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Posted in thread: 2-Row vs Maris Otter vs Golden Promise vs Halcyon vs Pearl vs Optic on 11-10-2013 at 12:23 PM
So I have been really curious/excited about trying out different English base malts ever since
I tried some fabulous English style beers that I found out were brewed with Optic as the base
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 09-27-2013 at 11:59 AM
My Hana came in at 12g, so a little over twice what I started with.The Golden promise came in
at 28g, or 5 1/2 times.Yeah, my Spring barley had much lower yields than my winter barley
(about 25-50g fo...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 09-23-2013 at 03:37 PM
Okay, this year's iteration is off and running! SWMBO "sacrificed" one of our garden beds to
the barley (with the understanding that I'll be building an additional one to expand the
garden), and I got...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-13-2013 at 01:10 PM
That was something I also saw with my barley--even the M.O. only got up to about 2ft tall,
maybe a little more. Lots of commercial wheat planted hereabouts, tho, and it appears to be
largely the same-...
Posted in thread: Hops in a Barrel, will they survive the Winter on 07-09-2013 at 10:48 AM
If you want to increase chance of survival, pack it into a corner of the house where it can get
heat from the house. Perhaps pack straw or other insulation around it. They are pretty
hardy.+1. I'm jus...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 06-28-2013 at 05:15 PM
I can see that being a possibility--my winter varieties were "mowed" by deer, back in the fall;
it didn't seem to hurt them at all...In other news, I've harvested my grains. Starting with 5g
each of M...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-23-2013 at 11:54 AM
Well I planted my Hana and Golden Promise barley over the weekend. We had 3 days of solid rain
so they should be off to a good start.Wow! What a difference between Canada and the middle
Posted in thread: Homegrown barley? on 05-13-2013 at 05:27 PM
ACBrewer, I am out near Ely's Ford. I raise rabbits (they go well with beer) and use the manure
for all of my gardening. Rabbit manure does not have to be composted/rotted like chicken (got
Posted in thread: Homegrown barley? on 05-13-2013 at 04:42 PM
mlsuggs - I don't know if you drink coffee, but used grounds are a great source for nitrogen in
compost. Perhaps at the end of season would be a time to aply it- enough time for it to break
Posted in thread: Homegrown barley? on 05-13-2013 at 01:25 PM
check out drummstik's thread--I believe it was called "100% homegrown"..he wrote a lot of great
stuff last year in the hop growing forum about his experiences growing barley.Yup, the "100%