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Forum: Hops Growing 08-20-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
If I understand, you're growing feed barley to...

If I understand, you're growing feed barley to use as malting barley? This might be an uphill battle.

The only real result I had from my experiment was that Conlon, even though adapted for the...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-20-2014, 02:03 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
Awesome! That's the dream!

Awesome! That's the dream!
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 06-17-2014, 11:13 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
How could yeast make a plant protein? Gluten...

How could yeast make a plant protein? Gluten comes from the media you grow the yeast in -- the yeast don't make it themselves.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-07-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
Beautiful!!!

Beautiful!!!
Forum: Hops Growing 04-30-2014, 04:10 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
I don't have access to any other fields. :(

I don't have access to any other fields. :(
Forum: Hops Growing 04-29-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Sad news! My field of bere was plowed under....

Sad news!

My field of bere was plowed under. This is the hazard of growing on a field you don't own.

I didn't plant all of my bere seed so I'm not wiped out, but it looks like my dream of a...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-10-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Great, Harrington! I remember when I first got...

Great, Harrington! I remember when I first got into beer seriously in 2009, Rogue was still printing on its bottles that it uses Harrington. Do they still do this?

Gotta love that Full Circle...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-03-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Oh no! Sorry to hear it! What strain are you...

Oh no! Sorry to hear it! What strain are you growing? When my Conlon lodged in the past, they straightened out at the top couple of nodes, and I got plenty of yield from the lodged patches. Hope for...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-17-2013, 07:52 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
You know, it could be. I've always noticed fine...

You know, it could be. I've always noticed fine strands of silk stretching over the soil. I'll dig around and check for worms.



There is a rabbit that hangs around in the woods near the field....
Forum: Hops Growing 12-17-2013, 06:16 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
I wish I could like this post more than once....

I wish I could like this post more than once. Amazing!

Let us know how the Turkey wheat tastes. What yeast are you using?
Forum: Hops Growing 12-10-2013, 05:34 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Seedlings are up! ...

Seedlings are up!

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At least in the sunny parts. The shady parts are slightly...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-04-2013, 08:50 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
I really did want to set it and forget it. But,...

I really did want to set it and forget it. But, there's frost coming up tonight and tomorrow night. Should be about -3 C tomorrow morning right before sunrise. Frost usually isn't a big problem...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-27-2013, 04:43 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Time to plant! I wanted to do something...

Time to plant!

I wanted to do something about the copious weeds in the field, but in a 19th-century way. So I started cultivating the plot by hand with a three-prong cultivator.

I got about...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-27-2013, 04:06 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Sup, fifelee. Thank you for those resources! ...

Sup, fifelee. Thank you for those resources!

Genetic yield cap is how I interpret it, too. Bere was bred before Haber-Bosch made nitrogen cheap, so the bere was never selected to respond well.
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Forum: Hops Growing 11-25-2013, 10:49 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
To summarize the Conlon experiment I performed...

To summarize the Conlon experiment I performed two years ago:

Lower field [79 lb/acre N, 2 lb /acre P, 2 lb/acre K, 14" rows of ~ 12 seeds/inch, some fine threshing]

69 lbs

Middle field [80...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-16-2013, 02:12 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
Cool! I will have to get my hands on some...

Cool! I will have to get my hands on some Chevalier

Regarding the radiation, keep in mind that pre-industrial crops were produced in a very similar manner to modern radiation-produced crops. They...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-12-2013, 05:15 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
I think a lot of the height depends on nitrogen...

I think a lot of the height depends on nitrogen content in the soil and growing conditions rather than just genetics.

I would also echo others that height doesn't really matter. I think my crop...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-02-2013, 01:16 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
Sure, I remember being a newbie and wondering the...

Sure, I remember being a newbie and wondering the same things, "Is it infected?" "Did I ruin my beer?" Of course the answer to both is almost always "no".

One of the first beers I ever made, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-01-2013, 10:49 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Do you guys ever worry that this thread makes...

Do you guys ever worry that this thread makes people believe they can do things like underpitch a lager and expect it to be "great"?

There are a lot of good brewing habits, especially regarding...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-24-2013, 11:19 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Seems like a little slice of heaven there! ...

Seems like a little slice of heaven there!

So the technique in questions seems to be: plant very late, in mid-summer, allow that summer's growth to be mowed, by animal or by machine, then the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-23-2013, 01:48 AM
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Posted By drummstikk
You're right that the way Koreans pronounce 누룩 is...

You're right that the way Koreans pronounce 누룩 is closer to English "noo-roo" than English "noo-rook". SteveHoward is correct that the "k" is there and that it's pronounced, but it's not pronounced...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2013, 05:57 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Cool! I think I can confirm that fined yeast will...

Cool! I think I can confirm that fined yeast will still work just...fine.

I went ahead and tried doing the same thing -- I fined a batch, then collected yeast and washed it, trying to collect...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2012, 11:07 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
When I was a beginner, I knew that I didn't have...

When I was a beginner, I knew that I didn't have time to perfect everything in my process at once, and RDWHAHB did have some palliative effect on my psyche. But I also didn't want to just "relax",...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2012, 09:50 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Right, oxidation only matters if it's an extreme...

Right, oxidation only matters if it's an extreme case, either beer you want to age for a year or more, or beer you sent through a strainer post-ferment.

In extreme cases, all the things we've been...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2012, 09:32 PM
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Posted By drummstikk
Maybe one way to sum up some patterns in this...

Maybe one way to sum up some patterns in this thread:

1. Ingredient substitutions and changes to amounts are seldom a problem; in fact this may be a great way to discover a new style.

2....
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