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Posted in thread: To top or not to top on 06-16-2009 at 11:08 PM
I would not cut it off. According to publications I've read, hops produces best if allowed to
grow upward and not horizontal. I believe the most cones are produced higher up. Can you extend
Posted in thread: Texas Hop Garden on 06-16-2009 at 12:35 AM
I planted four different types about 3/31. I purchased them from ThymeGarden.com at a very good
price. Being in deep south Texas salt and alkalinity is a problem so I had to prepare raised
beds as wel...
Posted in thread: First year grow height on 06-10-2009 at 08:51 PM
I bought 4 types from Thymegarden this year and they have really grown. They were planted
around 3/30.Nugget- about 16 ft. Grew 6"/day and was first to put on cones. Lots of
them.Willamette- about 11 ...
Posted in thread: First Lager - 60 hours - still no fermentation on 04-14-2009 at 04:01 AM
Thanks for the reply. The og was 1.052 but I haven't checked it since and have not opened the
bucket to check for krausen. How could fermentation be taking place and not produce bubbles?
What does RDW...
Posted in thread: First Lager - 60 hours - still no fermentation on 04-14-2009 at 02:17 AM
I brewed my first lager on Saturday. Here it is Mon. evening and still no fermentation. I used
Saflager S-23. A small test vessel of the same wort started fermenting at 12 hrs. but nothing
Posted in thread: Lager lag time- what is normal- need advise on 04-13-2009 at 05:15 AM
Thank you. I suspected that would be the consensus. I'm going to bed.
Posted in thread: Lager lag time- what is normal- need advise on 04-13-2009 at 03:48 AM
After brewing a few ales successfully and having rigged a small lagerator I decided brew my
first lager. This is a 5 gal. vienna lager kit from MoreBeer. The wort temp was 65 when
pitched. I had hydra...
Posted in thread: Getting pretty discouraged on 04-10-2009 at 09:42 PM
This is an interesting topic. I am new at this amazing art of brewing and try to be as
observant as possible. I am confident that the temp. reading of a fermometer stuck directly to
the side of a ferm...
Posted in thread: Rhizomes are on the way on 03-06-2009 at 04:35 AM
I ordered mine from thymegarden and they are shipping also. I cant wait to get them in the
Posted in thread: Bubbling stopped after ~40 hours...should I look inside? on 03-05-2009 at 12:47 AM
I just signed in and happened upon this thread. Glad I did because I am in a similar situation.
First brew. Brown ale and coopers yeast. I aerated a moderate amount and the fermentation
really took of...