Last Activity:07-01-2015 5:31 PM
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Posted in thread: What's wrong with this bine? on 06-10-2015 at 06:52 PM
That's the thing, the leaves are dry and crispy, but my water schedule is more than I've read
is normal.This is happening on most of my plants.I just dug down into the soil and about an
inch and a hal...
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 01:43 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 01:41 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 05:55 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 ...