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  • Current brewing gear is a 10 gallon round cooler/mash tun, 8 gallon kettle, and a propane burner. I did BIAB for a while, and now I've repurposed the bag I used for that as a hop bag. Of course, I frequently forget to use the bag and end up with lots of loose hops in my kettle that also get into the fermenter. Oh well, every once in a while I remember to use it.
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  • Posted in thread: It's been too long on 09-24-2016 at 11:49 PM
    I just bottled up a batch of beer today. It is the first brewing related activity I've done in
    about 3 months. Just got busy doing other things, blinked, and 3 months had passed.Crazy.It's a
    good thin...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 08-25-2016 at 02:17 PM
    Just about ready to harvest. It won't be much, since we had such a hot and dry summer. If I
    have a quarter ounce after it's dried, I'll be surprised. I'll probably use it all to dry hop

  • Posted in thread: New Belgium & Friends - Fat Funk (Allagash) and Fat Wild (Avery) on 08-16-2016 at 01:09 PM
    Awesome to hear that. I ended up picking up another 12-pack and still have my 2 bottles of

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-05-2016 at 07:27 PM
    Yes, please.

  • Posted in thread: Bitter Check on 07-22-2016 at 01:06 AM
    Looks pretty good. You kept it simple, which is good. What do your numbers look like for this?
    (predicted OG, FG, IBUs) I have a feeling with my system it might come out a little bigger than
    a typical...

  • Posted in thread: Catalyst Fermentor Kickstarter on 07-18-2016 at 02:37 AM
    The 3" valve is nice. I like the butterfly valve. I love that it uses mason jars.But I feel
    like the medical grade polymer seems like overkill and not worth the price for me.I'm happy
    with my FastFerm...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 07-17-2016 at 11:40 PM
    Yay! One of my plants is finally taller than me. Five out of six first year plants are
    surviving and finally starting to really grow. With more rain coming tonight, I'm getting more
    optimistic about t...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Brewery Name? on 07-15-2016 at 01:24 AM
    I can't think of any need at all.But then...There's no need for me to brew my own beer.There's
    no need for me to grow my own hops.There's no need for me to grow my own barley.There is no
    need at all t...

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 07-13-2016 at 08:05 PM
    We've had really dry conditions this summer and I wasn't able to get to the plants to water
    them consistently. So the tallest vibes I have are only about 6 feet, but I think the root
    system is develop...

  • Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-13-2016 at 07:56 PM
    Wow, that sucks.My full row of Conlon has been doing really well, except some mice have been
    getting into it a little bit. They chewed through the stalks, knocking them over, then ate the
    grain heads....

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Fermenting - BBD Sour; Oat No! (an Oat Wine); Signpost Old Ale; Chris' Tall Ale 2.0; SSB (Signpost Sour Blonde); County Western Bottled - NB Ares' Biere de Mars; Ol' Bitter Bastard; Chris' Tall Ale; 4 small batch sour blends - 1 w/ cherries and 1 w/ peaches; Back To School Porter w/cacao & vanilla; Signpost Creek Paint Cider; Signpost Oud Bruin; Land of Pils and Honey, Imp. Saison with Clover Honey; Ad Hoc Berliner Weisse Kegged - BBD WIPA (but I think it has chlorophenolics); Keg #2 is EMPTY!