brian4508

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09-20-2011

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06-01-2015 6:31 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Owner of a commercial hop farm
  • Architect by day/Hop Farmer by night
  • Male
  • Married
  • Syracuse
  • New York

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Not crazy about my Duda Diesel chiller on 06-02-2015 at 05:07 PM
    Love mine. I have it mounted vertically like Duda suggest and I chill a 1/2 bbl in under 10
    minutes to 64*. It's a beast

  • Posted in thread: Uh oh frost on the way on 05-20-2015 at 08:53 AM
    They will be fine. They can handle temps into the 20's

  • Posted in thread: Selling hops question on 05-15-2015 at 11:41 AM
    We hand harvested the last two years. It sucks, but feel that every farm should do it once. It
    builds 'character' lol. This year (if all goes as planned) we will have a harvester. No more
    hand picking...

  • Posted in thread: Selling hops question on 05-14-2015 at 05:46 PM
    I want to make a couple corrections/additions to Dan’s post, but he hit most of the
    points exactly for NYS. I apologize for my short comments in advance, as I’m at my day
    job! This is mean...

  • Posted in thread: Selling hops question on 05-14-2015 at 05:22 PM
    "Thanks, hey wanna beer?" 4 hours later you are wondering who you could call to pick you up.
    Don't overlook the perks of the job.been there, done that! delivery is the best part,
    especially after a lo...

  • Posted in thread: Bru Gear on 05-14-2015 at 05:06 PM
    I like those 90's on top, where'd you get them? I imagine I'd need them to stop the hoses from
    kinking.Bru gear has them

  • Posted in thread: Bru Gear on 05-13-2015 at 10:26 AM
    Finally got my herms coil yesterday. 277731277732277733277734

  • Posted in thread: Will This New "Tent" Trellis Design Work? on 05-12-2015 at 04:50 PM
    Will the hops grow? Yes.Will the be easy to harvest? No, they will be a tangled mess at the top
    (which is where most of your mass will be and most of your hops)With this tangled mess, it will
    not allo...

  • Posted in thread: Bru Gear on 04-28-2015 at 12:53 AM
    Gus - I've had my pots for 4 months now and still no herms either.... I ran out of beer so I
    rigged an old immersion chiller as a herms coil (not the best at maintaining temps) for two
    batches. It bet...

  • Posted in thread: My newly expanded hop yard with pics, winch system etc. on 04-26-2015 at 10:17 PM
    I understand! We started with 4 varieties and 120 hills to see how thing went! Then we got
    drinking, and oops! But we love every painstaking moment!

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