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  • Fishing,Hunting,Golf,Brewing not in any particular order
  • Pilsner, IPA, Porter
  • German Light Lager, Amber Ale
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  • Cherry Chocolate Stout, Belgian Dark Strong, Belgian Blonde
  • All Cascade IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Double IPA
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  • Posted in thread: Cloning HopHands by Tired Hands Brewing Company on 01-24-2016 at 02:50 AM
    Love their brews. I haven't attempted any clones, but I've certainly taken a note from their
    beer and an using a ton of oats in some of my recipes. Up to 20 percent. I'm not one for
    following recipes,...

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper- Can you clone it? on 01-10-2016 at 02:07 AM
    Maybe similar, but not the real thing. Too flocculant. Haven't brewed yet, but the starter
    yeast cleared within a day after finishing. The real stuff i harvested from a can took a while
    to clear when ...

  • Posted in thread: Heady Topper- Can you clone it? on 01-06-2016 at 01:15 PM
    My next heady will be w a new yeast. It's shipped in a can and called Barbarian. Claims to have
    200 billion cells as well. Got a starter going last night and it was ripping this morning.

  • Posted in thread: When do you give up on a WLP500 starter? on 12-27-2015 at 01:14 PM
    They always have expired yeast for half price at the lhbs. Most of the time they go off, but if
    it takes over 2 or 3 days i just toss them. Not worth ruining a batch. I've found a summer
    shipped batch...

  • Posted in thread: Victory Dirt Wolf Double IPA Clone on 11-16-2015 at 02:47 AM
    I know this post is 5 months old, but wouldn't champagne yeast be a bad idea? Those yeasts eat
    more sugar than an ale yeast, so might you not possibly end up with bottle-bombs? Unless you
    aren't using...

  • Posted in thread: 2015 Hop Harvest Totals on 09-09-2015 at 01:40 AM
    23 oz Cascade, 8 oz Centennial dried. 3 Wet hopped beers containing a mix of centennial,
    chinook, cascade and columbus. Approximately 2 gallons of hops went into each brew. For me a
    gallon turns out a...

  • Posted in thread: Are these Hops Too Dry? on 09-09-2015 at 01:31 AM
    were they green when you picked them or did they have some brown in them? I don't think they're
    too dry, but if they smell stale I wouldn't use them. I usually package up my hops after 3 days
    on a scr...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops with dogs. on 09-09-2015 at 01:27 AM
    Wow. I must have gotten lucky. My dog is only about 35 lbs and has eaten a bunch of fresh hops
    and leaves off the plants in my yard over the last 3 years. When he has an upset stomach, he'll
    ravenousl...

  • Posted in thread: Vacuum Bags and Whole Hops on 09-09-2015 at 01:22 AM
    Nope, in fact, the smaller you can crush them the better. Get all that oxygen out of there!

  • Posted in thread: Are these hops ready to be picked. on 09-09-2015 at 01:21 AM
    agreed with the above. Those look a bit young. I like the stage just before they start showing
    brown, but even a little brown doesn't hurt.They will feel sort of papery and smell pungent.

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