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    ABOUT ME

  • 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.
  • Male
  • Married
  • McFarland (Madison)
  • WI

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  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-27-2014 at 07:16 PM
    "over dried" usually means they are under 5% moisture content and have turned to dust. I've
    done that but the dust still smelled pretty good.Did you use heat? Usually if I see hops that
    have no smell,...

  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-26-2014 at 08:23 PM
    This is a great thread so far; I love the skeptical, scientific approach.One question: you
    emphasize opening a window to get fresh air in to whatever room we are using to dry our hops.
    But, say I'm dr...

  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-26-2014 at 08:16 PM
    Now with regard to what weight to stop drying. If you were one a small scale commercial grower,
    I would insist you do a moisture content analysis...but that takes about 1/3 gallon of hops to
    do correc...

  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-26-2014 at 07:50 PM
    I can't remember if we covered it in this thread or I read it somewhere else, but the
    commercial guys need to have a narrow range of %moisture because of the pelletizing process.
    For brewing, 15% mois...

  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-25-2014 at 09:39 PM
    Holy crap! I posted my picture before I saw yours. I was pretty proud of it too until I saw
    your setup. That's nice!Totally. I think day_trippr must be a cabinet maker or something.
    Nothing I've build...

  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-25-2014 at 09:38 PM
    ...I have had a few very good commercial wet hop beers but I can say that the last 2 years I
    used wet hops from my bines in my beer and each time they came out tasting too grassy so this
    year I've dec...

  • Posted in thread: Wet hops vs. Dried .... Flavor implications on 08-20-2014 at 02:06 AM
    That's a good description of wet hopped beers.I'm more interested in the homebrewer scale of
    things. Does the drying process on the home level, screens/fans, have an equal effect on the
    hops flavor pr...

  • Posted in thread: Low Stress Training for Hops on 08-18-2014 at 02:22 AM
    One solid theory I did take away is that the plant does not have to be a certain height to
    produce. If size matters, it's length in any direction, not necessarily vertical up.Let me
    throw our observat...

  • Posted in thread: Low Stress Training for Hops on 08-18-2014 at 01:27 AM
    Quite a few good cones have gone missing in the last week. They weren't on the ground.
    Something took them. Rodents? Birds? I did find two fuzzy white caterpillars on the bine
    today..There's only one ...

  • Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-13-2014 at 11:50 AM
    Exactly. Its VOLUME not VELOCITY that matters. You want the most air possible to touch the
    cones so they can dry as quickly as possible, More air means a higher velocity but you don't
    want to artifici...

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