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Forum: India Pale Ale 07-07-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By barhoc11
I just kegged this and began the dry hopping so I...

I just kegged this and began the dry hopping so I took a sample and WOW this is probably the best beer I have had directly from the fermenter, and I have made a lot of beer in the past few years. I...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 93,063
Posted By barhoc11
I don't remember exactly how much but I started...

I don't remember exactly how much but I started off small and tasted it as I added it. It wasn't an overnight process for sure but I think adding ANY lactose is going to really help you out.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 06-25-2014, 03:17 PM
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Views: 93,063
Posted By barhoc11
I did a strawberry blonde last year, I had to add...

I did a strawberry blonde last year, I had to add a little lactose to counter the bitterness of the strawberries/extra fermentation. I am brewing up an 11 gal batch of this beer today and plan to put...
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 117,192
Posted By barhoc11
Great point, maybe I will split the difference...

Great point, maybe I will split the difference and keg it up after 4 weeks primary and let it sit until closer to our party, then toss in the hops for a few days. I would then put it in my keezer to...
Forum: India Pale Ale 06-13-2014, 01:11 PM
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Views: 117,192
Posted By barhoc11
I made this up for an upcoming party (End of...

I made this up for an upcoming party (End of July) for the second time 3 weeks ago so I am getting ready to either secondary this or let it sit a little longer. I have a question that I think I...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-09-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By barhoc11
The issue is that my potted hops grow/grew fine,...

The issue is that my potted hops grow/grew fine, its the fact that I transplanted them and now they are not growing. The only other thing is that I planted the hops in soil that used to grow Iris's...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By barhoc11
So new ones grew in after the old ones that had...

So new ones grew in after the old ones that had previously grew in the pots died off? It sounds like the bines only like certain soil and are finicky to the soil?

Should I try to get my nugget out...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By barhoc11
Hop Bines Dying Off

A few weeks ago I planted a first year Cascade plant that had been growing in a container into the ground, since it was over a foot long and was very healthy.

Since planting into the ground, the...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By barhoc11
Hop Bine Tip Dead

As I work through some of the joys of hop growing for the first time, I am encountering things that seem 'off' to me based on work with other plants.

My latest issue I have is that all of a sudden...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By barhoc11
You are saying I should avoid sisal twine? Do you...

You are saying I should avoid sisal twine? Do you have a link to where I can buy some manila twine?
Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By barhoc11
Ahh, I did not see that. I am growing them up...

Ahh, I did not see that. I am growing them up about 12 feet to some O hooks I put into the side of my house. I am now thinking of going with some of this instead...
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Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By barhoc11
Will this twine work for hop growing?

I picked some of this up from Home Depot the other day, has anyone used this or know if it will work?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-21-x-525-ft-Bundling-Twine-Natural-14109/202048180
Forum: Hops Growing 05-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By barhoc11
Thanks, that is what I was hoping to hear so I...

Thanks, that is what I was hoping to hear so I will keep them nice and moist and see what happens. My Cascades shot through the dirt in less than a week so I will hope these do the same in 2 weeks.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By barhoc11
Hop Rhizomes received dry

I am new to the hop growing game so any help is appreciated.

Almost 2 weeks ago I received some Cascade rhizomes in the mail and they had multiple white bines coming off of them already and have...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-09-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By barhoc11
Growing Hops in large containers in the ground

I couldn't find an answer for this when I searched so hopefully someone can help me out...

Could I plant large pots into the ground and grow hops in that? I want to grow hops in an area that gets...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By barhoc11
Great giveaway!

Great giveaway!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-10-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By barhoc11
That did the trick, perfect pour now. Thanks!

That did the trick, perfect pour now. Thanks!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-10-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By barhoc11
Sanke Newbie - Need Help

I picked up a keg of Sam Adam's Winter Lager yesterday and put it in my keezer last night to stay cold until my sanke coupler arrived in the mail today. When I got my coupler today, I notice this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-15-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 59,416
Posted By barhoc11
I brewed this up last weekend and my numbers were...

I brewed this up last weekend and my numbers were way low, I had an OG around 1.075 and I am NEVER that low on my brews. Because I am this low, can anyone help me out with what to do for the oaking...
Forum: English Brown Ale 08-27-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 83,742
Posted By barhoc11
OG was about 1.037 and I hit the mash temps spot...

OG was about 1.037 and I hit the mash temps spot on so I would guess that I should get the desired results. I bet I am just tasting green beer at this point but I was curious as to when this beer...
Forum: English Brown Ale 08-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 83,742
Posted By barhoc11
Took a hydro sample yesterday (after 5 days in...

Took a hydro sample yesterday (after 5 days in primary) and I am at 1.014 so it looks like something took place. I just hope I can get down a few more points in the next couple days.

I sampled...
Forum: English Brown Ale 08-21-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 83,742
Posted By barhoc11
I brewed this and pitched my yeast (Nottingham)...

I brewed this and pitched my yeast (Nottingham) on Saturday but I have never gotten any major krausen like I do with every other beer I made. I know the sugar content of this beer is low so is this...
Forum: American Ale 08-17-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 839,445
Posted By barhoc11
Strawberry Blonde

Just as an FYI for anyone wanting to turn this into a Strawberry Blonde, I took 5 gallons of this recipe and put it over 6lbs of thawed frozen strawberries (from Costco) into a strainer bag and...
Forum: Stout 08-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 194,713
Posted By barhoc11
Any issue using Wyeast American Ale 1272 yeast...

Any issue using Wyeast American Ale 1272 yeast for this recipe?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 59,416
Posted By barhoc11
Do 'toasted' french oak chips work for this? How...

Do 'toasted' french oak chips work for this? How about these from midwest?
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