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Posted in thread: Hopping Cider on 04-04-2013 at 02:41 AM
I've got a gallon of cider fermenting with Nottingham and 0.1 oz Kent Goldings now. I'm excited
to try it. Next up, Falconer's Flight...
Posted in thread: Massachusetts hop growers on 03-30-2013 at 09:26 PM
The second years are about 2' tall, I'm worried it will all die back when it gets down in the
30s at night. On the other hand, they need to get trained up something this week.
Posted in thread: Massachusetts hop growers on 03-30-2013 at 06:42 PM
As the weather gets nicer in MA, my potted hops are sprouting like crazy indoors. I'm totally
ready to put them in the ground but I haven't lived here long enough to have a good sense of
Posted in thread: rhizomes outta control on 03-30-2013 at 05:12 PM
I'm in the same boat up here in Boston. I planted my rhizomes in buckets when they came in but
I also brought in the buckets from last year. The new ones are just now peeping up but the old
ones are 2...
Posted in thread: Fixing an extract barleywine with a high FG on 02-22-2013 at 02:50 AM
So, what does a good bittering tea look like? 4 cups water5oz corn sugar.5oz EKG @ 60.5oz EKG @
10Something like that?
Posted in thread: Fixing an extract barleywine with a high FG on 02-22-2013 at 01:12 AM
It actually tastes substantially like North Coast's 2013 Old Stock Ale, which I also found too
sweet. I was intentionally shooting for the top of the range but I had thought that the hops'
Posted in thread: Fixing an extract barleywine with a high FG on 02-22-2013 at 12:47 AM
Ok, so a while back I brewed up a big old extract English barleywine. As it turned out, I did
everything right - no off flavors and I hit my FG. The catch is, my FG turns out to be really
sweet (FG 1....
Posted in thread: Possibly dumb question about batch sizes on 01-05-2013 at 01:18 PM
Go for the 5 gallon equipment. It will let you choose from the widest variety of ingredient
kits while you get started and you can always buy 5 gallon ingredient kits and split them into
two 2.5 gallo...
Posted in thread: Safe uses for Homer Buckets on 11-25-2012 at 12:18 PM
Any thoughts on using them for Star San?
Posted in thread: Safe uses for Homer Buckets on 11-25-2012 at 01:39 AM
So, I've got a couple extra orange Homer Buckets from Home Depot. Is it safe to:1. Store grain
in them?2. Use them to submerge bottles in Star San while bottling beer?3. Store Star San, long