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  • Posted in thread: Growing Hops in South Louisiana on 04-14-2015 at 04:35 PM
    I live in Bossier, so not all that different from your climate down there.I have 2 plants, a
    Cascade and a Willamette. Both grow and produce just fine, but the Cascade definitely
    outperforms the Willa...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 07-21-2014 at 01:18 AM
    Nope. Just go ahead and bottle. Maybe stir up a little of the yeast cake when doing so. I've
    waited that long and it turned out just fine.

  • Posted in thread: 2014 Hop garden photo thread on 06-23-2014 at 01:46 AM
    Came home from vacation today to find some really nicely developed Cascade cones. Should be
    ready for harvest very soon!207225Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: What do you think about this Kolsch? on 06-02-2014 at 02:00 AM
    For anyone who might care...I brewed the recipe as planned, and it turned out awesome. It has
    the body and hop profile of a kolsch, but the English Ale Yeast gave it just a tiny hint of
    fruity flavor....

  • Posted in thread: Yeast at bottling time after long lagering? on 05-22-2014 at 05:45 PM
    My question is this--is lagering for 6 months really necessary?The traditional German schedule
    for brewing lagers was to brew them in March or so and then age until September. However, this
    was done m...

  • Posted in thread: Small floaties from mashtun on 05-13-2014 at 02:22 AM
    Can't really tell you what they are without seeing them, but I wouldn't worry about it. I do
    vorlauf until my wort is running pretty clear, but there is always some grain rolling around in
    the boil. N...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Water Bath Fiasco on 05-10-2014 at 01:07 AM
    Awesome, sounds like you're well on your way. Saving yeast is definitely a way to save some
    serious dough. I started washing and reusing yeast and it's saved me a ton. Sent from my iPhone
    using Home B...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation Water Bath Fiasco on 05-09-2014 at 07:52 PM
    As you brew more and get comfortable with your process, that nerve wracking feeling will go
    away. I used to be the exact same way, constantly worrying about this and that. Now, after brew
    day I just s...

  • Posted in thread: Adding smoke after the boil on 05-07-2014 at 05:17 PM
    I am very curious about this thing:
    brother ordered an "Old Smoky" cocktail at a local restaurant the other day. It was just an Old
    Fashioned tha...

  • Posted in thread: Will my hops climb this? on 05-07-2014 at 03:00 PM
    Does the bailing twine you use shrink up when wet? That's one of the reasons I'm thinking the
    chain would be better. I worry that sisal or twine will shrink up a bunch (like most natural
    material rope...