Last Activity:05-26-2015 9:22 AM
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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.
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
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...