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Forum: Hops Growing 02-08-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Rami
Hop Growers in Southern California

Question. Was I supposed to be watering my hops over winter when they were dormant? Because I didn't. And it sure didn't rain at all this winter in San Diego. Thanks

Oh. And I have a couple in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Rami
Oddly it cleared up tremendously in the last...

Oddly it cleared up tremendously in the last couple hours since i posted this. No more cottagecheezadosis.

I'll lower my chamber temp a couple degrees. Thanks. Nothing else to see here...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-13-2013, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Rami
Pic: Infection or to much trub?

Infected or too much trub? I did get a lot more trub in the carboy than i normally do. Also when i pitched the yeast (wlp008 east coast) it was pretty foamy on top. About 2 inches of foam. Not sure...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-10-2013, 08:44 PM
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Views: 307
Posted By Rami
Smelled great before drying. Now smells like flowers.

So my hops smelled great before drying. After I dried them i put them in a paper bag for a couple days before I got my vacuum sealer. When i opened the bag to seal them they mostly just smelled like...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-06-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Rami
Spider mites infestation at harvest time

I pulled down my bine to harvest and was quite upset to find such an infestation of what turned out to be spider mites. Here are some close-ups and one through a magnifying glass of the little...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-04-2013, 01:43 AM
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Views: 106,024
Posted By Rami
And here they are laid out to dry. I probably...

And here they are laid out to dry. I probably could have waited a few more days but I think they are fine. Papery, not very moist and they smell amazing.
...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-03-2013, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Rami
I harvested today off my first year cascades. I...

I harvested today off my first year cascades. I netted ~2 lbs. of hops before drying from 4 plants. Not sure if that's a good net or not.
...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2013, 06:47 AM
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Views: 908
Posted By Rami
I think I have a Sanyo mini-fridge addiction

SR-4912m, SR-4433s, and SR-3770s.

It took a couple months of searching CL for mini-fridges almost daily for a 4912m. I gave up and figured if a 4433s came along, i'd pick that up and just mod it....
Forum: Hops Growing 06-22-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By Rami
http://www.byo.com/component/k2/item/1872-growing-...

http://www.byo.com/component/k2/item/1872-growing-hops-in-containers

Plant in mid-march or early april. Full sun. You'll find tons of info in the hops growing section.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,881
Posted By Rami
Are these ball lock or pin lock width kegs?

Are these ball lock or pin lock width kegs?
Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2013, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Rami
Discovered a hop cone on my 1st year cascade....

Discovered a hop cone on my 1st year cascade. It's on the smallest of the 3 bines growing, which is only about 16" tall. Is this normal? Was stoked to find it.
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Forum: Hops Growing 05-24-2013, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Rami
Whiskey barrel Centennial update. 1st year. ...

Whiskey barrel Centennial update. 1st year.
Exactly two months since planting the rhizome, we are at about 24". Seems a little slow, but I expect it will start to take off in June.

I have yet to...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By Rami
Pretty dang close. Same size, but mine might be a...

Pretty dang close. Same size, but mine might be a couple years newer. I took the door shelves off already, which gave me the 10" space. Otherwise i only had 7".

Thanks for the link! That helps a...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By Rami
There is about a 2-3" gap behind the freezer...

There is about a 2-3" gap behind the freezer plate before the back wall. Should be plenty. However, I might just do a door mount tap anyway. Still planning.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-10-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By Rami
Sanyo 3.6 CuFt Kegerator Conversion - Will a keg fit?

Hi. I have a Sanyo sr-3660s mini-fridge in the garage that has been sitting there for 10 years. Plan to build my first keg system and make it into a single keg kegerator. It's a bit small, but I...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-09-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Rami
Nice work. Is that all reclaimed wood on the...

Nice work. Is that all reclaimed wood on the cabinets or wallpaper? I can't tell.

Got any more pics of the keezer build?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-08-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,911
Posted By Rami
That is great and just inspired me! My wife and I...

That is great and just inspired me! My wife and I have been wanting a little minibar/credenza for wine and spirits in the living room. And I was just about to put a kegerator in the garage. I'm...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-08-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Rami
The washers should work fine as long as you have...

The washers should work fine as long as you have a proper seal on the inside and outside walls with rubber washers.

Test it. Fill it, the more water the better to see if the pressure holds.
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 190,229
Posted By Rami
You must drink lots of beer. ;) Awesome...

You must drink lots of beer. ;)

Awesome build. Can't wait to see it develop.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-07-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By Rami
This may help you. ...

This may help you.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&key=0AnR6AuvL7CXvdGpXVEc4aFpGZTVVbllLM2dhbWhjN2c&output=html
Forum: Hops Growing 04-07-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Rami
You could probably get it lab tested if it was...

You could probably get it lab tested if it was that important to you, however probably not worth the money. And will probably vary per plant and per year.

Just stick with the average of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,282
Posted By Rami
I did a test with my mash tun today using only...

I did a test with my mash tun today using only water to see how well it would retain heat. I had heating issues using it for my first all grain batch. Temps dropped too low.

I did a test with a...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-02-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 106,024
Posted By Rami
haha. well in that case...put it in the trash.

haha. well in that case...put it in the trash.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-02-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 106,024
Posted By Rami
It's a boy! My centennial baby in a whiskey...

It's a boy! My centennial baby in a whiskey barrel broke ground today. First time growing hops. Quite exciting.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/images/6/5/8/1/9/firstgrowth-59274.jpg
Forum: Hops Growing 04-02-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By Rami
Yes. Good advice. The casters I used are rated at...

Yes. Good advice. The casters I used are rated at 125lb each. I made sure to get decent ones. They do sell cheap ones so make sure to buy the proper rating and to use washers with your bolts. This...
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