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Posted in thread: 2014 HBT Hop Harvest Totals on 09-05-2014 at 02:08 AM
44 oz. split pretty evenly between Centennial and Cascade, 3rd year bines, 2 of each
variety.245.8 +44=289.8 as the running total
Posted in thread: Chicago/Upper Midwest: whose close to harvesting? on 09-04-2014 at 04:01 AM
Thanks for the replies, they were helpful.I harvested over 4 days and have at least 2 lbs. of
dried flowers.I just hope they're of even mediocre quality for all that work; I was averaging 6
ounces of ...
Posted in thread: Chicago/Upper Midwest: whose close to harvesting? on 08-26-2014 at 02:46 AM
I'm in Chicago, and I think my four vines (two Cascade, two Centennial) may be ready for
harvest.But, this is my third year with these vines, and I've yet to get anything usable or
worthwhile off of t...
Posted in thread: GVH Drying Method on 08-26-2014 at 02:39 AM
This is a great thread so far; I love the skeptical, scientific approach.One question: you
emphasize opening a window to get fresh air in to whatever room we are using to dry our hops.
But, say I'm dr...
Posted in thread: borosilicate flask on a gas stove: any bad stories? on 09-26-2013 at 02:46 AM
I think lab glassware is graded based on ASTM standards and tolerances. (Any lab rats here who
might be able to confirm/clarify this?) The so-called "student grade" are probably factory
culls that hav...
Posted in thread: borosilicate flask on a gas stove: any bad stories? on 09-25-2013 at 02:53 AM
Watch out, as a lot of those low-cost Erlenmeyer flasks sold by brew stores and online lab
suppliers are "student grade" (they tend to be lower quality with minor flaws, like scratches).
Those flaws c...
Posted in thread: borosilicate flask on a gas stove: any bad stories? on 09-24-2013 at 03:13 AM
Direct heating of glass vessels is always risky. The thicker the glass and the larger the
vessel, the more time it takes to disperse the heat evenly. Most failure comes from thermal
stress. The shape ...
Posted in thread: borosilicate flask on a gas stove: any bad stories? on 09-18-2013 at 11:57 PM
If its quality glass, you're fine. That type of glass is used over top of Bunsen burners all
the. You can boil water in plastic bottles so that tells you something about the actual temp
it's getting t...
Posted in thread: borosilicate flask on a gas stove: any bad stories? on 09-18-2013 at 04:04 AM
So, I've got a 3L borosilicate flask and a gas stove. It takes a while for the thing to come to
a boil.I know that borosilicate flasks are supposed to be okay on a gas stove because of the
Posted in thread: 1st season Centennials- onion/garlic odor on 10-25-2012 at 04:35 AM
Meh. I picked them too late? ****.I picked a few ounces much earlier and found they only
smelled of grass.I decided to let them age on the vine quite a bit more, and not pick them
until there was slig...