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05-26-2015 2:10 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Idaho
  • Brewing since January 1995. I have brewed over 250 batches of beer, mead, wine, applejack and Perry.

    I brew mostly all grain 5 gallon batches....except my Barley Wines and Belgians which I make 3 gallon batches augmented with extract.

    I raise 15 varieties of Hops in my Garden
  • Brewing,Gardening
  • Snake River Brewers
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: 2015 : Anyone have their hops growing yet? on 05-26-2015 at 07:10 PM
    Sunbeam at my mother's house. It's taking over the fence, two bushes and eventually a tree. One
    bine is nearly 9 feet in total growth even though it curves around and dips and dives. Probably
    a bull, ...

  • Posted in thread: Stainless Steel Hop Spider on 03-24-2015 at 10:05 PM
    Does anyone use a stainless steel hop spider?Pros?Cons?

  • Posted in thread: Tips for cleaning a plate chiller on 03-24-2015 at 10:03 PM
    I use a hop catcher in my boil so I don't get a lot of "gunk" in it. I sanitize with hot wort
    and run PBW after to clean it out. To get water out I use gravity. I swing it like I'm on a
    "chain gang" o...

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions for Nampa, Id on 04-25-2013 at 09:20 PM
    Nampa is really picking up with the Crescent Brewery on 16th just next to the overpass and the
    new Idaho Hop House which is a Brewforia type place with Micros on Tap and available to buy and
    take home...

  • Posted in thread: Multiple harvests... Drying or what? on 08-03-2012 at 09:59 PM
    What Homercidal said......I cut off a lenth of bine bring it back to the porch in the shade
    with a pint of beer....pick the cones will listening to sports radio.....I usually start my
    harvest the last...

  • Posted in thread: Dried out buds! on 07-30-2012 at 10:52 PM
    That is full blown male!I have had a tranny plant that had both the male and female buds and I
    have had the full blown male.You may want to destroy it if you are anywhere close to any hop
    farms....The...

  • Posted in thread: Brand New to HomeBrewing and in Need of Some Direction on 07-18-2012 at 09:11 PM
    And......I should have said in my first post.....Find a LHBS (local Home Brew Shop) if you
    can.....they can provide great help also.......And sometimes, you can get some great deals on
    slightly used h...

  • Posted in thread: Brand New to HomeBrewing and in Need of Some Direction on 07-18-2012 at 09:07 PM
    I would strongly recommend finding a Mentor!I started by myself, and made mistakes that I would
    have never made if I had a Mentor.Check your area for a local Home Brew Club and attend a Group
    Brew.You...

  • Posted in thread: hops turned brown as they were drying - discard them? on 07-18-2012 at 08:39 PM
    Check out the huge pile of hops behind yours truly.....see all the brown hops.... is from Mike
    Goodings Hop farm near Wilder, Idaho......

  • Posted in thread: hops turned brown as they were drying - discard them? on 07-18-2012 at 07:03 PM
    +1 on this. On my last harvest time got away from me and some of the hops were partially brown.
    I used them just the same as the green ones, and the ipa came out great.I have watched many
    commercial h...

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