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Forum: Hops Growing 09-04-2013, 06:27 PM
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Just to confirm, hermaphrodite hops have sterile...

Just to confirm, hermaphrodite hops have sterile seeds so correct, no need to pull them. Female hops with seeds are a result of stress ie: too much hot weather, not enough nutrients, not enough water...
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 04-10-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By fattymattybrewing
2013 Hop Growers Roundtable in Dodgeville, WI June 22

Simple Earth Hops is proud to announce the return of another hopyard event this summer at 4352 State Road 23, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. On Saturday, June 22, Matt Sweeny of Simple Earth Hops will be...
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 07-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Glad to hear it. There is an option to get free...

Glad to hear it. There is an option to get free tickets, tickets with a pint glass, tickets with an event T-shirt or tickets with the glass and t-shirt...see the attachments.
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 07-06-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Nice. Here is the quick writeup about the event:

Nice. Here is the quick writeup about the event:
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 07-05-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By fattymattybrewing
YOU can also invite your friends to the event on...

YOU can also invite your friends to the event on Facebook at http://hops.me/54b6
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 07-05-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Thanks Oscar and here are a few photos from last...

Thanks Oscar and here are a few photos from last year's harvest brewfest: https://picasaweb.google.com/107474573498962209756/2011HarvestBrewfest?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Forum: Hops Growing 03-22-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Yeah those hops look really healthy. The white...

Yeah those hops look really healthy. The white are the hops rhizomes which were covered and acting as roots.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-22-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Looks perfect and good. What variety? Here's what...

Looks perfect and good. What variety? Here's what a cascade early growth looks like:
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 02-13-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Brewing Up a Community Commercial Hops Webinars from WI 3/17 - 4/21 - 5/19

I will be presenting a series of commercial Hops Webinars on the 3rd Saturday of March, April and May. Each Saturday has 2 webinar sessions to choose from including "marketing and processing hops"...
Forum: For Sale 08-10-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By fattymattybrewing
I just took some hot peppers out of the keg of an...

I just took some hot peppers out of the keg of an English Brown Ale which I just wet hopped with these Mt Hood hops from http://hops.goodsie.com Man there's a good brew with alot for a normal palette.
Forum: For Sale 08-05-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Wet hops

I have super limited amounts of Perle and Mt Hood wet hops available at http://hops.goodsie.com
Forum: Hops Growing 06-14-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Hopyard Takes Root In Dodgeville, Wisconsin

DODGEVILLE, Wisconsin (May 27, 2010)--Today, Matt Sweeny announced the
launch of Simple Earth Hops, a Dodgeville, Wisconsin new farming
business, who will provide ethically grown hops to local beer...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-14-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By fattymattybrewing
hops and hail don't mix

Thanks for sharing these videos with us. It is painful to see what happens to new hop plants when hail occurs. I have shared these videos also here:...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By fattymattybrewing
thanks and feel free to pop in there anytime and...

thanks and feel free to pop in there anytime and make more changes as you see fit.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Once again, another good idea. here is the...

Once again, another good idea. here is the spreadsheet which I agree is so much easier to read directly from google docs...:mug:
...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By fattymattybrewing
updated companion planting / beneficial insects spreadsheet

here is the updated spreadsheet with beneficial insects added:

http://www.simpleearthhops.com/p/companion-planting.html

thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-23-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,700
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Here is my list of companion plants which are...

Here is my list of companion plants which are used for the commercial hopyard and our vegi garden every year.

http://www.simpleearthhops.com/p/companion-planting.html
Forum: Hops Growing 03-22-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By fattymattybrewing
The rootball under the soil naturally becomes...

The rootball under the soil naturally becomes very woody after 2 or 3 years.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-04-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,830
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Freezing whole wet cones

You can freeze them wet (not dried) but if you are planning on pelletizing or storing for any length of time (more than 2 months) they need to be dried to the correct moisture content.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-02-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,830
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Pictures of MC at different %'s

Dan

I was waiting for your response on this topic. I kind of figured you are in the man who can make the most sense out of this and be able to still communicate the info back out.

Please do...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-01-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,830
Posted By fattymattybrewing
I also found a super cool article with moisture...

I also found a super cool article with moisture content specs in the Sept/Oct issue of GVH's newsletter > under the heading > drying hops.
...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-01-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,830
Posted By fattymattybrewing
This looks like it might work but I wonder at...

This looks like it might work but I wonder at what cost?
http://moist-vu.com/
Forum: Hops Growing 03-01-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,830
Posted By fattymattybrewing
measuring tools

Can you tell me if you have any sources or resources of where I can find a selection of meters for testing this?

I have heard there are no meters which can truly:confused: measure MC in hop cones.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,830
Posted By fattymattybrewing
Very Nice, keep the ideas comin'!

Very Nice, keep the ideas comin'!
Forum: Hops Growing 03-01-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,830
Posted By fattymattybrewing
How to measure moisture content of hops

If I have 500 lbs of hops which I need to dry, how do I verify that the moisture content is at 8 to 12 percent?

Is that % right anyway? I have heard 8-10%, 8-12% and 10-12%

I know there is no...
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