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Forum: DIY Projects 06-20-2011, 02:06 PM
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Posted By HomerT
I am thinking that a more typical counter-height...

I am thinking that a more typical counter-height fridge like the DAR440 series will work. I just need to modify the cabinet to fit the fridge there. And then run my lines through the top and the...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-20-2011, 01:22 PM
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Posted By HomerT
Well, i am temproarily abandoning the project. ...

Well, i am temproarily abandoning the project. There are no real fridges that fit my oepning that will hold two kegs. I discussed it with my wife and she suggested that the secondary counter with...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-16-2011, 04:00 PM
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Posted By HomerT
Finding the right fridge...

Ok, so we bought a new house and my "beer fridge is now locate din the garage. In the bar room of our new place, ther eis a small under-counter fridge that we currently use for bottled beer. I would...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-16-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By HomerT
Any chance of fitting two kegs in it the DAR340? ...

Any chance of fitting two kegs in it the DAR340? I am looking to replace a small fridg ein my bar, under the counter. I want to put a draft tower ontop of the counter. But my opening is only 19"...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-07-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,133
Posted By HomerT
Volume wet was about 3.5~4 gallons in a 5 gallon...

Volume wet was about 3.5~4 gallons in a 5 gallon bucket. To be honest, I didn't weigh them wet this year, as my scale is a quite small and I only cared about the dry weight. I would estimate it as...
Forum: For Sale 07-29-2009, 01:32 PM
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Posted By HomerT
Haha, kind of south....yeah, a bit! I am...

Haha, kind of south....yeah, a bit!

I am bummed that I don't have the time to go an pick from this guy...if its legit. I have a 2 week old newborn at home and already got a ration from SWMBO when...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-29-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By HomerT
Well, last night I weighed, bagged and sealed the...

Well, last night I weighed, bagged and sealed the first pick. As I said it was from a 2nd year Hallertau. From that first pick I netted 5.5oz dried. Not bad, especcially since I know it will...
Forum: For Sale 07-28-2009, 03:16 PM
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Posted By HomerT
Craigslist- Detroit Area Free Hops

Not mine, but for those that need some hops...
Homebrewers - fresh Hops (http://detroit.craigslist.org/zip/1288582535.html)
Forum: Hops Growing 07-28-2009, 03:03 PM
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Posted By HomerT
I live in Wixom. My first year plants range from...

I live in Wixom. My first year plants range from 18" tall (Mt Hood), 3ft tall (Kent Goldings), 6ft (Cascade), 12ft with burrs/cones (Cascade and Centennial) and 19ft with cones/burrs (Hallertau). ...
Forum: For Sale 07-02-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By HomerT
Would also help to know how much you need to run...

Would also help to know how much you need to run the test. In other words, if you need 4oz of hops to run the test, most here would likely not part with them. If you need a few cones...game on.
Forum: General Techniques 06-19-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By HomerT
Thanks for the reasurance. Tonight, it was 59F...

Thanks for the reasurance. Tonight, it was 59F and bubbling, with the tmep still dropping. Hopefully, with a good D-rest it should be fine.

Do you think a week at 66~68 will be sufficient rest?
Forum: General Techniques 06-18-2009, 02:24 PM
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Views: 875
Posted By HomerT
Well, my best hope is that it dropped from 88F to...

Well, my best hope is that it dropped from 88F to 65F in about 7hrs and is still dropping. As of 7am it was 65F with no airlock bubling. Here's to waiting!

-Todd
Forum: General Techniques 06-18-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By HomerT
That was my hope. My concern was that pitching...

That was my hope. My concern was that pitching the starter, it would take off hard. Or that the initial 88F would hurt the yeast. But if I remember, it takes more temp to really hurt the yeast.
...
Forum: General Techniques 06-18-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By HomerT
Need some reassurance...

So last night I had a friend over, as he wanted me to teach him to brew. So the beer on deck was a Munich Helles (specifically the Hofbrau clone from AHBS). I made a starter last week (1/2 gallon)....
Forum: Hops Growing 06-17-2009, 03:49 PM
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Posted By HomerT
Updated Continued

Cascade:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/HomerT/Brewing/IMG_3144.jpg

Hallertau (1st yr on right):
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/HomerT/Brewing/IMG_3145.jpg

Hallertau Cones...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-17-2009, 03:49 PM
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Posted By HomerT
Updated Pics

I snapped some updated pics last night.

Overview of the Garden (2nd year Hallertau hit the top of the roof about 6ft/three weeks ago):...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 06-08-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By HomerT
First Cheese - AHS Mozz. and a ??

Well, I decided to give cheesemaking a whirl. I picked up the AHS Mozzeralla kit. I got the milk from WHole Foods...Farmers Fresh Brand I think. It was non-homogenized, low-temp pasturized.
...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-20-2009, 01:29 AM
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Views: 132,196
Posted By HomerT
My 2nd Year Hallertau: ...

My 2nd Year Hallertau:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/HomerT/Brewing/IMG_3118.jpg

2nd Year Hallertau: Monster Leaves!:rockin:...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-20-2009, 01:21 AM
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Views: 132,196
Posted By HomerT
Well, here are some pics of my garden this year. ...

Well, here are some pics of my garden this year.

First up is my 1st year Goldings:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/HomerT/Brewing/IMG_3114.jpg

1st Year Cascade:...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-19-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By HomerT
My second year Hallertau has taken off like...

My second year Hallertau has taken off like wildfire. My new plants are all <9", but my 2nd year Hallertau was over 10ft as of last night. Last week I trimmed three additional bines that had...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-12-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,463
Posted By HomerT
I had good success with Corn rows around my hops...

I had good success with Corn rows around my hops last year. I am planning the same this year.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By HomerT
Best bet is to wait until your cones form and...

Best bet is to wait until your cones form and mature and then post the best pictures you can. Many have a unique cone and leaf appearance.

-Todd
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-08-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By HomerT
My intention was to leave it in the keg till the...

My intention was to leave it in the keg till the keg is kicked. ANy thoughts? Will it end up too grassy?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-07-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By HomerT
I just did this last night, minus the gelatin. ...

I just did this last night, minus the gelatin. THink I will have issues with just the tea ball?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,137
Posted By HomerT
Cool. Good to know. I know Ebay isn't...

Cool. Good to know.

I know Ebay isn't always the cheapest, but I was comparing that listing to this one:
NORTHERN BREWER: All-Grain Equipment (http://www.northernbrewer.com/allgrain.html)
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