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  • Partner in Gorst Valley Hops. I'm the design engineer. Can't tell you much about growing, but I can answer anything from harvest to brew kettle.
  • Growing hops,drinking beer and curling. Not always in that order,though.
  • Engineer
  • Daniel Dettmers
  • Madison Curling Club
  • I suck at homebrewing. My main problems are:rnrn1.) I drink too much during brewing to follow the recipe.rnrn2.) I don't spend enough time cleaning. rnrnI got into home brewing when living in the dorms. Our Housefellow (RA) strictly adhered to the rule that we couldn't BRING beer into the dorms. But he didn't consider brewing it within the building to be a violation of the rules.
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  • McFarland (Madison)
  • WI


  • Posted in thread: Hop Farm on 07-28-2014 at 11:12 AM
    . The first year may not look like much, but the root structure growth is our goal this year
    and it has Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewGo roots go!Sent from my iPod touch using Home

  • Posted in thread: Hop Farm on 07-28-2014 at 11:11 AM
    Are there any left?Just found this. For Bob and the OP, there are but a lot are coming from
    Poland where they sat in flood waters...or so goes the story. You are better off if you can
    find one that's ...

  • Posted in thread: Mystery hops in wisconsin, any guesses? on 07-28-2014 at 02:53 AM
    If his grandfather was of English decent, they were probably a cluster hop from the 1860 "hop
    craze" though Manitowoc was not the center of that event.If his Grandfather was German, Czech,
    Polish or (...

  • Posted in thread: Trellis in tree on 07-24-2014 at 05:01 AM
    my biggest concern is that they would somehow get a hold of the tree and keep on growing. They
    can hit 30 feet high. Then most of the good cones would be 20 to 30 feet up the tree and you
    may break yo...

  • Posted in thread: Decorating with hops ? (question mark) on 07-23-2014 at 02:37 PM
    We have people come out to get bines for weddings all the time. Usually, the groomsmen come out
    the day before and pick them as sort of a pre-bachelor party. (Funny aside, despite our urging

  • Posted in thread: GVH Dan and his crew on TV! on 07-23-2014 at 12:07 PM
    Sometime this weekend, the extended version airs where I do more than just speak...I drink.
    They shot film for about 2.5 hours, the whole time I would walk in, sip a beer, talk about the
    beer, talk ab...

  • Posted in thread: Bunny Problems How to dispose of them? on 07-16-2014 at 03:33 PM
    I love how this thread went from "how do I protect my hops" to "recipes for rabbit" to "how I
    shot my neighbor's dog". I'm not complaining, just laughing.On the general subject, I once had
    a pair of b...

  • Posted in thread: Drying hops using a Ronco food dehydrator on 07-15-2014 at 04:35 AM
    Go with the screen. What's your rush? They will turn out better and you won't have the smell of
    mildly roasted hops hanging in your kitchen until somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving.

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops in wisconsin on 07-14-2014 at 06:52 PM
    Carl Duley?Yeah:Carl A. DuleyAgriculture AgentBuffalo County UW-Extension407 S. Second St.Alma,
    WI 54610(608) 685-6256 Voice(608) 685-6259 Faxcarl.duley@ces.uwex.eduNever met the guy or have
    even talk...

  • Posted in thread: Drying hops, dog in house on 07-14-2014 at 06:09 PM
    Most of the time when you hear of someone's dog getting sick, it was after they ate all the
    spent grains with the hops. I don't think the residue would hurt. Just air out the room for a
    day after he's...