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  • Posted in thread: Hop runner depth/containment on 05-13-2015 at 01:13 PM
    Wood will eventually rot. You can install plastic rhizome barrier normally used to contain
    bamboo. Standard depth is 30" with a few inches left above ground. Not sure if it will work for
    hops but I im...

  • Posted in thread: question on fruit on 04-19-2015 at 02:49 PM
    If you've been squeezing the bag daily, I think a week is plenty personally.

  • Posted in thread: Not bitter enough on 03-31-2015 at 02:15 PM
    A lot of variables can affect the flavor/aroma of your homegrown hops. One of the biggest, and
    most difficult to get a handle on, is when to harvest. It's really more of an art than science.
    Too soon,...

  • Posted in thread: first time hop grower check out my setup on 03-18-2015 at 01:59 AM
    Ok I live in western kansas we get about 2 to 3 weeks of single didgit lows and teens for the
    highs. Do you think I will have winter kill on the roots if I just leave my planter above
    ground. Or shoul...

  • Posted in thread: Mead for people allergic to wine? on 03-17-2015 at 04:55 PM
    interesting, i can drink apple cider all night long but if I drink one pear cider then my nose
    is stopped up immediately. no problem with red wines."Pear" cider sold commercially is usually
    apple cide...

  • Posted in thread: 2015 : Anyone have their hops growing yet? on 03-09-2015 at 04:43 AM
    I had some centennial pop up. Cut them back tho. We might be having a warm winter in the PNW
    but it's still too early.

  • Posted in thread: Jungle Honey Mead on 03-01-2015 at 12:43 AM
    Thanks damdaman, I will put it on my window sill. Is there a shelf life?OUT of direct sunlight,
    not IN direct sunlight. :)

  • Posted in thread: Terracotta vessel on 03-01-2015 at 12:41 AM
    You might be able to ferment in terracotta. I wouldn't age it though. The thing about
    terracotta is that is breathes; it allows gas exchange with the environment. For fermentation
    this could work to y...

  • Posted in thread: Jungle Honey Mead on 02-28-2015 at 04:55 PM
    Just keep it out of direct sunlight and don't mix it with water yet and it should be fine at
    that temp. Honey is a natural preservative, the bees actually use their wings to evaporate out
    just enough ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping with your home grown beauties on 02-10-2015 at 07:39 PM
    I won't use my homegrown hops for dry hopping anymore. I lost two batches from it. I disagree
    with the oft-repeated idea that "hops are naturally anti-bacterial so you don't have to
    worry."When I go u...


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