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  • Posted in thread: Really?! A 5L starter is necessary? on 02-16-2015 at 03:39 PM
    So this is only true with certain assumptions. Chris White in the brewing elements yeast books
    says a starter produces 2-3x growth than a non-starter, and that shaking every single hour
    results in 2x ...

  • Posted in thread: Really?! A 5L starter is necessary? on 02-15-2015 at 12:44 AM
    The response from WYeast themselves:If that is the case; and given that the pack is about 3
    months into its 6 month viability-guarantee; Wyeast LabsAwesome that they responded. I had the
    same issue/qu...

  • Posted in thread: Next step on inactive starter? (Picture) on 02-15-2015 at 12:40 AM
    I read so many different things about how to handle this I just did it the hard way. I slapped
    a WY1450 pack in mid December (~2 months ago), let it inflate, and then realized it wasn't the
    correct ye...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Quantity on 02-15-2015 at 12:25 AM
    I've actually just revisited this, since I'm upping my start game. Do this:Compute your pitch
    rate with a pitch calculator (you'll need batch size and target OG), here's one but there are
    others: acc...

  • Posted in thread: Balancing Post-Harvest Growth vs Disease Problems? on 09-01-2014 at 04:31 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,
    just without...

  • Posted in thread: Starting a small hop farm!!!! on 07-30-2014 at 01:39 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 04:10 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 04:07 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
    guess ultimatel...


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