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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-20-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Looper
I put the banana/rum slurry into the primary...

I put the banana/rum slurry into the primary (after initial fermentation), and just racked into secondary to clear up a bit.

I tasted the sample, and it seems a little to dry for what I'm trying...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-23-2013, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Looper
What would you do differently? 3 lbs of banana?

What would you do differently? 3 lbs of banana?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2013, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Looper
I would shoot for 150F and mash this for 90...

I would shoot for 150F and mash this for 90 minutes (the lower temp you mash, the longer you should wait for conversion).

1 more thing. Have you thought about First Wort Hopping? Since you seem to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2013, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Looper
I brewed this beer on 11/15. One question I...

I brewed this beer on 11/15.

One question I have, that hasn't been asked in this thread yet:

Has anyone just added the banana/rum mixture directly into the primary bucket? To be honest, I want...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-19-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Looper
From my experience brewing Hef's and Dunkels, a...

From my experience brewing Hef's and Dunkels, a decoction mash is definitely the way to go. Not sure how that would convert for brewing as a partial mash, but definitely something to think about.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2013, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Looper
Thanks for your response. I actually leave...

Thanks for your response.

I actually leave my beers at my parents house in the basement (where I occasionally brew), so I don't have daily access to check on the beer.

I'm probably just going...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-19-2013, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Looper
No airlock action after 48 hours? Was yeast DOA?

Pitched US-05 on Saturday evening around 5pm.

OG was 1.070. Temp was 70* F

1 packet dry yeast.

Still no action in the airlock. Any ideas? Lid on bucket is sealed, bunghole is sealed and...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-17-2013, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Looper
Harvested half my crop yesterday (3rd year...

Harvested half my crop yesterday (3rd year centennial and cascade). 2 plants yielded 14oz dry hops


113.65 + 14.0 = 127.65

Time to brew!!
Forum: Hops Growing 08-17-2013, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Looper
Harvested half of my crop yesterday...

Harvested half of my crop yesterday...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-08-2013, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Looper
My 3rd years are just about ready. Going to give...

My 3rd years are just about ready. Going to give them another week or so.

8plants.

Cascade, centennial, chinook, sterling, and willammette
Forum: Hops Growing 07-30-2013, 10:59 PM
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Views: 51,187
Posted By Looper
OP- at what point of the cones development do you...

OP- at what point of the cones development do you stop feeding them BioBloom?

Only asking because I read something about "flushing" the plants for a week or two before harvesting.

Thanks
Forum: Hops Growing 06-26-2013, 01:44 AM
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Posted By Looper
Wow unreal, Tom!

Wow unreal, Tom!
Forum: Hops Growing 06-25-2013, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Looper
My 3rd years are going nuts here in Chicago! ...

My 3rd years are going nuts here in Chicago!

Many of them are starting to flower or show signs of budding on the sidearms

When should I switch to BioBloom do you think? Is mid July too late?
...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-25-2013, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Looper
3rd years going YOLO in Chicago! Tons of...

3rd years going YOLO in Chicago! Tons of sidearms, many of which are starting to flower or show signs of budding.

I have been using 5-1-1 fish emulsion.

The plants on the back row have...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-19-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 51,187
Posted By Looper
Hey Ted, I just picked up a liter of...

Hey Ted,


I just picked up a liter of BioBloom on Amazon. Pumped to use it this season on my 3rd years.

When will you switch to this fertilizer?

I have a lot of sidearms formed right now,...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-11-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Looper
Good to know! That yellowish brown color kind of...

Good to know! That yellowish brown color kind of scared me at first, but I wasn't really too worried since the rest of the plants had huge dark green leaves.

Ill try pruning the bottoms!

Thanks
Forum: Hops Growing 06-11-2013, 04:38 AM
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Posted By Looper
3rd year plants

I have 8 plants (2x Centennial, 2x Cascade, 2x Chinook, a Willamette, and a Sterling).

All of this growth happened since May 1 (just under 6 weeks).

Does anyone know what the deal is with the...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-09-2013, 05:02 AM
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Views: 617
Posted By Looper
I think it would screw up your ph.

I think it would screw up your ph.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-08-2013, 04:41 PM
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Views: 51,187
Posted By Looper
How we looking so far this year? We need an...

How we looking so far this year? We need an update!!
Forum: Hops Growing 06-07-2013, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Looper
Yep, completely normal. The vines turn into more...

Yep, completely normal. The vines turn into more of a "stalk" after they are strong enough.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2013, 03:09 PM
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Views: 106,172
Posted By Looper
That's a cool setup.. How old are your...

That's a cool setup..

How old are your plants? How did they look last year?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-05-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 106,172
Posted By Looper
Nice sidearms!! That should amount to a high...

Nice sidearms!! That should amount to a high yield.

What kind of fertilizer are you feeding the plants right now?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-04-2013, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Looper
Here's an updated picture of my 3rd years. A...

Here's an updated picture of my 3rd years. A bunch of them have already made it to the top of my 12ft trellis and are searching the heavens looking for something to grab onto.

The back row is...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-26-2013, 02:12 PM
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Views: 106,172
Posted By Looper
What do you do? Just fill it up with water and...

What do you do? Just fill it up with water and shove it into the ground?
Forum: Hops Growing 05-25-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 51,187
Posted By Looper
Nice, thanks for that! Quarter inch huh? I...

Nice, thanks for that!

Quarter inch huh? I saw this at the store, and should have got that thickness instead. Oh well. RDWHAHB right?
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