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08-15-2009

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07-13-2010 5:57 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Monticello Indiana, USA
  • Computers,Beer,and Boating
  • Disabled Marine Corps Vet
  • Brian Belt
  • Everything but opera
  • SuperBad, Weird Science, Feris Buehlers Day Off
  • The Wire, Legend of the Seeker, Kyle XY, Arrested Development, CSI, CSI, and more CSI, also anything
  • Harry Potter, Margaret Weis/Tracy Hickman books, R.A. Salvatore books. Dean Koontz books, Patricia C
  • I only enjoy Craft brewed beers. I can drink some microbeer, but do not "Enjoy" it. So I decided to make my own since I got the time and patience for it.
  • Beer, Lots of styles just to try them out. I eventually want to grow all the hops myself. I have the time, patience, and land needed and am responsible enough to have a garden.
  • Primary Fermenter = 6.5 Gal Bucket with sealed Lid and airlock hole.
  • 6.5 gallon "Better Bottle" Carboy with both a solid stopper and a drilled stopper with an airlock.
  • I use 32oz "Swing Top" Lids I got at Ikia for $1.99 each.
  • Nothing yet. I do not have the equipment.
  • Male
  • Single

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Some help please for my first year hops on 07-12-2010 at 06:33 PM
    I went out to the garden today and I noticed that the leaves on a lot of my hop plants are
    getting what I call a Fish scale looking surface. They are multicolored and have an odd grey
    fish scale look ...

  • Posted in thread: Man VS Trellis (My First Trellis Built) on 07-06-2010 at 04:15 AM
    I may fork the cash over soon so I can put pictures up of the shabbiest PVC trellis in IL. My
    brother calls my set up, "The Ghetto Trellis". I'll be lucky if I get 2 years. LOLI used to
    live near Auro...

  • Posted in thread: Man VS Trellis (My First Trellis Built) on 07-05-2010 at 11:59 PM
    The only criticism I'm going to voice here is that PVC will get really brittle being in the
    sun. I think you'll get 2 seasons out of it if you store it out of the sun between growing
    seasons. Galvaniz...

  • Posted in thread: Man VS Trellis (My First Trellis Built) on 07-05-2010 at 08:00 PM
    Has your trellis had to face any winds as of yet? I am curious how it would stand up to the
    wind..Yes, it has already been through consistent 75+ MPH winds.When the tornado came through
    Lafayette Indi...

  • Posted in thread: Man VS Trellis (My First Trellis Built) on 07-05-2010 at 06:12 AM
    Thanks for the pics, I was wondering if a trellis such as this would hold up.It has not had a
    problem yet. It is secured by 4 steel cables and heavy duty tie down posts on each corner. It
    has already ...

  • Posted in thread: Man VS Trellis (My First Trellis Built) on 07-04-2010 at 08:46 PM
    When I purchase items, I expect them to work as intented. If I had only purchased 1 or 2, sure
    it could be a fault I made. When I purchase a large order, and 15 out of 16 work, it tells me
    there was 0...

  • Posted in thread: Man VS Trellis (My First Trellis Built) on 07-04-2010 at 03:48 AM
    Just wanted to make a post showing updates to my Hops Garden and to show how it is
    progressing.Here are some pictures after a lot of time has passed. I added mulch and landscape
    fabric to get rid of t...

  • Posted in thread: HazelNut Fruit Flavoring from Brewcraft on 05-13-2010 at 02:10 AM
    I recently made beer from a kit that used a 2 oz bottle of Hazelnut Fruit flavoring from
    Brewcraft. had to add it right before bottling. When I first opened the bottle the stuff
    smelled HORRIBLE. I ...

  • Posted in thread: First time planting Rhyzomes, Please help on 04-25-2010 at 12:33 AM
    Thanks. Ill give them some more time and hope all goes well.

  • Posted in thread: First time planting Rhyzomes, Please help on 04-24-2010 at 11:56 PM
    I planted 16 Rhizomes. According to the Freshops web site I am supposed to "Plant 1 rhizome per
    hill with the buds pointed up and cover with 1 inch of loose soil."I notice some are starting
    to come up...

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