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Forum: Hops Growing 08-18-2014, 09:54 PM
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Posted By brewguyver
For reference, the plant who's tip died ended up...

For reference, the plant who's tip died ended up sending more shoots - got a ton of hops off it. This was a centennial so your experience could be different, but i'm assuming hop plants function...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
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How'd it go? Did your cones end up growing more,...

How'd it go? Did your cones end up growing more, or did they finish up small?

I ended up getting a wide range - a lot of the first growth cones got large, but second wave ripened pretty small. I'm...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-18-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By brewguyver
So here's what I ended up doing, based on...

So here's what I ended up doing, based on availability and pricing at the local whole foods and costco. I figured frozen fruit was fine given it's cheaper and i need to freeze it to rupture the pulp...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By brewguyver
Thanks fatbloke - thats good to hear! I was too...

Thanks fatbloke - thats good to hear! I was too cheap to buy blueberry juice and strawberry juice was unavailable, so i put 10# of thawed blueberries in one and 11# strawberries + 4 lb pineapple in...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-16-2014, 02:54 PM
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Views: 139
Posted By brewguyver
Fixing acid in melomel's likely to be too acidic (e.g. Capecodder)

Hi Folks - Today is a big day for us. I've got 60# of dutch gold honey and 5 meads to make.

I've heard the ideal PH is 3.7 - 4.6. I'm thinking my OJ/Cran mix in particular could get me near the...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By brewguyver
Got an email back from Michael Fairbrother at...

Got an email back from Michael Fairbrother at Moonlight Meadery - recommended Knudson's as well.


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Forum: Mead Forum 08-05-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By brewguyver
OK - found some data that seems a little outdated...

OK - found some data that seems a little outdated based on price, but seems to apply.

Digital Pros:
- Much faster reading (better for multiple samples)
- Significantly better accuracy
- More...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-05-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By brewguyver
Have manual ones and are familiar - Just want to...

Have manual ones and are familiar - Just want to focus on "digital are great because they give you xyz features that you can't do with a manual," or "if you're doing the following applications,...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-04-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By brewguyver
Digital Refractometer - worth it?

So i'm considering getting a digital refractometer - its easy for the SWMBO to use when i'm not around, and it has a wide range that will cover distilled water through honey. Is it worth picking one...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-02-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By brewguyver
The plant might just be getting acclimated. That...

The plant might just be getting acclimated. That sounds like the flowers of my 1st year plants. That or it's flowering late and the cones will grow bigger later in the season.


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Forum: Group Buys 08-02-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By brewguyver
Currently in India for work (this has been a...

Currently in India for work (this has been a whirlwind year - maybe even more than last year), but i plan to get another buy started when I get back. I have about 25 hours of flights starting on...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-02-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By brewguyver
Vintage estates on the PA/Ohio border has a mead...

Vintage estates on the PA/Ohio border has a mead bar that is pretty cool. However as others mentioned they don't do mead exclusively. Rather they have a restaurant, a great beer bottle shop, and a...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-01-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By brewguyver
Has anyone had issues with the Vinters Harvest...

Has anyone had issues with the Vinters Harvest bases? The raspberry one I put into a saison seemed a touch watery.


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Forum: Mead Forum 07-31-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By brewguyver
Melomel - Searching for a high quality source of bulk juice or concentrate

I've taken the plunge and bought a 5 gallon pale of orange blossom honey from Dutch Gold in Lancaster (one of the suppliers that Moonlight Meadery uses). Since I'm investing in the honey, I'm looking...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By brewguyver
Redirection seems to work for me. My yard is...

Redirection seems to work for me.

My yard is on a slope, so I run them up about 8' and then uphill to another line about 30' away. That seems to be working for now.

They do tend to like a...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By brewguyver
Had a similar issue with one of my centenials -...

Had a similar issue with one of my centenials - it decided to train itself while i was traveling - kinked two vines and the tip of another snapped off.

It shot out new bines from the bottom (also...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By brewguyver
Distributing a group buy, fixing my gutter, and...

Distributing a group buy, fixing my gutter, and going to see Godzilla (today). Tomorrow, assuming things dry out, will be dedicated to mowing the lawn, stringing some hops, and planting three more.
Forum: Group Buys 05-17-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,797
Posted By brewguyver
We're ready for pickup on Saturday, and I'll be...

We're ready for pickup on Saturday, and I'll be hop stringing on sunday. Holy crap the 2nd year plants came out of nowhere.

We do have some shortages/errors - I'll shoot out an email shortly...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-17-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By brewguyver
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Forum: Group Buys 05-02-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,797
Posted By brewguyver
Negative - had to push the date out (see email)

Negative - had to push the date out (see email)
Forum: Group Buys 04-28-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,797
Posted By brewguyver
Same time. Most of the hops are on hand (and...

Same time. Most of the hops are on hand (and needing of a new home).

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By brewguyver
Thermowell over external probe, and stress testing WLP-001

I love winter fermentations - all i do is slap on a fermwrap or equivelant, attach the temp probe, insulate, and easy temp control.

Easy, that is, until i got lazy and didn't get new electrical...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-25-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By brewguyver
First - good call tasting the beer ... helps make...

First - good call tasting the beer ... helps make better beer. Just keep calm and back away slowly once your finished. The yeast are busy and don't have time for you ;P.

The interwebs (cause they...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-25-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By brewguyver
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Group Buys 04-24-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,797
Posted By brewguyver
TBD as of now - may have to recruit some...

TBD as of now - may have to recruit some organizational help for the next one.

Speaking of ... did you guys ever get settled on a location and start the brewery build? Would be cool to do a...
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