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  • Posted in thread: no bitterness after boiling in a hop bag on 12-14-2009 at 01:32 PM
    It's a second year vine and I know AA can vary with homegrown hops and that there's no way to
    verify what that percentage actually is, but I didn't think it would be that much. I mean there
    really is ...

  • Posted in thread: no bitterness after boiling in a hop bag on 12-13-2009 at 11:26 PM
    I typically use hop pellets, but I'm now using my homegrown hops for brewing. This was only the
    second occasion I'd ever used whole hops and didn't like the way they clogged the siphon when
    racking fr...

  • Posted in thread: Keezer troubleshooting........any repairmen out there? on 07-28-2009 at 04:59 PM
    Maybe this isn't the proper arena on how to repair a freezer chest, but everyone is generally
    very helpful around here. I purchased an 8' Sears/Kenmore Hotpoint freezer chest about 9 months
    ago. The t...

  • Posted in thread: bottling already carbed beer straight from the tap on 06-18-2009 at 04:32 PM
    I really hate bottling and have little time for it anymore, so I keg now, but I like to bottle
    a few to give out and I hate the setup process just to bottle a sixer or two. I know it can be
    done by lo...

  • Posted in thread: To top or not to top on 06-17-2009 at 03:21 PM
    My trellis is about 12 feet high. My vines are about 16-18 feet. It's a cantilever design with
    3 2X1s crossing horizontally across the top of the three cantilever posts. I did that because I
    have a SW...

  • Posted in thread: Good lord i have vines coming everywhere on 06-12-2009 at 05:50 PM
    I have at least 6 bines coming from the ground on each of my 2nd year Cascade and Centennial.
    That's with almost no extra maintenance at all. They're 14-18' right now with plenty of
    cones.But once I g...

  • Posted in thread: All Grain Equipment Question? on 06-11-2009 at 04:34 PM brewed on a Sabco system when he first started his brewpub
    in Delaware.He was the head brewer/owner and his best friend was the bar manager. He did
    nothing but bre...

  • Posted in thread: Question about my First All Grain batch today on 06-11-2009 at 04:22 PM
    A few things. You tried fly sparging and found out why fly spargers usually use a small, hot
    mashout infusion just before vorlauf and sparge begins. This gets the grainbed up to the 168F.
    After that, ...

  • Posted in thread: When to add coconut... on 06-11-2009 at 03:56 PM
    The brewpub nearby makes a fantastic coconut stout every summer. It's based off of their normal
    milk stout recipe, but with less roasted barley and more chocolate barley. They put unsweetened
    coconut ...

  • Posted in thread: What can I expect from this yeast blend mistake? on 06-05-2009 at 12:17 PM
    yea im from phili origionally...You have my sympathy.Maybe I'll see how the Blonde turns out
    before moving onto the Strong.Thanks.


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