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  • Posted in thread: growing hops in chicago subs on 04-09-2014 at 02:49 PM
    Can i grow hops in chicago?Can I grow indoors and outdoorsOutdoors - Yes....

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Question on 02-19-2014 at 02:22 PM
    What do you mean you added them directly? You mean you didn't let them warm up to room
    temperature first before pitching them? Doesn't that shock them?I let them warm up prior to
    pitching. My apologie...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Question on 02-18-2014 at 06:51 PM
    If you haven't opened the pack you should be fine to refrigerate it for a bit. I've had smacked
    packs in my fridge for as long as 2 days before i got around to using them. If memory serves i
    added the...

  • Posted in thread: leftovers recipe assistance? on 02-18-2014 at 06:13 PM
    Sounds good! I'm a big fan of "kitchen sink" beers. Throw in all the leftover ingredients and
    see what happens. I bet you come out with something tasty.

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops to shade greenhouse in summer? Help me think this through. on 02-14-2014 at 01:27 PM
    You sir are NOT looking for advice on how to grow hops! Youre looking to inspire insane
    jealousy in me for your super awesome greenhouse!Great work!For what its worth, i grow Chinook
    and Cascade. Both...

  • Posted in thread: Exp 4190 on 02-11-2014 at 08:00 PM
    I finally got around to bottling this on Sunday. It totally smelled of fuggles. The sample i
    tasted was closer to a mild in terms of bitterness with just perception of... i dunno what I'd
    call it... g...

  • Posted in thread: Why should I start brewing again after over a year? on 12-28-2013 at 02:22 PM
    So you have a 6 & 9 year old, don't wanna haul the 5 gal of water up a ladder and need a hobby
    you can do with the kids....Dude... Let the kids haul the water up the ladder. Problem
    solved!Your welcom...

  • Posted in thread: Re hydrating yeast on 12-28-2013 at 01:39 PM
    Should I worry about re hydrating my yeast? Tomorrow is my first batch ever. Sent from my
    SCH-I545 using Home Brew mobile appThere's a popular mantra in home brewing circles which
    stresses not worryin...

  • Posted in thread: Out of hops! What to do? on 12-28-2013 at 03:14 AM
    Thanks for the advice, I went with the 4g of warrior, ill lyk how it turns out. Aside from
    that, I tried to do an ice bath after my immersion chiller got it down to about 115F and an ice
    cube fell in!...

  • Posted in thread: Exp 4190 on 12-27-2013 at 05:25 PM
    Sometime back in October, on a whim, I ordered several experimental hop varieties from
    Farmhouse Brewing and until recently haven't done a thing with em. Yesterday I found myself
    with time and a numbe...

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