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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.
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  • 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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  • Posted in thread: How to make Hop Plugs or Hop Pellets on 07-11-2016 at 11:43 PM
    On the homebrewer scale...I can't say any progress has been made.On the small scale grower
    scale...there are a number of companies/organizations that are currently marketing flat die
    systems that are ...

  • Posted in thread: Commercial Growers: Time to get an ID# on 06-30-2016 at 09:36 PM
    Just to give this thread a bump, here's a press release/article on the Hop Grower ID
    registration effort.Hop Growers of America Expands Supplier Identification System NationwideI'm
    happy to report, th...

  • Posted in thread: New public varieties. on 06-14-2016 at 02:52 AM
    I know its available to commercial growers but I don't know anyone selling small numbers of
    plants. Of course, that doesn't mean someone isn't. I believe Great Lake Hops has them. We have
    them but onl...

  • Posted in thread: New public varieties. on 06-13-2016 at 03:32 PM
    What's the big deal about these Chasmere hops?Cashmere (From Draft Magazine)What it is: a cross
    between Cascade and Northern BrewerWhat itís like: This was the most unusual hop, and
    definitely the cro...

  • Posted in thread: Yakima on 06-09-2016 at 03:05 AM
    Cool. You should also get some time lapse shots of a bine growing. You should still be able to
    find some that are growing vigorously.

  • Posted in thread: Hop Picker for Sale on 06-09-2016 at 03:02 AM
    Out of curiosity, how big is your yard? And how many bines per hour do you think it could
    pick?As a disclaimer, I'm not interested in buying. I'm the guy who made the Bine 3060. We no
    longer manufactu...

  • Posted in thread: New Kentucky commercial hop farm on 06-04-2016 at 04:43 PM
    The guys at LE just made it even easier. They now include the price history so you can see high
    and low prices for hops sold instead of guessing it yourself.

  • Posted in thread: I planted 5 weeks ago and nothing... on 06-02-2016 at 04:55 PM
    You may have duds. Did they have eyelets growing out of them or just sticks?You may want to dig
    one up and take a look. It should have white shoots coming out of it. If its still just a
    stick, either ...

  • Posted in thread: Whole leaf vs. Pellet on 06-01-2016 at 05:47 PM
    Between m00p and daytrippr, they pretty much hit it on the head. Hops are ground up to reduce
    volume, prevent oxidation and (modestly) increase utilization. Its also done to make clean up
    of the kettl...

  • Posted in thread: Planting Developed Plants in the Ground - Need Advice on 06-01-2016 at 05:30 PM
    1. the easiest is to just drop a piece of twine down from the eaves and forget the tomato cages
    all together. That said, the cages won't hurt anything.2. No best way. If you want, train them
    all and t...