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Forum: Hops Growing Today, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By H22W
I had some Japanese Beatle damage to the leaves...

I had some Japanese Beatle damage to the leaves but not severe. Never sprayed anything on them. I might have over fertilized. The leaves look slightly yellowish, but still a 6 or 7 out of 10 for...
Forum: Hops Growing Today, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By H22W
Hop Cones Turning Brown - Help

Can any hop experts assist with explaining the browning as seen in the photo?

These are second year Centinial located in highlands region of NJ.

I didn't think they are ready to harvest as they...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By H22W
They have worked flawlessly for me, but have no...

They have worked flawlessly for me, but have no clue what issues others might have had.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-20-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By H22W
The Perlick 545 PC flow control faucets take all...

The Perlick 545 PC flow control faucets take all the aggravation out of precise line length, temp, and serving PSI. They make it hard not the get a perfect pour each glass.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By H22W
Nice idea! I might start doing this with my...

Nice idea! I might start doing this with my ordinary hoses.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By H22W
I like your vitamix idea if you could heat...

I like your vitamix idea if you could heat sanitize it. Determine what you can safety heat it too. Then bake it in your oven for a good while at the highest safe temperature.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,636
Posted By H22W
Was there any issue with getting proper torque on...

Was there any issue with getting proper torque on the elbows while keeping them angled in the desired direction?
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,751
Posted By H22W
Mimicking the bot is easier than you think. You...

Mimicking the bot is easier than you think. You put two stc-1000 units in series.

The first stc measures your desired temperature of your chamber. When the chamber is aboved desired temp it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,636
Posted By H22W
Thanks for the link as I had no idea where to...

Thanks for the link as I had no idea where to find the adaptors that I needed! Just ordered a pair.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,636
Posted By H22W
Those barbs seem to have some sort of thread...

Those barbs seem to have some sort of thread locker glue from the factory. I couldn't remove them with a crescent wrench, but got them off with ease when using impact driver.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By H22W
That $10 hand plunger w/rubber mallet works great...

That $10 hand plunger w/rubber mallet works great for us. We have done several hundred bottles (natural and synthetic corks) without any issues.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-07-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By H22W
I recirculate boiling wort to sanitize the...

I recirculate boiling wort to sanitize the chiller and output line.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By H22W
When do bines stop growing?

Just curious how much longer into summer should I expect the main bine of my Centennials to keep growing?

Mine are second year and located in NJ. Currently the vigorous bines are lengthening...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By H22W
Something like this? Just watch those pressure...

Something like this? Just watch those pressure relief valves. I lost a quarter of a keg when I unknowingly set it just right (wrong) on a bottle top.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-28-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By H22W
I have a nugget where the main stem broke off. At...

I have a nugget where the main stem broke off. At the closest node it sprouted two new vines where the side arms would normally be. I removed one bine and the one remaining seems to be growing like a...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By H22W
Chris is getting you on the right track. Setting...

Chris is getting you on the right track. Setting your AC temp dial would likely get the temps you want for fermenting ales.

For lagering or cold crashing you are going to want colder temps than...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By H22W
Yeah that filter will physically work as a...

Yeah that filter will physically work as a hopback, but I would be very careful to see if the type of plastic it is made of is suitable for high temperatures. Plastics unsuitable for heat are going...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-16-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By H22W
I just picked my hops individually and the leafs...

I just picked my hops individually and the leafs appear green and reasonably healthy.

Do I need to cut back the vines or maybe let them keep trying to grow until 1st frost?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-16-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By H22W
black mold on keezer collar

My keezer is located in sunroom/porch where the taps often condensate due to humid conditions. The condensation has spread to my unfinished wooden collar causing the collar to mold.

If I were to...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-16-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By H22W
post harvest plant care?

I have 1st year hops. I had a small harvest from my centennial and no cones on my nuggets.

What should I be doing now to prepare hops for winter and beyond?
Forum: General Techniques 09-09-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By H22W
You're on track with the 5:1 to 4:1 range with...

You're on track with the 5:1 to 4:1 range with the ratio of wet weight to dry weight.

I haven't verified myself, but read here that wet hops are undesirable for dry hopping due to grassy smell.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-20-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Posted By H22W
Forgetting about arguments over possible...

Forgetting about arguments over possible efficiency set it up so that the coolant water input is at the wort output.

This way the coolest coolant is the last to cool the coolest wort.

Edit:...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-07-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By H22W
Photos

Photos
Forum: DIY Projects 08-07-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By H22W
Keazer Tip: PC Fan 12v

My keazer is in a sunroom without AC and I noticed that on warm days there had been up to a 12 degree differential in temperature from the top to bottom of my keazer.

Here is a very easy DIY that...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-17-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By H22W
I could get ice to form in that tumbler on the...

I could get ice to form in that tumbler on the far right/front corner of the shelf, but never froze the beer. My AC happened to be 8,000 btu, just because that what I had. I am sure a 5000 BTU would...
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