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Posted in thread: 2013 Hop garden photo thread on 06-26-2013 at 05:01 AM
What part of our great state!? And i have to say ive never seen leaves that big.. And i thought
my cascades where doing well at 22+ feet already!Farmington Hills, just NW of Detroit. It must
Posted in thread: 2013 Hop garden photo thread on 06-26-2013 at 04:13 AM
Any burrs yet?The Centennials and Nuggets are showing a few, the rest are still filling out.
Posted in thread: 2013 Hop garden photo thread on 06-26-2013 at 12:47 AM
It's been an exceptional season for hops here in Michigan so I thought I'd share some pictures
of my crop. The beanstalks in the first two pics are Willamettes that have been in for about
five years. ...
Posted in thread: Temperature Monitoring and Control with Arduino on 04-05-2011 at 07:46 PM
Nice boil kettles and mashtuns, dont see any copper fermenters though. is not used as much
today due to the expense. Stainless is much cheaper and easier to maintain. As far as it being
reactive in t...
Posted in thread: Temperature Monitoring and Control with Arduino on 04-05-2011 at 06:25 PM
One comment... From what I've read, copper is not the best thing to use for a thermowell when
fermenting. Something about off-flavors and/or poisoning of the yeast?
Posted in thread: Hops in Michigan - first year report on 09-27-2010 at 01:55 PM
The Willamette vines are still up since I was able to pick them from the deck and balcony so I
left the vines for decoration. All the others have been taken down although the trellice is
still up. Mos...
Posted in thread: Grocery Store Sanitizer in a Pinch?? on 09-27-2010 at 11:52 AM
I thought that was bleach and ammonia that made chlorine gas, never heard of vinegar doing it
tooBleach and ammonia will produce chlorine gas, but bleach and certain acids will as well
depending on th...
Posted in thread: Grocery Store Sanitizer in a Pinch?? on 09-27-2010 at 04:18 AM
Mixing bleach with an acid such as vinegar is risky since it can produce chlorine gas. Simple
bleach works just fine at a concentration of one tablespoon per gallon of water. Apply for 20
minutes and ...
Posted in thread: Hops in Michigan - first year report on 09-27-2010 at 03:59 AM
I'm over in Farmington Hills. My varieties are Centennial, Nugget, Magnum, Willamette and
Sterling. The Centennial is the most productive with three vines filling almost two 5 gallon
buckets. The nugg...
Posted in thread: Hops system (chime in with notes) on 09-27-2010 at 03:43 AM
The seven feet you have to work with will probably be fine for planter grown hops. The confined
space around the rhizome will inhibit vine growth and restrict the hop production. Wherever you