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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2011, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
Yes! Thanks for asking. We planted about 1/5 of...

Yes! Thanks for asking. We planted about 1/5 of an acre of malting barley this spring from the seed we grew last year. We found that about 1/3 of our plot was not rich enough to produce a strong...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2011, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
One other thing - DO talk to your local guy and...

One other thing - DO talk to your local guy and contact your farm bureau about which types are grown for malting in your region. If he doesn't grow those types he may be able to help you order a bag...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2011, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
Generally speaking I learned that you can use...

Generally speaking I learned that you can use malting barley for feed but probably would not want feed types for malting. ( I chose a 2 row type that works that way) Simply put, feed types were...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2011, 01:59 AM
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Posted By Mygrain
Barley notes for brewers and growers

There was some interest in my previous post about scratch brewing the hard way, i.e. buy a farm to grow your own! In the process of doing homework on growing barley I learned a few things you might...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
birvine -I found some clear instruction on...

birvine -I found some clear instruction on malting here. So I'm going to try it.
I take it that this is the point of sharing info and enthusiasm for crafting your own brew. It's great to read about...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
Now that's something I'll have to study!

Now that's something I'll have to study!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
That's exactly it - you got it. I just want to...

That's exactly it - you got it. I just want to see if I can do this from planting to drinking.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Mygrain
You know, when buying the farm, I didn't realize...

You know, when buying the farm, I didn't realize that my first 5 gallon batch would price out at several hundred thousand dollars. : )
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
@ birvine: I'm in Eastern PEI.

@ birvine: I'm in Eastern PEI.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
That's alright, we'll just see how it goes!

That's alright, we'll just see how it goes!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
Thanks Everyone!

I'll try to keep it interesting.
- Mygrain
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-05-2011, 01:41 AM
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Views: 2,029
Posted By Mygrain
Scratch Brewing The Hard Way

Hi there! Allow me to re-introduce myself.
Last May I signed on to HBT from our organic farm with the news that we had researched and selected an organic 2 row malting barley and were planning to...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-25-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Mygrain
Thanks for the tips. I wondered about how...

Thanks for the tips.

I wondered about how tightly I could pack them. Now
where did the kids put the flashlight?

Your method for estimating alpha is also useful.
and taste testing will...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-24-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Mygrain
OK, let me throw something out there. I've...

OK, let me throw something out there. I've started my next brewing project by growing hops and barley on a small scale.

The barley is harvested and in the barn. The hops are being harvested and...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-24-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Mygrain
Cool pictures. Answered several of my questions....

Cool pictures. Answered several of my questions. Thanks.
Forum: Hops Growing 09-19-2010, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
We rescued our grain from Earl...but the hops had...

We rescued our grain from Earl...but the hops had to ride it out.
Good suggestion on harvest. I may just sort them into "grades".
Forum: Hops Growing 09-19-2010, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
Wind Bruised Hops. Brew Worthy or Compost?

Just as my hops were coming into maturity, Hurricane Earl arrived with high/sustained winds.

The result is that most of the cones exposed to the wind are now brown where they were bruised by...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-19-2010, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Mygrain
Nice! I came by looking for some drying tips. ...

Nice! I came by looking for some drying tips. Thanks for the pics.
Forum: Hops Growing 09-19-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Mygrain
I might wait on soil ammendment until just...

I might wait on soil ammendment until just before/after frost. In general, I try not to spur plants back into growth when I want them to concentrate their energy for dormancy. Others may have...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-27-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By Mygrain
Yeah, it wouldn't be my first choice for a lot of...

Yeah, it wouldn't be my first choice for a lot of reasons...
I am a certified organic grower, but that isn't for everyone. The labels shouldn't keep you from trying and learning to grow for...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-26-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By Mygrain
Hey Bill, Happy to make contact. And great...

Hey Bill,

Happy to make contact. And great that you are into brewing and into organics on PEI.
If you post your contact info to my blog, I can get it without making it public.

And no, Miracle...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-26-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By Mygrain
billc68 - I see you are on PEI. So am I. Maybe...

billc68 - I see you are on PEI. So am I. Maybe we could talk?
I planted my grain with no heavy tools...just a tractor and s-tine harrows. Harvesting?
Well, I'm going to go see an old gent near...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-26-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By Mygrain
What I should have said, is to spray your fish...

What I should have said, is to spray your fish fertilizer (or a diluted solution of miracle gro) directly onto the hop leaves. If you're using miracle gro, I'd want to dilute it to very low strength....
Forum: Hops Growing 07-26-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By Mygrain
Hey Hoppymonkey - I don't know where you...

Hey Hoppymonkey -

I don't know where you are or what your natural soil is like...
I can tell you that I planted mine in a slightly acidic soil in a cool maritime climate. I'm no expert, but...
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