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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Posted in thread: 1st Infection on 07-28-2015 at 01:55 AM
    Thanks for all the tips. I'll toss all my stored yeast just to be on the safe side. I need to
    give my wort chiller a good cleaning as well. It's stainless, so I'll soak it when I clean my
    pot and hope...

  • Posted in thread: 1st Infection on 07-24-2015 at 02:21 AM
    I used the buckets for about 3.5 years so they're getting replaced. Probably around 100
    batches.I was looking for something to loosen and dissolve some caked on gunk in the threads of
    my pot. I can hi...

  • Posted in thread: 1st Infection on 07-23-2015 at 02:32 AM
    It's official. I finally got my first infection after a few years of brewing and countless
    batches of beer. I was starting to think it couldn't happen to me, but I was playing with fire
    after several ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting too hot on 07-01-2015 at 12:29 PM
    Get one of those tubs with rope handles. Fill it w some ice water and put your fermenter in it
    to bring your 80 degree wort to the 60s. At that time pitch your yeast.You can easily maintain
    temps in t...


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