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Posted in thread: New hop trellis/hop growing adventure on 04-15-2015 at 02:58 AM
Nice project!I'm in the same boat as you: planted 8 crowns from Great Lakes last fall.I'm just
starting to see shoots come through the soil. My build is here.
Posted in thread: what does your hop yard set look like on 04-15-2015 at 01:58 AM
Here's the trellis I just finished. Build thread here.
Posted in thread: New Hops Garden/ Trellis project (build photos) on 04-15-2015 at 01:14 AM
The poles went up first. They are 16' cedar 4x4. They were special order, but a local lumber
yard had them for me in 1 day! They will stand 14 feet above ground with 2' buried. I sank it
in an 8" by 4...
Posted in thread: New Hops Garden/ Trellis project (build photos) on 04-15-2015 at 12:57 AM
A few weeks ago it started to get nice out in Minnesota, and the snowy backyard melted in the
welcome spring sun. There might still be an overnight freeze, and a rogue April snowstorm is
not unheard o...
Posted in thread: New Hops Garden/ Trellis project (build photos) on 04-15-2015 at 12:49 AM
I got to spend all winter designing the trellis. It was going to be tall and dominate over the
backyard against the woods, so in order to let me build it, SWMBO said it had to look nice. ůso
an easy w...
Posted in thread: New Hops Garden/ Trellis project (build photos) on 04-15-2015 at 12:39 AM
Moved into a new house last spring, and on the list was finding a suitable location for a hops
garden. Didn't get anything in for last season, but I scouted a plot that has 7-8 hrs sun where
I had roo...
Posted in thread: Cold Kegs to Go! on 09-02-2014 at 01:00 AM
I could wrap it in reflectix and be done, and it would probably be just fine. But..with the
freeze pops, there is a 3/4" gap between the outer insulation and the keg on the top and the
bottom. I made ...
Posted in thread: Cold Kegs to Go! on 09-02-2014 at 12:50 AM
I looked for any sort of gel or liquid ice packs that could be used to wrap a keg, and even
looking at ebay, etc, all the options would break the budget for this build. To work, it has to
Posted in thread: Cold Kegs to Go! on 09-02-2014 at 12:37 AM
Here's my take on an easy build for cold portable cornies. I was wanting to get together a
portable serving rig to take beer with me to parties, etc. I love the portable cube coolers
with 2.5ga kegs a...
Posted in thread: Show us your Kegerator on 08-30-2014 at 04:41 AM
This one is partially posted here way back in the 300's, but here is is in its finished
glory:build log here: