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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: Do we really need to dry to ~10% moisture on 08-09-2016 at 03:07 PM
    8-10% is the magic range where the hops can hold themselves (mostly) together until the hit the
    hammer mill but they aren't so sticky that they gum the whole works up. Even at just 12%, my
    pellet mill...

  • Posted in thread: How to quickly dry harvested hops? on 08-04-2016 at 02:36 PM
    As nagmay said, you can either dry fast or dry them for flavor. At 212F (100C), you can get
    them dry in an hour or two but they will be worthless.Above 140F (60C), the alpha acids start
    breaking down ...

  • Posted in thread: So Cal harvest time? on 08-01-2016 at 04:31 PM
    First, I need to emphasize that picking harvest time is a very site specific decision. I'm in
    WI and I can tell you our harvest has been plus or minus 2 weeks from another grower 2 valleys
    (3 miles) o...

  • 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.