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Posted in thread: Does not boiling strike water negate any later efforts to prevent hotside aeration? on 09-22-2015 at 02:14 PM
Interesting, I have never boiled strike water or sparge water or any of those. The only thing I
have done was to make sure that my HLT gets above 145*F for over 15 minutes to let the
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2015? on 09-21-2015 at 05:10 PM
6 gal of, I dunno wut. It's a mix of English barley, German Hops, and Belgian/French yeast with
Boise water. So we shall see in a month or two. 19849 + 6=19855
Posted in thread: Hello all! on 09-21-2015 at 05:03 PM
Welcome to the addiction.
Posted in thread: Too long in the primary or secondary? on 09-21-2015 at 04:57 PM
As stated above, usually not an issue. I generally do not secondary much unless I lager for
extended periods. I brewed many Belgian Strong's where they sat in primary on the same yeast
for over two mo...
Posted in thread: Some discoloration on my first year and 2nd year plants on 07-08-2015 at 05:26 AM
As far as beetles, I've been fighting those little buggers for years. I usually tell my
neighbors to put up a trap and then they migrate there. The best way to control them is neem
oil if you like the...
Posted in thread: Fertilizing? on 07-07-2015 at 06:32 PM
One of the things I noted with new hop growers is being impatient. As part of their impatience
they then to over water, and over fertilize. More specifically with miracle grow and other
Posted in thread: Early harvest (Western PA), or garden problem? on 07-07-2015 at 06:17 PM
Before moving, I lived in Lancaster, PA. I had multiple years where I harvested my mature
plants more than once in the same season. Take it as a good sign and start harvesting and maybe
you can do so ...
Posted in thread: Does anyone get a rash from the hops plants? on 07-07-2015 at 06:09 PM
It's normal. As stated above, it is usually worse when it's hot and your pores are dilated. I
don't have any allergies that I know of, however on a hot day I get a rash as well. I learned
to pick hops...
Posted in thread: How many people make yeast starters? on 07-07-2015 at 05:40 PM
I usually do with liquid yeast. I mostly due so since I have had a large frozen "yeast bank"
and that's how you wake the little boogers up. I usually don't make a starter when I use dry
Posted in thread: When to pick (in Georgia)?? on 07-07-2015 at 05:34 PM
I've been growing hops for almost 5 years. I usually pick mine just before they start turning
brown. You want to make sure that they are dry. You can smell them and also give them a
squeeze. They shou...