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  • Posted in thread: Hop drying on 08-10-2013 at 03:15 PM
    If you do not want to taste or smell moldy basement, yes, they should be dry. Or you could
    freeze them.

  • Posted in thread: First year hops- no aroma? on 08-07-2013 at 02:51 PM
    I noticed that my hops seem to develop some better flavors as they age after harvest. I
    experimented with freezing, basement storage and aging and found that the hops that were aged
    and stored in a co...

  • Posted in thread: Noob alert: Are my cones ready? on 08-07-2013 at 02:42 PM
    Hold a cone with two hands and pull apart- does the cone cleave evenly and completely? When
    squeezing a cone on the bine does it immediately spring back into shape? If so, it's likely
    ready, but 1st y...

  • Posted in thread: First time yeast starter from washed yeast question. on 06-14-2013 at 01:17 AM
    I'm looking to save some money while stepping up to 10 gallon all-grain batches. My washed
    yeast looks great (just like I would get in a vial), but I have never done a starter before. I
    would love any...

  • Posted in thread: Identify this worm on 06-25-2012 at 01:13 PM
    Use a very weak dilution of cayenne, soap & water.

  • Posted in thread: Hop Pests ID thread: Pics, descriptions and solutions on 06-24-2012 at 04:15 PM
    So you think the white fuzzy looking stuff isnt fungus? Because it definitely looked like it
    was. I looked online and it looked like downy. Any advice on ridding this white fuzz for good?
    And for keep...

  • Posted in thread: Already topped out! on 05-31-2012 at 05:53 PM
    +1. The rats nest at the top of my trellis is where the money was for me last year.

  • Posted in thread: Aphids or something close?? on 05-20-2012 at 02:29 PM
    A short-term fix would be a veerrrrryyy weak solution of 1 part soap, 1 part cayenne to 15-20
    parts water in a spray bottle. Spray one leaf first to make sure it doesn't fry your baby and
    don't apply ...

  • Posted in thread: Question about low sidearms on 05-20-2012 at 02:16 PM
    Trimmed the low gals & training the rest.Thanks B-Hoppy, you are the man!

  • Posted in thread: Keep 'em or cut 'em? on 05-18-2012 at 02:30 PM
    "Focusing the energy" is, I think, used to promote cone production. From what I understand, the
    primary focus of growing 1st year hops is root development, best facilitated by keeping the
    vast majorit...