Last Activity:10-05-2011 1:50 AM
Posted in thread: Disappointing 2nd Year Harvest on 09-03-2011 at 10:45 PM
I have it in a half whiskey barrel, climbing up some strings about 10 feet tall, and then
lettimg them climb alond a horizontal rope. They grew fine, must faster than last year, but
they produced abou...
Posted in thread: Disappointing 2nd Year Harvest on 08-31-2011 at 12:12 AM
Ive often been slated on this site with regards to harvesting first year hops. Id like to thank
you as you have gone some way in proving my point. First year hops should not be harvested,
they should ...
Posted in thread: 1st year Hop growing advice on 07-10-2011 at 10:34 AM
A first year hop plant (or any other perenial plant) wants to flower and set seed. This is what
plants do. If you remove the cones/flowers before they set seed it diverts its energy into
producing a s...
Posted in thread: Cant get Good HEAD on 07-09-2011 at 10:40 PM
Now that I have your attention I expext some smart ass comments!!!! hahahAnyway...most of my
brews look flat...i.e no head retention...even though they are well carbonated....anything I
can do to aid ...
Posted in thread: 1st year Hop growing advice on 07-09-2011 at 10:37 PM
B-Hoppy....As small time growers, what are your thoughts on removing any cones on first year
Posted in thread: Florida first year hops on 07-01-2011 at 03:28 PM
First year hops should not be allowed to flower/set seed. As soon as one appears nip it out.
This will concentrate all the plants efforts into producing a stronger rhizome for next years
harvest. You ...
Posted in thread: Lactose flavor? on 06-26-2011 at 01:06 PM
Youve just reminded me of a conversation I had many years ago.I was in a pub and a elderly
couple walked in and ordered a pint of bitter and 1/2 of Guinness with a splash of double
cream. I asked the ...
Posted in thread: Lactose flavor? on 06-26-2011 at 12:57 PM
Lactose will add sweetness due to its unfermentable sugar content. It will also add a milk
flavour and aroma.Milk Brown...why not ?The only trouble is that you have got to balance the
malt, hops and m...
Posted in thread: Bine Theory on 05-31-2011 at 03:19 PM
johnnyboy1965,That's the difference between someone who grows them for a living as opposed to
someone who grows them for fun. Please don't fault your local growers for giving you a f****
off, about yo...
Posted in thread: Bine Theory on 05-30-2011 at 09:28 PM
B-Hoppy.. Ive always read your posts with interest and I am truly glad of your input. Thank
you. I recently spoke to a hop farmer in Worcester, UK. about pruning/selecting bines and his
reply to the q...