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Forum: Hops Growing 09-21-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Depending on where you live, snow cover can help...

Depending on where you live, snow cover can help with preventing winter dessication. If you don't get much snow than I would add some shredded leaves 6-8" thick. Here is a link on preventing crown...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 09-21-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 146,756
Posted By wolverinebrewer
I used the Wyeast 2565 at 59* and it is at 3...

I used the Wyeast 2565 at 59* and it is at 3 weeks. I opened it up to check the gravity and noticed the krausen is at least an 1" thick, yeasty smelling and very thick almost doughy. Is this normal...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-07-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By wolverinebrewer
I purchased 1/2" magnets from Radio Shack and had...

I purchased 1/2" magnets from Radio Shack and had to line up 4 to get it to work at all. I couldn't run my plate very fast without throwing the bar. It was a headache so I purchased (2) 3/8"x3/8"...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-28-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,870
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Speaking of potato leaf hoppers, here is a...

Speaking of potato leaf hoppers, here is a biweekly update we here in Michigan get that helps us manage our hops. It might be useful to you.
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Forum: Hops Growing 07-13-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By wolverinebrewer
I buy 8" wide rolls and cut them to fit whatever...

I buy 8" wide rolls and cut them to fit whatever quantity I'm looking to seal. All of my cascade bags are 2 oz. and the bags are 9-10" long. I always leave them slightly long because there will be...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-16-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,158
Posted By wolverinebrewer
That's a great price. I just picked up a stripped...

That's a great price. I just picked up a stripped lower from Palmetto SA for $119 and that's the best price I've seen since the panic started back in Dec.

I'm building it slowly as parts become...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-11-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,897
Posted By wolverinebrewer
You should be able to mount the thermostat...

You should be able to mount the thermostat outside the chamber close to where your primary will be and run the thermistor through the side and just tape it to the side of your primary. As long as it...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-11-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,111
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Good luck to you in this large endeavor. I have...

Good luck to you in this large endeavor. I have 47 plants and it is quite a lot of work. Sounds like you have a good plan going. I was only going to do a few plants but then it got out of control....
Forum: DIY Projects 04-11-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,897
Posted By wolverinebrewer
I do not see anything that I need to change...

I do not see anything that I need to change because it works good as is. The biggest issue I have is that it is foam and the foam is soft. You need to really be careful when lifting out the front and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 163,616
Posted By wolverinebrewer
18278 + 5 gal. Yooper's Oatmeal Stout = 18283

18278 + 5 gal. Yooper's Oatmeal Stout = 18283
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 33,122
Posted By wolverinebrewer
WOW! What a mess. I'm glad I didn't even bother...

WOW! What a mess.
I'm glad I didn't even bother trying.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,004
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Nope. I had the same problem so I came here to...

Nope. I had the same problem so I came here to see if anyone else had the same issue.
Forum: Hops Growing 01-02-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Do hops grow in Michigan? Here is part of my haul...

Do hops grow in Michigan? Here is part of my haul for 2012. Got over 7lbs. dried.
I say do it.

91673

91674

91675
Forum: Wine 12-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 163,106
Posted By wolverinebrewer
It seems odd you lost some flavor. I bottled up 1...

It seems odd you lost some flavor. I bottled up 1 gal. batches of banana and rhubarb today as both were 13 and 14 months. The banana was still a little hot but not bad (decent flavor). I'll let it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-17-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By wolverinebrewer
I agree with this. Why not make your own and have...

I agree with this. Why not make your own and have what is good for your system? I use a 5/8" OD 1/2" ID chiller I made because it's all about surface area when talking about quick chilling. Lowes...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,523
Posted By wolverinebrewer
No casters. The interior floor is 24"x15" and the...

No casters. The interior floor is 24"x15" and the hump is 7.5"x15" along the right side. Interior height is about 27.5".
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By wolverinebrewer
What did you mean by "waited a few minutes...

What did you mean by "waited a few minutes forward to settle?" There should be nothing to "settle." You want the priming solution to be completely mixed throughout the bottling bucket.
I always add...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,118
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Wow, a scary story! I'm always careful when...

Wow, a scary story!
I'm always careful when dealing with one of my two glass carboys. Since they are only 5's, I only use them for apfelwein and they are always in a brew hauler or milk crate. You...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 21,874
Posted By wolverinebrewer
I learned that when buying your first 3 ball...

I learned that when buying your first 3 ball locks from a Craigslist stranger, after dark and in a garage with only one ceiling light, make sure you look them over well and check ALL 3 for pressure...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 12-08-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 58,016
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Wow, I'm in also!

Wow, I'm in also!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By wolverinebrewer
I think your biggest issue is figuring out the...

I think your biggest issue is figuring out the taste. Getting a better description of what taste your getting will help determine where that taste came from. Like you said, get some other home...
Forum: Cider 12-07-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 127,519
Posted By wolverinebrewer
I did this with S-04 and entered it as 27 B under...

I did this with S-04 and entered it as 27 B under English Cider. Remember you must also specify carbonation level and sweetness level
Forum: Wine 12-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 58,614
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Ok, thanks. I racked it for a second time...

Ok, thanks. I racked it for a second time yesterday but this is now at 6 months so I'm not sure if it's going to clear up that much. I'll wait it out.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-06-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,897
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Great! I plan on dropping this Cali. Common down...

Great! I plan on dropping this Cali. Common down in the 50's after a couple of weeks so it will get the test. I currently use empty vinegar jugs but I'm hesitant of stacking them on each other. I...
Forum: Wine 12-06-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 58,614
Posted By wolverinebrewer
Yooper, can you look at this and tell me if the...

Yooper, can you look at this and tell me if the dandelion wine is supposed to clear more than this (left in pic.). I believe I followed your recipe and used 330 grams of petals. I have racked it...
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