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Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 09-05-2015 at 09:11 PM
Here is my harvest.The two on the left are Hana and Golden Promise, while the one on the right
is Chevalier. There is more there than the other two put together.This is what I planted this
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 09-05-2015 at 09:09 PM
So I made a handheld screener with some cardboard boxes and stainless mesh (I think was 8 mesh
or 10) that has the hole diameter used for grading malt barley.Nowadays they use slotted
screens but mesh...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 08-24-2015 at 04:46 PM
I made my tape with 2-ply toilet paper.I separated the plys and glued the seeds onto one of the
plys. I then placed the ply I put aside over the top so that the seeds were sandwiched between
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 08-23-2015 at 01:26 PM
Well, this year I had very mixed results. I had trouble finding space for my Hana, Golden
Promise, and heritage wheats, so I broke new ground for them. Even then, I didn't have enough
ground and I ove...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-29-2015 at 01:30 PM
Well, I'm learning a lesson in the importance of seed spacing and why a seed drill is such a
great innovation (at least for me who can't broadcast seed to save myself).My Chevalier is in
its second se...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 04-27-2015 at 01:19 PM
Last year, I noticed that different barley varieties mature at different rates.My Golden
Promise is the first to mature, followed a few weeks later by Hana, and then a few weeks later
again by Chevali...
Posted in thread: Easy Steam Infusion Mash System on 04-02-2015 at 04:51 PM
The other parts arrived so I can now assemble the steam injector. The cool wort enters in at
the bottom, the steam enters in on the right hand side (the temp probe attached in the top part
of the port...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 03-25-2015 at 05:15 PM
So I got through most of the seed and realised I had placed them at 1.5 inch spacing, so I did
the rest at 2 inch spacing once I discovered my error.The tape at the bottom of this picture
has seeds at...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 03-25-2015 at 04:09 PM
While waiting for the ground to thaw, I decided to get ready for an experiment of sorts...This
season I will be continuing growing out the spring barley samples I got from the gene bank. The
Posted in thread: Easy Steam Infusion Mash System on 02-09-2015 at 03:40 PM
Good news is that the fittings for my thermocouple arrived this morning and they all fit nicely
together.This will be used to measure the temperature of the flash boiler outlet. Since it will
also be ...