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Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By gremlin
I'm in Springfield. Can't remember what varieties...

I'm in Springfield. Can't remember what varieties I have. I water every day and use fertilizer every two weeks. It's gonna suck bad next month when the japanese beetles move in!
Forum: Hops Growing 05-24-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By gremlin
I'm also in Vermont. My hops are about 8 feet...

I'm also in Vermont. My hops are about 8 feet tall now! One single plant has about 24 bines. The leaves are dark green. It's about 7 years old, what are yours?
Forum: Hops Growing 08-06-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By gremlin
I just brewed a wet hop beer, 5 gallons. Used all...

I just brewed a wet hop beer, 5 gallons. Used all 3 pounds of hops I grew this year, right after picking. 60 minute boil, with equal additions every 10 minutes. We'll see how it comes out in a month...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-30-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By gremlin
will this work if the caterpillars are always on...

will this work if the caterpillars are always on the bottom side of the leaf?
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By gremlin
fricking hop leaf eating caterpillars

so how do i kill those little damned leaf eating caterpillars? i'm sick off picking them off one by one with tweezers. is there any chemical i can use now to kill them before the actual hops start...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-17-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By gremlin
recipe for lots of hops and honey?

I have about a pound of hops I grew last year, and 4 pounds of dark winter honey. Any ideas to make a beer using up both?

Seriously, I have to use this stuff, and I was just going to make a quick,...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-02-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By gremlin
harvest done

Just finished vacuum packing this years harvest. One plant only had 2 ounces dried. The other had 27 ounces dried, filled a 6 gallon bucket. Yay!

Both plants are 3 years old. Looks like I have...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-22-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By gremlin
rainy weather and harvesting hops?

It's been pretty rainy here every day lately, with more in the forecast. So how do I tell if my hops are ready to pick?

And if I pick them when waterlogged with rain, is there anything special to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-27-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,389
Posted By gremlin
luddite

i'm old at 34 i guess. i sub at the local high school. one day last week, kids were trying to figure out how to use a floppy disk- how do i put it in, these things have no memory, etc. another day...
Forum: Vermont HomeBrew Forum 12-28-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,015
Posted By gremlin
keep us posted! i really want to meet the rest...

keep us posted! i really want to meet the rest of you southern vermont guys.

barrett
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-15-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By gremlin
don't live in massachusetts where you are...

don't live in massachusetts where you are required BY LAW to have health insurance. they say it makes the economy better, since everybody has health insurance. but who can afford $200 a month with...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-15-2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By gremlin
just say buh-bye i quit today. tell the new...

just say buh-bye i quit today. tell the new place that you gave 2 weeks notice. then enjoy a 2 week vacation!

back in the day, i quit one place for a better job. when they said i couldn't...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-15-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By gremlin
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/simpsons-conte...

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/simpsons-contest.htm

who lives in the real springfield? yeah me. suck it losers. i'll be at the world premier of the simpsons movie with matt groening while...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-01-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By gremlin
damn, i owe almost $40,000 for an mfa in painting...

damn, i owe almost $40,000 for an mfa in painting (with loans too for aa and ba degrees). what am i gonna do with that degree? i teach one course a semester at the local community college right...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-09-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By gremlin
yeast and incubation temp problems

i made a 5 gal batch of cream ale. looked in the fridge, and my wyeast smackpack was a year old! i know, bad planning on my part... i smacked it anyways, it took 4 days to expand. thought that...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-23-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By gremlin
i have a scanner that i only listen to on the...

i have a scanner that i only listen to on the weekends, especially when the weather is bad in the winter. we live in the middle of vermont ski country, and it seems like over 80 percent of the calls...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-11-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By gremlin
my farmhouse built in 1850 in s.e. vermont cost...

my farmhouse built in 1850 in s.e. vermont cost $102,000 a year ago! it's got a garage big enough for my car, with plenty of room left over for brewing and all of my other crap too. the mortgage is...
Forum: Vermont HomeBrew Forum 02-06-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,015
Posted By gremlin
i should try to make this one! hmmm, what beer...

i should try to make this one! hmmm, what beer can i have ready in a month?

barrett
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-02-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,761
Posted By gremlin
anybody have hop rhizomes for sale?

i got me some xmas cash, and decided to buy hop rhizomes. every homebrew place is sold out! do you think anybody will have some for sale in the spring? does anybody here have a few they could part...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-28-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By gremlin
he didn't let me have his daughter, we eloped to...

he didn't let me have his daughter, we eloped to new orleans and told him after the fact! he was actually happy that we saved him thousands of dollars on a real wedding!

can you put creosote in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-27-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By gremlin
What to make for my father in law?

i got the hint when my christmas card said "give santa some of your beer" and had cash inside. it was either a bribe or a threat, i'm not sure. but i'm out of homebrew right now.

so what kind of...
Forum: Vermont HomeBrew Forum 11-07-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,015
Posted By gremlin
the date should be ok for me. but since i have...

the date should be ok for me.
but since i have no burners or whatnot, i may just come and watch and learn! oh and try some good homebrew. i think i may have a few left that i can bring, too.
...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-02-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By gremlin
so nobody is good for the 19th? should we try for...

so nobody is good for the 19th? should we try for dec then? how come no replies?

barrett
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-26-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By gremlin
most weekends are good for me, just keep us...

most weekends are good for me, just keep us posted here!

should we do some kind of bulk purchase for supplies? send money to whomever's closest to a hbs?

barrett
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-22-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,703
Posted By gremlin
thanksgiving beer recipe?

so what if i only have 5 weeks or so until turkey day...

any ideas? nothing stupid and weird with turkey or cranberries or yams in it. something nice and simple that my relatives will want to...
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