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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-01-2011, 12:25 PM
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Posted By eroth
count me in

count me in
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,417
Posted By eroth
i'm in chicago, and have 4 plants in huge pots on...

i'm in chicago, and have 4 plants in huge pots on our 4th floor rooftop. 2nd year, 3 of the plants are up to about 3-4 ft now. 1 is nowhere to be seen... As 2nd year plants, they are perhaps a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-29-2009, 07:04 PM
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Views: 288,245
Posted By eroth
bottling mine today: 13,590+5 = 13,595

bottling mine today:
13,590+5 = 13,595
Forum: Hops Growing 06-24-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,665
Posted By eroth
you guys with ladybug experience: i have...

you guys with ladybug experience:

i have some aphids (maybe an average of 1 on every 4th leaf or so), so decided to get a pack of ladybugs before the problem got worse. 2 days later, when i water...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By eroth
thanks guys. so the question is, do i let...

thanks guys.
so the question is, do i let them live, if it's only those 2 bugs?

and i wonder how the hell they found my plants. It's urban Chicago on a roof-top of a 5 floor building.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-22-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By eroth
Identify these critters on my hops

I've got 2 largish insects that are continuously on my Cascade plant, and I'm unsure if they are friend or foe. I definitely have aphids, and have just released a bag of ladybugs on the 4 plants...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-13-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By eroth
rarjr, i'm in Chicago as well, and have 4...

rarjr,

i'm in Chicago as well, and have 4 plants in 24" pots. their growth has also come to a standstill over the last 2 weeks.

I'm going to attribute it to the fact that it has rained every...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By eroth
wind

as i've mentioned in other posts, i'm growing hops in containers on our rooftop deck here in Chicago. We're not that high up, it's only equivalent to the 5th floor or so, but it is the highest...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-12-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,516
Posted By eroth
i've got a cascade, a fuggles, and 2 small...

i've got a cascade, a fuggles, and 2 small goldings (i only ordered 1) in containers on my rooftop deck here in chicago.

I found some 20" pots at Home Depot for $10 a piece, and planted them...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-10-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 132,572
Posted By eroth
nice. small world. my dad taught at Milford for...

nice. small world. my dad taught at Milford for years in Q'town.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-10-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 132,572
Posted By eroth
looks nice. you've got an awesome yard...

looks nice. you've got an awesome yard too...definitely looks like eastern PA where I grew up. love to go back.

(just hopefully the flyers come back and close this one out and keep the Rags out...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-10-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,147
Posted By eroth
Talloak, that sounds like a decent plan...

Talloak,

that sounds like a decent plan actually. What did you use to build the planters? just normal treated lumber?

i'd love to see plans for something like that. might mean i start the...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-09-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,147
Posted By eroth
How big a planter would you build then? Per...

How big a planter would you build then? Per plant, or just a big one for all of them?
Forum: Hops Growing 04-08-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,147
Posted By eroth
MeetsCriteria, what are you planning to use...

MeetsCriteria,

what are you planning to use to allow the hops to grow up?

My rhizomes are on the way to me here in Chicago, and i'll be growing them in containers on our roof deck. (Hopefully...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,489
Posted By eroth
i don't think it'd hurt to have a larger...

i don't think it'd hurt to have a larger secondary. I was actually thinking about getting a 2nd 6.5gal carboy to add to my 5gal and 6.5gal, rather than the smaller one...just for flexibility moving...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,489
Posted By eroth
well, if you stick to the 1-2-3 rule of thumb,...

well, if you stick to the 1-2-3 rule of thumb, you'd need 2 secondary's to be able to brew each week.

if you can brew each week, then that's impressive. i just wouldn't be able to find the time,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,489
Posted By eroth
I ordered the same kit (minus the burner and wort...

I ordered the same kit (minus the burner and wort chiller) from NB a few months back and have been extremely happy.

As you mentioned, the only thing I wish I had was a 2nd secondary so I could...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-28-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,690
Posted By eroth
Best of luck to all of you struggling right now. ...

Best of luck to all of you struggling right now. I was laid off in December...the last in my group to go...and it ended up being the best thing to happen to me. I found a better job that I really...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-19-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By eroth
I'd 2nd the wine thief, i've found mine pretty...

I'd 2nd the wine thief, i've found mine pretty awesome for daily gravity readings when fermentation is winding down. i just keep a bucket of starsan around and toss it back in when needed.

If you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-11-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By eroth
so after a couple of days steady at 1.012, i...

so after a couple of days steady at 1.012, i racked to secondary today.

the color is still really light for a supposed stout, and i still can't puzzle out what might have gone wrong.

Here are...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By eroth
the recipe i used was the one in this post...

the recipe i used was the one in this post (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/extract-recipe-murphys-irish-stout-clone-2860/index2.html#post23344)

the LHBS didn't have any EK Goldings or White Labs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By eroth
color of wort?

This past weekend, I brewed the BYO Murphy's clone extract recipe, found elsewhere in these forums.

Fermentation is going wild, yet the color of the 5 gallons isn't as dark as I would have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By eroth
I've let it go overnight, and it's still sliding...

I've let it go overnight, and it's still sliding out, so I'm assuming it's pretty well dried. I've tried both stopper that came with my starter kit (even though they look identical) and they both...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By eroth
rubber stopper slipping out

I racked to secondary yesterday, and the stopper on the secondary, over time, always seems to slip up and out.

I had used StarSan to sanitize both the carboy and the stopper, so I'm sure this is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-18-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By eroth
I'll give this a shot. I'm not a big fan of...

I'll give this a shot. I'm not a big fan of buying water, but i'll grab a couple gallon jugs, and then refill with Brita-filtered water. I can't imagine anything could get contaminated, if I...
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