The Soft Underbelly
Last Activity:05-17-2013 3:08 PM
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Posted in thread: 2nd year cascades? on 05-17-2013 at 08:06 PM
It's the cool spring we've had here in Illinois. My Chinooks and Cascades are doing better than
normal for this time of year. Generally speaking though, you'll get more & quicker growth the
2nd year t...
Posted in thread: Low Stress Training for Hops on 05-17-2013 at 07:53 PM
As the bines grow, you'll have an abundance of growth as it is. I'm guessing this is the first
year you've planted hops? They may not look like much in year one, but in a few years, you'll
Posted in thread: Honey & Chamomile Wheat: What a way to end a long day on 04-08-2013 at 02:44 PM
I brewed a partial mash version of the recipe on Saturday - 3.5 # of two row2 # of wheat2 # of
Wheat DME @ 15 min1.5 # if Honey @ 5 min1 oz Vanguard (5.4%AA) @ 60 min2 oz Chamomile @ 60
Posted in thread: Citra IPA on 04-02-2013 at 09:15 PM
I brewed this last weekend per the initial recipe subbing out some bottle cultured pac-man for
the yeast. Hit 1.066 with 4.5 gallons in the carboy.Smelled like a citra bomb exploded in my
kitchen! I c...
Posted in thread: Hop Trellis Design:Feedback please on 03-18-2013 at 06:32 PM
The wire should help the matter. and for what its worth, i like you design a lot. Be prepared
to do some training earlier in the season and just recognize that 3 years from now you're going
to have en...
Posted in thread: Hop Trellis Design:Feedback please on 03-15-2013 at 08:27 PM
You might try using lattice up top. I have a 5 year old trellis with 1"x1"x72" supports some
1"x2" as support along the side and a lattice with 4" squares across the top. It requires a bit
Posted in thread: Joliet Brewer's Guild - 1st meeting 03/13/13 on 03-13-2013 at 09:29 PM
Man what a drag! I just saw this! I'm already booked for the evening, but i would love to check
this out next time around. Thanks for setting this up. Let us know how it turns out. And hoist
a few for...
Posted in thread: Punk Rock and Hardcore on 03-13-2013 at 04:41 PM
Update: We're getting the occasional ska and thrash metal band brought up in discussion. While
that's not what this thread was designed for we won't kick you out if you'd like to talk about
ska or thr...
Posted in thread: should I be worried on 03-13-2013 at 04:13 PM
Rhizomes can be pretty durable. I had tiny Willamette crown in a pot awaiting transplant a
couple years back that one of my dogs destroyed. I was out of luck in that case, but who knows.
Form what you...
Posted in thread: Growing hops in raised beds... on 03-11-2013 at 08:53 PM
They'll be fine in there. I have 2 cascade crown which are 5 years old in one bed. They're
partially shaded by the willow tree but still get sufficient light. If i move them this year
it's only becaus...
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