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Forum: Hops Growing 07-20-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 60sd
Fertilizer advice

My plants this year seem to be doing OK, they seemed to stall for a while at the beginning of June, and have slowed a little the past week or so, but I can see the flowers (buds?) forming.

I'm...
Forum: General Techniques 05-02-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By 60sd
Too much beer, not enough time!

Today I got an e-mail from HBT asking that I check in and let everyone know what I've been up to, so here goes!

In early March I completed a brewing marathon; I brewed a custom recipe lager and a...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-12-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,578
Posted By 60sd
Isn't the question posed akin to asking "I...

Isn't the question posed akin to asking "I recently acquired a set of Hoosier racing slicks, can anyone tell me the best way to build a funny car" I'm not trying to be a hater, but like everyone...
Forum: Hops Growing 01-22-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By 60sd
One other thing: it looks like California is...

One other thing: it looks like California is experiencing a record drought year, should I be watering now? If so how much and how often. Thanks!
Forum: Hops Growing 01-22-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By 60sd
Thanks; and I apologize if it sounded like I was...

Thanks; and I apologize if it sounded like I was complaining. My biggest complaint these days is how to deal with all this beer and all these gorgeous women... (just kidding honey, it's just a...
Forum: Hops Growing 01-21-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By 60sd
I'm getting buds already

I'm coming into the second year for my Magnums. At the end of last growing season, I cut my vines down to about 10-12" and let them dry out. I'm already seeing sprouts/buds on one of my plants and...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-18-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By 60sd
If you have 4k for a brew rig, I would recommend...

If you have 4k for a brew rig, I would recommend you take a couple hundred and set yourself up with a turkey fryer and a 10 gal igloo cooler all grain set up. Once you've got a few solo brew days...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-16-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,760
Posted By 60sd
Im a big fan of the Oxyclean method. I soak for...

Im a big fan of the Oxyclean method. I soak for about 20 min then use a sharp razor to scrape the labels (most have already floated off by that time), then a quick scrub under hot tap water with a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By 60sd
Let me start by saying I'm by no means an expert,...

Let me start by saying I'm by no means an expert, but I think I stumbled on a decent method:

Keep an eye on craigslist for kegerators (use all the possible variations on spelling). I found a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-16-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By 60sd
My brother found some inexpensive regulators that...

My brother found some inexpensive regulators that are for automotive use (air tools and paint applications). He bought some for his shop as well as for the kegerator. I'll forward him this thread...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-15-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By 60sd
I had the same issue with mine, but the problem...

I had the same issue with mine, but the problem was the round heads on the screws that I used to attach the fan to the box set the flask up too high. I changed to tapered or bugle heads and counter...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-15-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By 60sd
Nitro tips?

I've made a few very good stout recipes and served them on co2, but after visiting Ireland and drinking Guinness every day, I want to try nitro. Here are my questions:

1. Should I look at beer...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-20-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By 60sd
FWIW, I would say try to figure out the maximum...

FWIW, I would say try to figure out the maximum number of faucets you will ever have, then decide how you want them spaced. If your maximum number of faucets is an odd number, the center of the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-19-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By 60sd
Should I pitch more yeast?

I should start by saying I havent taken a gravity reading yet, so this question may be a little premature:

I brewed an IPA last weekend (sat), that came out to 1.064. I pitched one pack of US-05...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-24-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By 60sd
Im pretty sure that overwatering is what killed...

Im pretty sure that overwatering is what killed my plants from last year...That and the spent grains that I dumped in the planters. I've been real careful about how I'm watering these, so I think it...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By 60sd
My hops finally started growing! It's a beer...

My hops finally started growing! It's a beer brewing miracle!!

Still nothing from the rhizomes... I've pretty much given up on those
Forum: Hops Growing 05-08-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By 60sd
I planted about a month ago; the plants don't...

I planted about a month ago; the plants don't appear to be dead, but the rhizomes havent sprouted yet. Is it too late to pull them out and replace the soil in my planters with something else? I...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-06-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By 60sd
Help with Magnums in planters

I planted some magnums this year, after killing my cascades from last year. I worked a deal for 2 sprouted plants and a rhizome. The seller gave me two rhizomes, just in case... I promptly planted...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-04-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By 60sd
Good call on the drainage holes. I used a spade...

Good call on the drainage holes. I used a spade bit to drill several holes, then lined the barrel with weed blocker to prevent soil and roots from coming out the bottom. I probably have a total of...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By 60sd
Med-brewer: I have a 2.5 gallon watering can...

Med-brewer: I have a 2.5 gallon watering can that I split between all three planters about every 2 days. My soil is sandy loam with pretty good drainage, and apparently it was too much. I know...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By 60sd
B-Hoppy: I e-mailed the lady I got my rhizomes...

B-Hoppy: I e-mailed the lady I got my rhizomes from last year and hopefully will be getting 3 more next week.

My brother said he was amazed at how large the root system was on his plants. I...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By 60sd
They seemed to peter out early last year and did...

They seemed to peter out early last year and did not produce any flowers. Once they were dry, I picked off the dried vines. I didn't water through the winter, except for rain.

I'm OK with...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-28-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By 60sd
Second year cascades

Last year, I bought 5 cascade rhizomes. I gave 2 to my brother. I planted mine in half wine barrels. He planted his in the ground, then transplanted them at his new place a few weeks ago. He...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-28-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By 60sd
looks like you already got the dirt in the...

looks like you already got the dirt in the barrels... I did the same thing last year and the first time I tried to move the barrel, the casters broke (5 min after I filled the barrel with soil) For...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-22-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By 60sd
It's probably 2/3 native soil (sandy loam) and...

It's probably 2/3 native soil (sandy loam) and 1/3 soil amendment from home depot. Plus some spent grains...
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