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Posted in thread: Japanese Beatles are Eating My Crop on 06-24-2009 at 06:56 PM
Would it be worth adding Grub-Ex or some other grub pesticide to the lawn make a dent in the
number of beetles that mature later on?
Posted in thread: Got Cones? on 06-05-2009 at 09:44 PM
got the same type of scraggly looking "pre-cones" on my Galena and Mt Hood. Nothing yet on
the others. Galena will be the first to reach the top of my 15 ft trellis system in the next
couple of days...
Posted in thread: Mulching on 05-26-2009 at 04:52 AM
I bought a big bag of pine bark mulch at home depot for like $3. I spread it about an inch
deep, in a 9-12 inch radius around my first year hop sprouts. It does a great job deterring
Posted in thread: Just need to sanitize a 3 part airlock on 05-08-2009 at 03:51 AM
+1 cheap vodka, even in the airlock itself. way more sanitary than tap water.
Posted in thread: Too late to plant? on 04-30-2009 at 06:47 PM
They say the typical growing season is 120 days. When's winter up there? If they're first year
hops, plant them anyway. Their goal this season is just to develop a good root system. don't
worry about ...
Posted in thread: Stuck at 1.020! on 04-29-2009 at 05:40 PM
Try making a yeast starter (1-2 qts) from the liquid yeast packs a couple days before you brew.
Also, if you have high SG (>1.065), you may be ready at 1.02. Easiest thing would be to just
Posted in thread: Changable tap handle on 04-28-2009 at 08:01 PM
Or use a metal plate on each handle, and then print your beer logo on magnetic media and you
can swap easily that way.+1 I went this route and it works great! Made the handles from wooden
table legs (...
Posted in thread: Big question... Stick w/ ales, or add lagers to my brewing? on 04-28-2009 at 07:39 PM
I recently bought a house with a cool basement (~55F), so I tried brewing a couple lagers. When
I measured the final gravity of the Oktoberfest lager and drank the sample, it was amazing
(very clear a...
Posted in thread: What do you think? on 04-28-2009 at 02:51 PM
Are the sticks attached to the wall somehow (can't see the apex in the photo)? If not, I'd be
afraid they'd be blown over in a strong wind, especially once the hops grow tall enough that
the leaves ac...