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Forum: DIY Projects 10-26-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By Highlandsbrew
Thanks drez, when you say pre boil, are you...

Thanks drez, when you say pre boil, are you starting at mash temp around 160 or from out of the tap?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-25-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I am in the heating and air trade, and we have a...

I am in the heating and air trade, and we have a few barrels full of scrap copper that has been pulled out of houses when we change out systems or left over ends of new rolls, 3/8 is the most common...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-23-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By Highlandsbrew
Drez, are you just using one element, what...

Drez, are you just using one element, what wattage? Thanks for the replies
Forum: DIY Projects 10-22-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By Highlandsbrew
Electric keggle boil time?

I am currently using a natural gas burner to brew with but I have been considering building a few electric keggles for using in my garage this winter. How long on average does it take to bring 13...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-30-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,553
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I have an oatmeal stout fermenting now, I plan to...

I have an oatmeal stout fermenting now, I plan to crash cool it and keg it on Friday, as far as cost of running, right now it hardly runs, I think because of the insulation around the keg and the...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-30-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,553
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I had to install a service port on my window ac...

I had to install a service port on my window ac to recover the refrigerant, weld in ports are best, piercing type will work, but tend to leak over time.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-29-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,553
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I am just using one ranco temp control to turn...

I am just using one ranco temp control to turn system on when beer temp rises.
The evaporator is about 25 feet of 3/8 copper, you will need to be able to remove the refrigerant from the system to...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-28-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,553
Posted By Highlandsbrew
It is in the May-June 2009 issue

It is in the May-June 2009 issue
Forum: DIY Projects 09-28-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,553
Posted By Highlandsbrew
Glycol fermenter 1st run

I built this after I saw Marty's article in Brew Your Own. I built my own evaporator coil to cover more area inside the cooler. I am testing it out on a oatmeal stout, The temps in my garage are in...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-15-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By Highlandsbrew
Aluminum thermowell?

Will it harm my beer to use a short piece of aluminum tube in my fermenter for a thermowell?
Forum: Hops Growing 08-04-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,375
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I think it is because of aphids, there are areas...

I think it is because of aphids, there are areas hollowed out at the bottoms of some of the hops.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-03-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,375
Posted By Highlandsbrew
hops turning brown?

I just got back from vacation and noticed that my centennial hops are turning brown only on the west side of the hops flower, the rest of the flower is still light green and not drying out, could...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-11-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I live in Lincoln, and this spring I added 2...

I live in Lincoln, and this spring I added 2 nugget and 2 williamette to my hop garden, both plants are over 12 feet tall and have flowers on them.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-20-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Highlandsbrew
hops stopped climbing

My Mt. hood bines have climbed to about 12 feet but today I noticed that both of the highest shoots have stopped winding around the rope and are just hanging down about 12 inches. is this normal or...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-15-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Highlandsbrew
insect control?

This morning I was trimming some of the bottom leaves off my bines, and I noticed than a few of the leaves I cut off had clusters of yellow insect eggs on the bottom side. Should I spray insecticide...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-24-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,221
Posted By Highlandsbrew
My bine that is red does get shade from a privacy...

My bine that is red does get shade from a privacy fence on the west side of it later in the day, the other is in full sun all day.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-24-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,221
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I have 2 mt.hood vines, 1 has red shoots and the...

I have 2 mt.hood vines, 1 has red shoots and the other dark green
Forum: Hops Growing 04-19-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Highlandsbrew
Thanks for the replies, I cut back about half of...

Thanks for the replies, I cut back about half of the small shoots today, I will let the rest grow till I can get the best ones to stay wrapped around my support string.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-19-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Highlandsbrew
When to thin?

My centennial plants have 20-30 bines stared on each plant that are from 3-18 inches long, is it too soon to start cutting back the new shoots yet?
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Highlandsbrew
my new growth has frozen 2 times this season, I...

my new growth has frozen 2 times this season, I was worried too but my bines have started for the third time and are about 12 inches tall.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-01-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By Highlandsbrew
frozen bines?

This week we have had cold temps at night so I covered all my new shoots with mulch/leaves but last night the high winds blew it all away and my shoots were drooping this morning. Should I cut them...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-26-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 133,150
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I got my garden turned this last weekend and my 4...

I got my garden turned this last weekend and my 4 new hop plants in the ground, and new string on my hop pole. My last years plants have started growing, but the weather is supposed to turn cold...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-21-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,261
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I got my nugget and willamette on tuesday, got...

I got my nugget and willamette on tuesday, got them in the ground last night. My friend got his cascade and fuggle last week. last year I ordered centennial and mt. hood both did great for 1st year.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-14-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,858
Posted By Highlandsbrew
I agree that if you are buying something just to...

I agree that if you are buying something just to use a few times the store is probably a good deal. The tools that I have bought from them I used every day for my job, and none of them lasted more...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-14-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,858
Posted By Highlandsbrew
If it has a cord on it and/or more than one...

If it has a cord on it and/or more than one moving part, don't buy it from harbor freight
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