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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-11-2012, 04:36 PM
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Posted By kellanv
That's an infection without a doubt. With an ipa...

That's an infection without a doubt. With an ipa it could be iffy letting it sour
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By kellanv
Your beer its not ruined in any capacity....

Your beer its not ruined in any capacity. Basically the fermentation was strong and the krausen got up into the airlock. If that happens worse it can cause a pressure buildup and literally blow the...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-06-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By kellanv
It could be over/underwatering but honestly the...

It could be over/underwatering but honestly the plants look pretty good as a whole. If they are flowering they will often start declining because their energies are being focused into flower...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-06-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By kellanv
1 GPH emitters are likely not all that overkill....

1 GPH emitters are likely not all that overkill. We use 2 GPH ones on our grapes with little issue. I think your biggest culprit is the soil your hops are growing within. If its loose with a high...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-07-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,642
Posted By kellanv
Hah good point!

Hah good point!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-07-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,642
Posted By kellanv
While I won't claim TexasAggies actions as being...

While I won't claim TexasAggies actions as being the smartest and best representing of Texas A&M, I think that Forbes, The Washington Post and several other sources would disagree with the above...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-06-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,642
Posted By kellanv
So at which McDonalds location are you employed?

So at which McDonalds location are you employed?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By kellanv
Either way you will stress the plants. Burying...

Either way you will stress the plants. Burying them will cause problems with water acquisition and oxygen levels. Raising them will damage the roots themselves. Hops are tough tho!
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By kellanv
Yep my hops plants have a few of those holy...

Yep my hops plants have a few of those holy leaves. For caterpillars I use a product made by Safer that contains bt. I think it's called caterpillar killer. Spray the undersides of the leaves and it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-06-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,742
Posted By kellanv
The only requirement for induction stoves is that...

The only requirement for induction stoves is that the pot is magnetic. Stainless steel is not necessarily magnetic however. We have several pots that were stainless but would not register on our...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-03-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By kellanv
Tipping a plant eliminates the hormone that...

Tipping a plant eliminates the hormone that restricts side shoot growth. You will probably see faster branching on the tipped ones.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-03-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By kellanv
It doesnt look like a nutrient deficiency....

It doesnt look like a nutrient deficiency. Chlorosis is usually more uniform and will later lead to necrosis. Could be very early stage magnesium as stated.

I was probably a bit short in my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,152
Posted By kellanv
We just tend to assume that people will drink our...

We just tend to assume that people will drink our beer if its around and as a result we generally only invite courteous guests. Most of them bring a snack or wine or throw parties themselves so it...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-02-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By kellanv
If you look at the margins of the leaves (the...

If you look at the margins of the leaves (the outside edge) you will notice a dark brown border between the lighter brown dead portion of the leaf and the green. That dark brown line is almost always...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-02-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By kellanv
Doesn't look like a deficiency at all. I would...

Doesn't look like a deficiency at all. I would either say you have some sort of leaf sucking insect involved or they have been burned by water on the leaves due to watering mid day or something.
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Forum: Hops Growing 05-19-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By kellanv
A product called Sluggo generally works pretty...

A product called Sluggo generally works pretty well. We have thousands of snails in my yard so I have to protect pretty much everything.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-18-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By kellanv
Nitrogen is for foliage growth which is important...

Nitrogen is for foliage growth which is important while they are getting taller and putting out new leaves.

I use mainly fish and algae emulsion. You have to do it once every week or two but it...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-17-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By kellanv
Iron chlorosis is actually the more common...

Iron chlorosis is actually the more common deficiency in landscape plants. Hops tend to be susceptible to Mg and even Ca as well.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-17-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By kellanv
Its not a problem, just seems to be common right...

Its not a problem, just seems to be common right about now. Judging by your photos make sure they get some nitrogen as well as Mg. Not sure how fast they are growing but that will help. Keep in mind,...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-17-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By kellanv
As I mentioned in another thread, lethality to...

As I mentioned in another thread, lethality to humans aside, nicotine-based insecticides are notoriously deadly to all beneficial insects that will otherwise help your garden. Neonicotinoid...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-17-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By kellanv
There are several posts about similar looking...

There are several posts about similar looking hops bines on this page alone. The general consensus is its a nutrient deficiency. Most likely magnesium. You should fertilize using compost or some...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-16-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By kellanv
Pyrethrum is organic and does break down rather...

Pyrethrum is organic and does break down rather quickly but it is extremely lethal to bees and other beneficials. Also, using tobacco tea is organic in nature but you may want to look into...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-14-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By kellanv
I definitely would not spray starsan. It is...

I definitely would not spray starsan. It is acidic and could damage and or kill the hops foliage. The idea behind soap is that it will block the breathing systems of pests with exoskeletons and kill...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By kellanv
Not powdery mildew. That looks exactly as it...

Not powdery mildew. That looks exactly as it sounds. Will leave a powder on your fingers. Looks like an Mg deficiency, possibly a Ca deficiency if the necrosis on the margins is similar. Could be...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-14-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By kellanv
Probably a mix of poorly drained soil and too...

Probably a mix of poorly drained soil and too much water. They seem to be pretty sensitive to remaining wet. It could also have been weakened coming out of vernalization and just never took hold...
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