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Forum: Hops Growing 05-19-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 50,821
Posted By FxdGrMind
Hmmmm... I'm well north of you, maybe it's my...

Hmmmm...
I'm well north of you, maybe it's my southern exposure, but it was 84deg here in the Sun Saturday. The last time it froze here over night was only a few weeks ago though. I think the wood...
Forum: Introductions 05-16-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By FxdGrMind
Looks like there is a growing brew crew in the...

Looks like there is a growing brew crew in the Oly area showing up this year.

Nice to see some locals on here!

We might just have to share a few beers over a tasting session. :mug:
Forum: Introductions 05-16-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 284
Posted By FxdGrMind
Welcome. Yes RT used to be out on Mud bay. ...

Welcome.

Yes RT used to be out on Mud bay. The young man that ran the place got a brewer job and his dad and sis run the place now on the week day's and he is there on the w/e's.

I'm just...
Forum: Introductions 05-16-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By FxdGrMind
Welcome to the passion! In brewing gender means...

Welcome to the passion! In brewing gender means nothing. But as a male, I like to see that brewing is crossing the gender barrier steadily.

Cheers and may your next batch be the best beer you...
Forum: General Techniques 04-20-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,483
Posted By FxdGrMind
I finaly had room in a Keg for my latest Belgian...

I finaly had room in a Keg for my latest Belgian (brewed 2-6-10, 14day primary, then to 2ndary and dry hopped) So it was 8 weeks in 2ndary dryhopped.
It's carbing now. I didn't notice any grassy...
Forum: General Techniques 04-20-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By FxdGrMind
Another thing to think about with Belgians. If...

Another thing to think about with Belgians. If you are using Candi suggars or other non Grain malts for fermentable's. You can leave them out of the boil and initial fermentation. Just boil to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-19-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,975
Posted By FxdGrMind
I bought a 9.2 gal kettle with connical botom and...

I bought a 9.2 gal kettle with connical botom and drain valve(side).

Upgraded from Alu, turkey fryer pot to the SS.

Worth every penny!

Boils better, turns over the hops in the boil more...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By FxdGrMind
Something similar today.... Dang Deer took a...

Something similar today....

Dang Deer took a 3'tr and ate the tip and the leaves leaving the leaves at the bottom.

I'm going to leave it, hope the arms grow and start a new tip. I had that...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By FxdGrMind
Large buckets work for many. Holes for drainage...

Large buckets work for many. Holes for drainage in bottom, then stones then good soil all the way to the top.
Plant one type per bucket/container. or you will never be able to tell what is...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,238
Posted By FxdGrMind
1000fps... Hollow point or sharp tip... works...

1000fps... Hollow point or sharp tip... works like a charm... quiet too!:rockin:
Forum: Hops Growing 04-14-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,028
Posted By FxdGrMind
Fertilizer recomendations??

Ok, Hops are 3'+ and doing Great, but I've noticed that they aren't as Green leafed as last year, when I had ammendments to the soil (1st year).

So I was thinking I'd buy some fertilizer to add,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By FxdGrMind
How long is too long to "Dry Hop"...

Ok, I've been busy lately, but it's a good thing for the most part. 3 weeks in Primary... (too busy to rack any earlier)... 1 week in 2ndary then had a moment and added my dry hop addition... now...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-11-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,419
Posted By FxdGrMind
Envy.... hate.... loathing..... That lucky...

Envy.... hate.... loathing.....

That lucky SOB! NICE hop yard!

Mine will not be that big, but I'm hoping for ONE row as full as that..

Fingers crossed this year.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-05-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By FxdGrMind
Ok. I'll have to look for the shoots 3-4 feet...

Ok. I'll have to look for the shoots 3-4 feet away.... EEEK!

As for bugs and mold??? Didn't have any issues last year that caused any problems... Fingers crossed same goes this year!
Forum: Hops Growing 03-04-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By FxdGrMind
Saute them??? Realy??? So I should cut back...

Saute them??? Realy???

So I should cut back to 10 or so... Then thin more later...

I'll have to get the clippers out and get the thinner white ones cut when I get home this afternoon.

I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-04-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,871
Posted By FxdGrMind
Permo. Nice work on the Belgian. Relax, 5 more...

Permo.
Nice work on the Belgian. Relax, 5 more weeks and you are there!

It will go in a "FLASH"!!!

I've done 2 B-S's, the first was awsome and the 2nd is going to keg this w/e. Belgian...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-04-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By FxdGrMind
Corey, we have had 3 hard freezes since they...

Corey, we have had 3 hard freezes since they first started popping up. 25-26 deg and ice everywhere, yet they keep coming!

How soon to trim back? Hate to waste root energy on bines that are...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-04-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By FxdGrMind
I started last year with 4 varieties (2 rhizomes...

I started last year with 4 varieties (2 rhizomes ea) and an 80' long patch.
One pole on each end and a center at 40' spaced 6' between like varieties and 16' between varieties. This will allow for...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-04-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By FxdGrMind
What to do??? HELP!

ok most of my 2nd year hops are sprouting nicely 4-5 shoots (nice!).

But one is just nuts! 21 shoots in a 8" dia. circle. EEEEK!

3-4" tall already and I don't know what to do. Ok 3-5 bines...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-28-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By FxdGrMind
Kegging is the way to go. My brewing...

Kegging is the way to go.

My brewing history/equip is nearly identical to yours. Went to kegging right off though. This year I went a step up to a SS brew kettle.

You will only regret kegs...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By FxdGrMind
You and I brewed the same beer at the same time. ...

You and I brewed the same beer at the same time. I did the same, lazy, waited 3 weeks to rack to 2ndary.
I also used 1388, my OG was 1.082 and my FG is 1.012. Cloudy just as yours.

I started...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,035
Posted By FxdGrMind
I have one of these Kettles. it's 9.2 gal, nice...

I have one of these Kettles. it's 9.2 gal, nice cone at the bottom to whirlpool in and the outlet is above so as to not draw trube yet drain fully.

Connections and welds are fantastic! No...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-19-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,905
Posted By FxdGrMind
Yup noticed last week, Hallertauer and Cascade...

Yup noticed last week, Hallertauer and Cascade were popping up.

But the last 2 mornings have been 30 and 29 deg with Afternoons in the High 50's. Haven't checked... scared to see frozen/limp/dead...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By FxdGrMind
I started growing Hops last year, and selected...

I started growing Hops last year, and selected the varieties by what grows well here and what I wanted in my beer recipes.
It's a great idea to go the whole way, but I'm thinking and have done, a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-07-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By FxdGrMind
New Kettle... first brewing

OMG!!!

Ok, so for a year, I've used a thin aluminum turkey fryer pot to boil my wort. I thought it was ok, but as dents have formed and it's so thin, the potential for a crack to form and leak...
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