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  • Brewing,Hops growing,Music,Instrument Making,Model Airplanes
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  • Pilsner Ale using only homegrown Mt. Hood hops
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  • Posted in thread: Wind and Hops growing on 10-12-2008 at 02:11 AM
    I think it depends on when in the maturity cycle you get the wind. I've read that when the hops
    are almost ready to pick, a strong wind can make them useless in a matter of hours. That was
    from a comm...

  • Posted in thread: First Partial Mash. REALLY high OG. on 09-19-2008 at 09:05 PM
    Again why I am posting here. As I am confused. I used a hydrometer and I measured after I had
    cooled the wort to yeast pitching temp, just before I pitched the yeast. Temp was 70 degrees F.
    Volume was...

  • Posted in thread: I need to get back on the ball on 09-17-2008 at 11:22 AM
    Sheesh, who can brew and not remember it? Oh, I get it, you were probably drinking one while
    brewing one, lol! Anyway, yes, it's good to get back to brewing after a hiatus. I've brewed for
    the past 3 ...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd all grain in progress advise on 09-16-2008 at 12:28 PM
    Ideally with batch sparging, you want to try to target an equal volume between first and second
    runnings. I normally do 5g batches. With my system, I know that if I mash initially with 4.5g
    of strike ...

  • Posted in thread: cost of All grain vs extract ?? on 09-15-2008 at 11:00 PM
    ... BUT you say it takes another TWO HOURS to brew the same 5 gallon batch in AG vs extract ??
    I think it very much depends on exactly how you brew - there are lots of variations. For
    instance, a frie...

  • Posted in thread: cost of All grain vs extract ?? on 09-15-2008 at 09:33 PM
    First of all, it's "wort", not "wert" or "wart". Hope that opening doesn't sound peevish, it's
    just that I care so much about my product, I don't want it to sound unnecessarily gross in
    print. It's a ...

  • Posted in thread: To Bottle or not to bottle? on 09-14-2008 at 11:10 PM
    You could rack it into secondary, and I'd add a bit of gelatin at that time. You'd be surprised
    how quickly it will clear. Just boil a cup of water, cool it, add a pack of gelatin to it, let
    it sit fo...

  • Posted in thread: My tiny hop harvest. How to use them? on 09-14-2008 at 11:05 PM
    How many cones? 1.1 oz freshly picked isn't very much, and being first-year hops, in my
    experience you shouldn't expect much of them. I'd either add them to the secondary ("dry-hop"),
    or maybe save th...

  • Posted in thread: hops picking: noob needs advice on 09-12-2008 at 01:13 PM
    PS if you have a LOT of hops, that's the only way to go...

  • Posted in thread: hops picking: noob needs advice on 09-12-2008 at 01:13 PM
    I built a really cheap oast mostly from stuff I had laying around, after reading an article in
    the May/June issue of BYO. It's about 3' high by 2' deep and 3.5' wide, and has two trays made
    of 1X2 str...

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