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  • Posted in thread: accidentally used "weed and feed" on hops on 04-13-2015 at 04:35 PM
    Thanks everyone. I ditched work and made an emergency Lowes run but I was astounded at how
    expensive pots were. Their cheapest decent size ones (maybe like size of a short 5gal bucket,
    barely) were st...

  • Posted in thread: accidentally used "weed and feed" on hops on 04-13-2015 at 01:22 PM
    Man. I wonder if I should just go buy 4 pots and transplant them into pots. The pots would have
    killed the grass where i put them, so the places I cut out the turf and made the seed - beds
    will sort o...

  • Posted in thread: accidentally used "weed and feed" on hops on 04-13-2015 at 01:04 PM
    Picture of ingredients

  • Posted in thread: accidentally used "weed and feed" on hops on 04-13-2015 at 12:55 PM
    I just planted 4 rhizomes per lhbs recommendation. I mixed 50/50 natural soil and potting soil
    then put the rhizome very shallow and covered with mulch. Then I spread a small handful of
    granular ferti...

  • Posted in thread: DIY glycol chilled plastic conical fermenters on 12-14-2013 at 02:01 AM
    I have a 100W lightbulb in a GE chest freezer that easily keeps 3 kegs at 10C even when it's
    below 0C outside. I think it depends on your insulation.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenter not sealed - OK? on 12-14-2013 at 01:43 AM
    I didn't think so, but that begs the question - why do we bother with the airlock then?Good
    question. I personally think that airlocks are pointless for brewing beer (except for maybe for
    bulk aging, ...

  • Posted in thread: lying thermometer! on 12-01-2013 at 04:26 AM
    Buy a glass thermometer and make it your standard. You might prefer using digital units but you
    have to have something to check them against. Glass thermometers, regardless of accuracy, never
    drift. I...

  • Posted in thread: Why check for complete fermentation? on 12-01-2013 at 04:05 AM
    If I take a gravity reading after pitching, it's just so I have a final gravity to write in my
    journal. I let my beers settle for at least a week or two after signs of fermentation are over.
    What's th...

  • Posted in thread: No-chill and aeration on 11-26-2013 at 05:30 PM
    It has plenty of head space, but corny keg lids always leak when unpressurized. At least mine
    all do.

  • Posted in thread: No-chill and aeration on 11-26-2013 at 01:00 AM
    Same way you would if you were starting out with out an airstone. Put a spoon in the bucket and
    splash around.Are you using a spundig valve to release the fermentation pressure building up in
    the keg,...

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