Last Activity:04-30-2008 4:49 PM
Posted in thread: what to expect the first year? on 04-14-2008 at 07:53 PM
A tomato cage will not be enough if the vines are in partial to full sun. Mine grew at least 12
feet the first year.
Posted in thread: Broke 1st hydrometer :( on 02-21-2008 at 04:57 PM
You may as well get used to it. I've broken more hydos than I can count - well into double
digits at this point, whcih is both a testament to my own stupidity and the fact that
hydrometers aren't exac...
Posted in thread: What eats hop bines? on 02-19-2008 at 11:32 PM
I'm about an hour or so south of you in central Mass, and I've never had a problem with
critters and hops. Critters and veggie garden is a different story entirely and annually gets
me pissed off we h...
Posted in thread: Irish Red Ale Help. on 01-29-2008 at 07:58 PM
I suspect you got a kit from Northern Brewer, which is now using the Target in this recipe - I
assume it relates to the hops shortage. But if I recall correctly, the recipe called for 1/2 oz
for 60 mi...
Posted in thread: No bubble on 01-25-2008 at 09:25 PM
Happens to me all the time. No worries. The Co2 is likely seeping out under the lid or
something. As long as you have Krausen, you're fine.
Posted in thread: Calling All Wheat/Fruit Beer Enthusiasts on 01-23-2008 at 10:25 PM
I did a mango last year - although I hedged my bets and did a split 5-gal batch.I added about
three ripe fresh mangos, mashed up, into the 3-gal secondary and let sit for about a month. I'd
have to ch...
Posted in thread: Red Ale Batch! on 01-23-2008 at 10:00 PM
Another trick is have the syhoning hose filled with water with it pinched at the end. Release
the hose and the water will flow out, sucking the beer behind it. Only downside here is you
have to have a...
Posted in thread: Tonights brew: Bourbon Barrel Porter on 01-15-2008 at 10:59 PM
I did a Nortehrn Brewer bouron barrel porter kit a while back and it called for chips and 16
-oz of bourbon to the secondary for about three weeks.I was a little scared of having
Posted in thread: Hop bines in part shade? on 01-15-2008 at 09:39 PM
You might be able to Web search and get more info, but I have hops that, stupidly, I put in
partial sun because I planted them in the spring before the big a$$ maple tree in my backyard
bloomed and bl...
Posted in thread: Bottling straight from primary fermenter on 01-08-2008 at 09:29 PM
I agree with all the above, if you want to take a chance on A: Wasting your time and money, or,
B: Redecorating whereever you lpan on storing these bottle bombs, feel free. But if you're at