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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Posted in thread: Ideal Time to Plant Rhizomes in Michigan on 06-15-2015 at 03:36 PM
    If you have a rhizome, get it in the ground. They don't keep.Next year, plan on ordering them
    in the Feb or March timeframe unless your local Homebrew shop is getting supplies.Right now, go
    with a liv...

  • Posted in thread: How much / many dehydrated hops to use? on 06-14-2015 at 03:32 AM
    Fresh picked today? Assuming they were harvested at the correct time and have the proper
    chemistry, dry them down to somewhere between 1/4th and 1/5th the original weight and you
    should be able to use...

  • Posted in thread: Great Lakes Hops on 06-05-2015 at 04:55 PM
    Maybe because you are looking at pictures from last year ?!? :DWell I'll be...That would answer
    it. Must have been just a wee bit jealous of someone having cones. Wonder if the male parts are
    there th...

  • Posted in thread: Great Lakes Hops on 06-05-2015 at 04:45 PM
    Agree with the Candy man. Check the last picture of AndMan3030's post that starts with "The
    first picture is of my Glacier Hops, they have a few weeks left. The Columbus Hops have about a
    week. Super ...

  • Posted in thread: What tensile strength cable or rope? on 06-04-2015 at 08:38 PM
    60' @ 5'/plant = 12 plants.I'm the guy that says 30 to 35 lb/plant. Think of your worst case
    scenario. At full maturity, some can hit 30 lbs but it will be a rainy night so add another 5
    lbs for water...

  • Posted in thread: Hops on a slope on 05-22-2015 at 03:56 PM
    That has nothing to do with the slope.Hops can reproduce by seed but that's undesirable. When
    you planted that hop, you started with a "stick" that we call a rhizome. That is a special root
    the crown ...

  • Posted in thread: How loose is too loose. on 05-21-2015 at 02:46 PM
    It depends on the number of bines, trellis strength, etc.If its 1 bine, you may get a little
    more wind damage to the cones. No big deal. They look a little brown. If the plant is damaged,
    there's a sl...

  • Posted in thread: Thanks to all! on 05-19-2015 at 03:45 PM
    An more importantly, it keeps the stories coming for another year.

  • Posted in thread: Hops 101 Webinar on 05-15-2015 at 02:11 PM
    It was all right. Its fairly easy to tell Dr. Wright doesn't have a lot of experience. My only
    problem is how little attention he gave to harvest and post harvest. "Harvest" was 1 line and
    drying was ...

  • Posted in thread: Selling hops question on 05-13-2015 at 09:58 PM
    NO, No, No, nonononononononono!!!!! Wrong. If a brewer is buying your hops, you always deliver
    in person. Inevitably, you drop off the hops and they say, "Thanks, hey wanna beer?" 4 hours
    later you ar...


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