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    ABOUT ME

  • Sled dogs,hop grower,making beer.
  • Self Employed
  • R. Smith
  • Started brewing in the early 1980's.
  • Male
  • Engaged
  • Pulaski
  • New York

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  • Posted in thread: "Wild Hops" on 08-25-2014 at 01:24 PM
    I did here in NY. They grew like crazy, very quickly and aggressive with tons of nice cones and
    then suddenly most cones got brown and quickly died. Not sure what happened since I've been
    transplantin...

  • Posted in thread: Disease? Pest? Weather? on 08-24-2014 at 01:03 AM
    Funny Marcellus. You know Central New York don't ya. lol I'm actually looking forward to a nice
    early Winter myself. I agree, last year Cascade did SUPER. this year not so much. Others did
    same as usu...

  • Posted in thread: Any NY growers starting to harvest? on 08-24-2014 at 12:24 AM
    1 Hour North of Syracuse. Just harvested Centennial, Magnum, Heirloom VT. Harvesting Cascade
    next weekend. Could harvest some now but will harvest all the other 60 next weekend the 30th.
    However, I ha...

  • Posted in thread: Disease? Pest? Weather? on 08-24-2014 at 12:14 AM
    Ok, got a question. Never have I seen this before. I've grown hops here in upstate New York for
    6 years now. Definitely not a pro but enough to see various things, etc. this one havent seen
    and I am r...

  • Posted in thread: Cake on 05-13-2014 at 09:14 PM
    WL Old Sonoma Ale Yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Cake on 05-13-2014 at 08:00 PM
    Sorry. They are both about an hour maybe 90 minutes after settling. So should I discard that
    whole bottom layer? Theres bound to be some good yeast on the very top of the bottom layer if
    that makes an...

  • Posted in thread: Cake on 05-13-2014 at 06:15 PM
    Going to wash some yeast. I've saved full cakes for a while and used them but wanted to try
    washing. In these photos is the granular stuff traub? Or yeast? Much finer stuff in very
    bottom.My feeling i...

  • Posted in thread: Growing a plant for harvesting rhizomes. on 04-18-2014 at 12:44 AM
    The ones in pots were just purchased, not sure how old. I took/cut anything that had a decent
    'nub' or starting shoot whatever they are called. Almost all of them grew nicely. I dug
    anywhere from 2 in...

  • Posted in thread: Growing a plant for harvesting rhizomes. on 04-17-2014 at 04:27 PM
    Ok. I've successfully grown plants for the sole reason of harvesting more rhizomes. I have done
    this a few times on one year old plants and had 20 to 30 rhizomes grow to full mature plants.
    Now, the d...

  • Posted in thread: Freezing wet hops. on 04-17-2014 at 04:17 PM
    Thanks folks for the replies. My sister just brought me the hops I had picked in October and it
    wasn't mush but not good either. LOL. Live and learn. Thanks again.

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