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Posted in thread: sanitizing hop cones on 09-30-2010 at 04:23 PM
Commercially grown hops are suspended up by a trellis/rope system. They do not touch the
ground. A dog would have to be a contortionist too pee on them. The OP said these were lying on
Posted in thread: sanitizing hop cones on 09-29-2010 at 07:38 PM
If they have been urinated on, spritzing them with vodka isn't going to remove the urine
residue. I would trash them and just buy hops.
Posted in thread: Opinions: Coopers Microbrew Kit on 07-05-2010 at 05:12 PM
I also started with this kit. The screw-on lid is its Achilles Heel. I never got it to properly
seal. I would skip this kit and just buy one that includes a Better Bottle & bottling bucket or
Posted in thread: Diacetyl? on 09-24-2009 at 10:02 AM
You haven't heard about it since it generally only applies to lager-style brewing. When you
make a lager, you keep it in the 50's, which is too cold for the yeast to clean up diacetyl
effectively, so ...
Posted in thread: Substitutions for organic beer recipe? on 09-14-2009 at 04:52 AM
Whole or pellet is entirely personal preference. The good news is, you can substitute
Willamette with Fuggle or Tettnanger. You can sub Magnum for Horizon, but I don't see Magnum on
the page you poste...
Posted in thread: Hops dried on the bine? on 09-10-2009 at 04:58 AM
They start to turn brown if you leave them on the bine too long. First they feel papery (ready
to pick), then they start to turn brown.
Posted in thread: priming and bottling on 09-09-2009 at 11:32 AM
Yes, room temperature or just below that is fine for conditioning your bottles. Thanks for
converting C to F for us ignorant Yanks. Do Israelis call us Yanks?
Posted in thread: 2009 Hop garden picture thread. on 09-08-2009 at 09:20 PM
First year hops in Northern Utah.My setup, Cascades on the left and Nugget on the right. The
Cascade went crazy, but I'll be lucky to get an ounce from the Nugget. of Cascades: a bad
first year from...
Posted in thread: Coopers stout on 09-05-2009 at 05:11 AM
Yes.Tastes good.Your airlock cannot tell you if fermentation is done, only your hydrometer.
Posted in thread: concerned question on 09-02-2009 at 09:53 PM
It will be fine. I don't know what the people at your store were saying, but all the air in
your primary is now co2. It is not only safe, but it is ADVISABLE to leave beer in the primary
longer than t...