Last Activity:09-30-2014 5:18 PM
Posted in thread: Balancing Post-Harvest Growth vs Disease Problems? on 09-01-2014 at 05:31 PM
Hi all, so for the first time this year we cut down the tops of our plants from the trellis to
help speed up harvest, however we didn't cut the plants at the base, so they're still alive,
Posted in thread: Starting a small hop farm!!!! on 07-30-2014 at 02:39 AM
700'?! That's going to be some pure water!re Mont, VT extension has this pretty neat tool you
should check out:
Posted in thread: growing hops in VA? on 07-20-2014 at 05:10 AM
Hi fellow VA-ers. Is anyone else having Japanese beetle problems this year? I noticed some on
some friend's plants last year but didn't have too much trouble of my own, however this year
I'm getting a...
Posted in thread: Starting a small hop farm!!!! on 07-20-2014 at 05:07 AM
This all looks awesome, really neat to follow, thanks for posting along the way. A couple of
questions if you don't mind. And I hope the brew day went well!I didn't catch exactly what
string you're us...
Posted in thread: New 100 Rhizome hop farm on 02-08-2014 at 11:44 PM
Great thread, looking forward to seeing year 2! How did the brewery contract go? Did you get a
lot of interest from smaller brew pubs? I'm curious what kind of prices VA growers are paying
for local h...
Posted in thread: Straw & Hay mulch thickness - how much is too much? on 02-07-2014 at 11:58 PM
Thanks for the response. When you're pushing the mulch back after laying the manure, is that
before or after shoots emerge? If it's before, are you leaving the actual hills uncovered?I
Posted in thread: Straw & Hay mulch thickness - how much is too much? on 02-07-2014 at 09:16 PM
Hi all. The short question: Have any growers had issues with laying hay or straw mulch too
think on established plants? Is there a limit you would stick to?I've got a log row of second
year plants and...
Posted in thread: Hot Water Tank 2x size of Mash Tun? on 03-04-2013 at 08:19 PM
Are we talking big commercial brewing systems or small scale home brew systems? In home brew
it's not necessary. In a commercial brewery you want lots of hot water at all times so you can
Posted in thread: Hot Water Tank 2x size of Mash Tun? on 03-04-2013 at 07:41 PM
Can't argue. Although what's a scenario where you would heat more water than you could fit into
your tun? The only thing I can think is if you want to boil your first mash and sparge water at
Posted in thread: Hot Water Tank 2x size of Mash Tun? on 03-04-2013 at 06:57 PM
Doing some looking around and noticed one system for sale that has a HLT 2x bigger than the
mash tun. I've seen plenty of systems that have their fermenters 2x their mash tun, but I'm
unsure of what t...