Last Activity:09-14-2014 1:56 PM
Posted in thread: Hops Didn't Do Well This Year on 09-09-2014 at 11:25 PM
B-Hoppy, No, I don't grow them in a container. I have the 3 varieties spaced around my yard.
It'd be interesting if they'd even grow in containers since they have such a big root system.
Posted in thread: Hops Didn't Do Well This Year on 09-09-2014 at 01:25 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I'll give it a try.
Posted in thread: Hops Didn't Do Well This Year on 09-09-2014 at 12:46 AM
This is my 4th year of growing hops. I plant Cascade, Centennial and Williamette here in New
England. In years past the Centennial have been the most robust followed by the Cascade with
Posted in thread: Using 100% homegrown hops on 09-09-2014 at 12:39 AM
I always thought that the AA% would be less too but now I'm not so sure. I've brewed several
batches using a combination of pellet and my own homegrown hops and when compared to batches
I've brewed of...
Posted in thread: What's your brewery name? on 02-08-2013 at 10:37 PM
West Branch Brew & Tap. Kind of self explanatory. I live on the West Branch River and we
converted our kitchen into a tap room where I also brew. It's the same house I grew up in. I
try to name the be...
Posted in thread: Split Fermentation, One Working, One Not on 11-12-2012 at 09:31 PM
I just brewed up a 10.5 gallon ale this past weekend and put 5.25 gallons each into 2 primary
bucket fermenters and added a vial of White Labs WLP 051 to each after aerating both with
Posted in thread: Fermentation In Keg on 09-27-2012 at 02:14 AM
I was just sitting here thinking about this and it just struck me that I didn't put CO2 to the
keg at all to disperse any oxygen that would be in there after I transferred the beer. Is that
Posted in thread: Fermentation In Keg on 09-25-2012 at 02:20 PM
I just went to keg a 10 gallon batch into 2 kegs and noticed by the hydrometer reading that it
looks like it should ferment more. It'd been fermenting in the primary for a week and longer
than that in...
Posted in thread: Heat Wave on 06-24-2012 at 01:32 AM
I just tried the swamp cooler idea since reading this. The real high temps are about over now
though but thought I'd try it anyway.
Posted in thread: Heat Wave on 06-23-2012 at 03:23 AM
Airborneguy, I was hoping that might be the case. The fermentation did start pretty well before
the heat set in so I'm hoping for minimal impact. I'm going to be transferring it to the