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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: Wet hops vs. Dried .... Flavor implications on 08-20-2014 at 02:06 AM
    That's a good description of wet hopped beers.I'm more interested in the homebrewer scale of
    things. Does the drying process on the home level, screens/fans, have an equal effect on the
    hops flavor pr...

  • Posted in thread: Low Stress Training for Hops on 08-18-2014 at 02:22 AM
    One solid theory I did take away is that the plant does not have to be a certain height to
    produce. If size matters, it's length in any direction, not necessarily vertical up.Let me
    throw our observat...

  • Posted in thread: Low Stress Training for Hops on 08-18-2014 at 01:27 AM
    Quite a few good cones have gone missing in the last week. They weren't on the ground.
    Something took them. Rodents? Birds? I did find two fuzzy white caterpillars on the bine
    today..There's only one ...

  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-13-2014 at 11:50 AM
    Exactly. Its VOLUME not VELOCITY that matters. You want the most air possible to touch the
    cones so they can dry as quickly as possible, More air means a higher velocity but you don't
    want to artifici...

  • Posted in thread: Amarillo hops on 08-12-2014 at 09:42 PM
    I guess I could see it as a sort of Harold and Kumar movie...as long as they bring back Neil
    Patrick Harris.

  • Posted in thread: Amarillo hops on 08-12-2014 at 04:24 PM
    Of course not, because Rule #1 of this forum is:1. No posting of inappropriate/immoral/illegal
    material (if you are unsure of exactly what this means, PM a moderator for clarity), please
    post in a mat...

  • Posted in thread: Why did I have a hops field in retirement, Crazy but true. on 08-12-2014 at 04:15 AM
    If I followed that correctly...that was beautiful.

  • Posted in thread: Why don't my hops smell? on 08-08-2014 at 02:36 AM
    The oils and aromas are some of the last things to develop. Give it time or you'll end up
    harvesting too early. Also first year don't develop as much.

  • Posted in thread: Drying mess up on 08-06-2014 at 11:10 AM
    agreed...if they were properly dried, they should be fine.

  • Posted in thread: Hop Farm on 07-28-2014 at 11:12 AM
    . The first year may not look like much, but the root structure growth is our goal this year
    and it has Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewGo roots go!Sent from my iPod touch using Home