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  • I'm really only interested in brewing apple cider but might try some wine at some time.
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  • Posted in thread: Best yeast to use for cider?? on 04-29-2016 at 11:07 PM
    I use a mix of English cider and I've been getting wild yeast recently too. In the end, I'm
    probably getting more wild yeast then English Cider these days. I have heard that slow and long
    give better ...

  • Posted in thread: Micro picking machine for hobby growers on 04-26-2016 at 11:52 PM
    I saw those but those are used with two opposing rows of fingers picking at the vine. The
    fingers would not be scraping a metal surface. I'm sure there is a reason why that has been the
    established te...

  • Posted in thread: Micro picking machine for hobby growers on 04-26-2016 at 11:17 PM
    What is so special about the shape of a picking finger? Google does not help me out that much.
    Apparently there is not a huge interested in Hops Picking Fingers in the image dictionary.
    Would a basic ...

  • Posted in thread: Micro picking machine for hobby growers on 04-24-2016 at 06:48 PM
    Something about the sticky, prickly hops being picked by the hundreds is not fun to me. At
    least they smell incredible. I'm imagining something that leaves a pile of cones and leaves and
    then picking ...

  • Posted in thread: Micro picking machine for hobby growers on 04-24-2016 at 12:21 PM
    Hey all,I just read a post about a hops picking machine and noticed that all the posts are for
    a small farm. GVH Dan mentioned prototyping one based off of a hand drill. Has anyone attempted
    to make s...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation options? on 04-24-2016 at 04:53 AM
    Is there yeast sediment in it? If so, there is probably active yeast in it. Yeast survive
    pretty well. It may take longer for the remaining yeast to grow enough to fully carb it, but
    give them a chanc...

  • Posted in thread: maintaining the hops plant on 04-24-2016 at 04:42 AM
    A couple of my hops plants are getting quite large at the base (the root mass as a whole). How
    can I maintain the size of the plants and is it necessary? Do I just cut the roots as they
    spread without...

  • Posted in thread: Why Can't a person use straight peach juice for cider? on 04-12-2016 at 10:24 PM
    Tannins... Grapes and apples have them, most other fruit juices don't. That is my limited
    knowledge of the topic.

  • Posted in thread: Learning to brew: extract SMASH or kits on 03-29-2016 at 10:09 PM
    So far my beer brewing has been limited to essentially extract pseudo smashes. Since I grow
    hops all my beers have been one or two extracts and a combination of the hops I have. My beers
    have been not...

  • Posted in thread: Using harvested yeast from beer on 03-15-2016 at 12:26 PM
    What kind of yeast is it? People use ale yeast all the time. There was a trend a couple years
    ago to use Belgium yeasts in cider too.You would have to wash it or you will end up with hops
    and grain fl...