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  • Posted in thread: Aphids in harvested hops on 09-22-2011 at 02:59 AM
    This keeps getting weirder and weirder! So what I thought were aphids covering the outside lip
    of the paper bags turned out to be eggs of this species: are called APHIDOLETES APHIDIMYZA and
    they eat ...

  • Posted in thread: Aphids in harvested hops on 09-20-2011 at 03:47 PM
    Well I was actually thinking I could dry them in the paper bags. I'm not talking about a ton of
    hops, I would estimate 3-5oz dried. I've got them in 6 lunch size paper bags each about 1/3
    full. I shak...

  • Posted in thread: Aphids in harvested hops on 09-20-2011 at 12:50 AM
    So I harvested my hops a few days ago. I never noticed aphids during the grow season, but after
    having the cones in paper bags inside my apartment for a couple days there was some sort of
    hatching and...

  • Posted in thread: Pellet hops shelf life once opened on 08-25-2009 at 06:42 PM
    I have some Magnum and Columbus pellets I was thinking about using in my next homebrew batch,
    but they have been opened for a couple months now. I put them in ziploc bags when I opened
    them, but I for...

  • Posted in thread: Name this pest on 08-19-2009 at 05:32 PM
    I harvested some of my cascade hop cones today, and found that some had been damaged by pests.
    The ones that were damaged were on the top half of the plant. They appeared to be wilted,
    somewhat brown,...

  • Posted in thread: Wet hop ale - suggestions? on 08-19-2009 at 05:15 PM
    I'm in the same situation that you are, so I have no first hand knowledge of this, but from
    what I have read its more like 4:1 or 5:1 for wet hops to dry hops. Let us know how it turns
    out. Also, is t...

  • Posted in thread: Freezing wet hops? on 08-19-2009 at 04:41 PM
    I have some first year cascade hops that are ready to harvest, that I want to use in a wet hop
    pale ale. The problem is I cant brew until next week, so my question is, is it ok to put the
    wet hops rig...

  • Posted in thread: sluggish hops on 08-13-2009 at 04:40 AM
    I took my first stab at growing hops this year, with 4 cascades and 2 nugget plants. One of
    each cascade and nugget grew like crazy and reached 14+ feet pretty really in the season. The
    cascade has lo...

  • Posted in thread: Experienced growers, please help! on 06-23-2009 at 04:06 PM
    I have a couple questions regarding some first year cascade and nugget hop bines I am growing
    this year. First question is, what should I do if the two main bines that a rhizome puts out
    are exactly t...

  • Posted in thread: Steeping grain question on 06-16-2009 at 09:11 PM
    When steeping specialty grains or doing a partial mash, should the grains be steeped in the
    full 5-6 gallons that will be boiled, or should they be steeped in a smaller amount of water? I
    have also re...