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  • Posted in thread: Homegrown hops not potent? on 09-15-2014 at 07:35 PM
    No heat, just air dry on screens set up in my garage (albeit a hot humid garage). It took 3
    days to dry them out, i moved them around on the screens every day and lupulin was falling all
    over the floo...

  • Posted in thread: Homegrown hops not potent? on 09-12-2014 at 03:31 PM
    Agreed with Bob and ong...but I'll be more blunt. You harvested to early. When you harvest
    cascades, the area around the plant should smell citrusy. After you have dried them, they
    should smell. If yo...

  • Posted in thread: Homegrown hops not potent? on 09-12-2014 at 01:14 AM
    2 nd year plants, and they grew quite lush/well. I could've waited another week or so I'm sure,
    but I can't figure what justifies literally NO hop aroma/presence after using 1lb of beautiful
    cascades ...

  • Posted in thread: Homegrown hops not potent? on 09-11-2014 at 05:44 PM
    Question for the group...I yielded over 1lb (dry weight) of Cascades. I used the entire lb in
    what was intended to be an 10 gal IPA, but ended up tasting like a regular ale. Virtually no
    hop presence ...

  • Posted in thread: Hop leaves yellowing on 08-05-2014 at 03:20 PM
    Nope. Trust on this one guys, I've battled that for years. Nitrogen. You guys have a nitrogen
    deficiency. The slow release won't help you much, you need lawn fertilizer with 25+% Nitrogen
    content. Spr...

  • Posted in thread: Who here has made a home brew with maple syrup? Advice? Lessons learned? on 05-07-2014 at 09:24 PM
    kill the yeast via Campden tabs after your beer is fermented out. Mix in desired level of
    Maple, and keg. You wont lose the flavor due to fermentation. easy.

  • Posted in thread: Cranberry Wine on 12-30-2013 at 03:16 PM
    Rambunctious - Funny to hear you say you are going for Coopers Hawk Cranberry wine......thats
    why i loggedo n today. Ive been brewing for 10 years abut havent made a wine.My wife loves the
    Coopers Haw...

  • Posted in thread: Southern Tier Pumking Clone?? on 10-02-2013 at 07:21 PM
    There is pumpkin pie extract in pumpking, dont believe me. I am using it in gdlaws recipe with
    great results and my local brewery is now using it. If you knew their exact grain bill/ mash
    schedule/ ho...

  • Posted in thread: 1 yr old still cider carbed in the bottle? on 10-02-2013 at 02:49 PM
    I made 5 gals of cider with fresh pasteurized cider from a local farm last September. Put it in
    a carboy with 2lbs sugar dissolved, and topped it with a packet of cote du blancs yeast. It
    fermented ou...

  • Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 09-26-2013 at 08:21 PM
    I made a batch of this last year and still have a case left, it's better and less tart with
    age. Just fyi. If you're going to make something to age, though, make some apflwein with cote
    de blucs yeast...