    sort of tunnel or hopper so it doesn't spray cones and lupulin all over. Also, if you're using
    a cordless, I...

  • Posted in thread: someone has built a picking-hops machine? on 01-27-2016 at 03:11 AM
    At one point, we had a few hundred of those laying around the workshop. Not sure what's left.
    Otherwise, that table I just posted has Danhauer's contact info. He sells picking fingers but I
    don't know...

  • Posted in thread: someone has built a picking-hops machine? on 01-27-2016 at 12:44 AM
    It was about 3 feet long, mounted on a couple of pillow block bearings on some sawhorses...if I
    can remember correctly. Sorry, I don't think we ever snapped a picture but its basically the
    same as the...

  • Posted in thread: someone has built a picking-hops machine? on 01-26-2016 at 06:29 AM
    This may be too small to read but it has all the commercial harvesters (save 1) that are out
    there. You can look through the list but most of these start at $20k. Our bine 3060 was only
    $14k but it wo...

  • Posted in thread: Cross pollination issue? on 01-15-2016 at 04:45 PM
    Shoot, MJ is a cousin to hops and I know a lot of stoners that have been trying forever to
    cross breed them without success. I doubt an onion could.Depending on what you are growing, it
    could be natur...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about group by for hops on 01-15-2016 at 05:24 AM
    Thanks for the input so far, everyone. This is what I was looking for. They whole $4/oz sucks
    for everyone. I'm glad to hear that selling by the pound to homebrewers can happen. Keep the
    opinions flow...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about group by for hops on 01-14-2016 at 10:28 PM
    I'm trying to collect data on various topics regarding small scale hop growers before heading
    to the 2016 American Hop Convention and I'm hoping you all could help me out.For those that
    don't know me,...

  • Posted in thread: Are you building hop harvesting or drying equipment? on 01-13-2016 at 10:00 PM
    This is great! I'm not going to the Hop Convention but I'd love to get more info from some of
    the harvester builders. Their websites arent very forthcoming with the details.You're telling
    me. Even aft...

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