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  • Posted in thread: Trim back second year hops? on 04-16-2014 at 12:19 AM
    I'm in the St Louis area and have second year hops plants. Would you guys recommend trimming
    them back now that they are starting to really take off? I'd say the vines are about six to
    eight inches lo...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 04-12-2014 at 04:05 AM
    My first batch of this has been in the primary fermenter for a little over a month. Had a
    sample of it a couple days ago and it was delicious. I was wondering if I continued to "sample"
    this from the ...

  • Posted in thread: Wort to fermenter filtering on 04-02-2014 at 01:11 AM
    I usually strain my wort through a screen that fits in my funnel. For batches with lots of
    hops, I put a paint strainer bag in my bottling bucket and then pour the wort in there. Slowly
    lift and let i...

  • Posted in thread: Spring feeding for hops plants on 03-28-2014 at 09:10 PM
    Thanks for the info, but since I only have two hop plants I'm not interested in spending money
    to have the soil professionally tested. I'd rather spend that money on brewing supplies :-)I'll
    just use ...

  • Posted in thread: Spring feeding for hops plants on 03-28-2014 at 02:51 PM
    I test the soil each spring and mid season (test kits are around 10 at a nursery The one I use
    is pretty close to lab results) and always have to add lime to bring the ph up. The n, and p
    usually need...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hop for 3 Days ... yes or no? on 03-26-2014 at 01:00 AM
    So for those of you who cold crash, are you counting the days of cold crashing in your days of
    dry hopping? For example, let's say you put the hops in on Monday, begin the cold crash on
    Thursday, and ...

  • Posted in thread: Spring feeding for hops plants on 03-25-2014 at 12:33 PM
    I have a worm composting bin, so I think I'll regularly make some "tea" out of that compost for
    my hops.

  • Posted in thread: Valuebrew Easy Amber Ale on 03-25-2014 at 12:56 AM
    In case you don't want to follow the link, here are the ingredients in the kit:Fermentables: 6
    lbs of Gold LMESpecialty Grains: 2 oz. CaraAroma, 8 oz. Caramel 80L, 8 oz. VictoryHops: 1 oz.
    Hallertau, ...

  • Posted in thread: Spring feeding for hops plants on 03-25-2014 at 12:42 AM
    Do any of you use a 16 16 16 slow release fertilizer? I read about it being recommended
    somewhere else. Also, what do each of those numbers mean?

  • Posted in thread: Valuebrew Easy Amber Ale on 03-24-2014 at 10:14 PM
    So I'm brewing this on Thursday, and am a bit concerned that it's not really going to end up
    within the guidelines for an amber ale (according to Beersmith). When I put everything in to
    Beersmith, not...

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