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    ABOUT ME

  • I'm really only interested in brewing apple cider but might try some wine at some time.
  • Med Tech (hospital lab)
  • Cider
  • Cider
  • Male
  • Married
  • West Rutland
  • Vermont

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  • Posted in thread: Making wort like coffee on 01-23-2017 at 12:23 AM
    But you are doing it at 170 degrees. Why not do it at 170 degrees AND recirculate it.
    Recirculate it for 15 minutes and then turn the pump off.This is why I ask... 800.00 Dollars is
    BS for a pump and ...

  • Posted in thread: Making wort like coffee on 01-22-2017 at 11:34 PM
    Someone please tell me why this is a bad idea...Would it be possible to keep the grains in a
    basket and run water/wort through it until you have removed all the sugars? Similar to brewing
    coffee or a ...

  • Posted in thread: Help Me To Pick Out Rhizomes For Next Year on 09-22-2016 at 10:50 PM
    What do you brew?I'll just throw out Great Lakes Hops out there. They don't sell rhizomes, they
    sell actual growing plants.

  • Posted in thread: How much money did you loose this year? on 09-19-2016 at 08:33 PM
    But you know what, I don't really care. They look awesome in my back patio, and people walking
    by have commented on them. Hops make beautiful ivy.I can't agree more. My centennials grow in
    front of my...

  • Posted in thread: How much money did you loose this year? on 09-19-2016 at 08:00 PM
    This post is intended to be humorous BTW... I personally don't grow hops to save money, I'm a
    DIY type and like growing things.This past weekend has been my harvest of my three varieties of
    hops. I di...

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Rye on 09-19-2016 at 07:45 PM
    I'm brewing a batch right now. I did it last year and the spicy of the rye complimented the
    pumpkin so well. I have never seen a recipe for pumpkin and rye so I am mostly posting this as
    a shout out f...

  • Posted in thread: Do aphids affect the taste of beer on 09-17-2016 at 07:30 PM
    Of course I answered my own question. After a night of drying all the aphids came to the top of
    the pile by the thousands. Quite very gross. They are in the sun over a fan drying and I can't
    find then...

  • Posted in thread: Do aphids affect the taste of beer on 09-17-2016 at 12:54 PM
    My Centennials are infested with aphids this year. I did not notice it until harvest. I just
    dragged my hand through some drying hops (to mix them up for even drying) and my hand got
    coated in aphids....

  • Posted in thread: A variety that is not like what I currently have on 08-29-2016 at 03:37 PM
    I'm going to order through Great Lakes Hops and the Chinook was the one I noticed before I
    posted. Switchback Extra Pale Ale is a Centennial, Chinook and Cascade pale ale and quite good.
    I'm not real ...

  • Posted in thread: Micro picking machine for hobby growers on 08-27-2016 at 11:32 PM
    Thanks for the idea Dan. The dryness definitely is a factor. I had some hops that were drying
    for two days and the difference of survivability was night and day. The dry hops got
    demolished. I can ful...

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