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Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-15-2016 at 12:26 AM
I'm in. Good luck, everybody!--Misha
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 08-26-2014 at 08:50 PM
Someone was from Maryland - we have a farmer there growing for us and he did very well this
year. It's all winter barley here, there are thousands of acres of winter barley grown in PA,
but it's all f...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 08-19-2014 at 08:34 PM
I ended up with about 5.5 pounds from just shy of 64 sqft of M.O./Halcyon. My Hana was being
grown up from 5g of seed, I got maybe 100g or so. And my Bere tripled in volume, up to about
150g. I'm till...
Posted in thread: Hop Rhizomes received dry on 05-15-2014 at 05:50 PM
In order, yes, and no.Hops are remarkably tenacious little plants. As long as the rhizomes a)
had a "sprouting node" (not necessarily sprouts), and b) were flexible (not brittle), there's a
very good ...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-15-2014 at 03:29 PM
Be sure to post some pics!I'm thinking about doing some practice maltings with some bought
barley soon. It certainly makes sense.On the growing front, do small berries result in small
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-15-2014 at 01:30 PM
Spring updates from my end of the world:I've got 32 sqft each of Halcyon & Maris Otter (winter
varieties). I had been worried about winterkill, as they looked pretty sorry coming out of our
Posted in thread: 2-Row vs Maris Otter vs Golden Promise vs Halcyon vs Pearl vs Optic on 11-10-2013 at 01:23 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-...