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Forum: Hops Growing 07-25-2013, 04:02 PM
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Posted By lkj7295
Wanted to send along an update. We had what...

Wanted to send along an update. We had what seemed like 30 straight days of rain and a LOT of it in late June, early July. I was really concerned about the amount of rain on the young plants, but...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-14-2013, 02:05 PM
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Views: 420
Posted By lkj7295
Yessir. the ones to the right are Magnum. The...

Yessir. the ones to the right are Magnum. The other two sections are Centennial and Cascade. We will obviously keep the varieties separate when we expand but first wanted to make sure its viable...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-13-2013, 02:29 PM
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Posted By lkj7295
NoBull hops - nano hop yard in NC.

Figured I'd post some pictures of our first year, nano hop yard here in NC. Situated on cattle farm in NC, hence the name. We plan to grow, but starting with only 100 plants.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-21-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,671
Posted By lkj7295
I've never used immersion, but I recently picked...

I've never used immersion, but I recently picked up a Blichmann therminator and it cooled my 6gal of wort down in one pass to 78-80 degrees. I know these guys are pricey, but dang it worked good for...
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 11-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By lkj7295
40/42 area here. Anybody had any of the Deep...

40/42 area here. Anybody had any of the Deep River beers yet?
Forum: DIY Projects 09-03-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By lkj7295
After my first failure with the frozen/blocked...

After my first failure with the frozen/blocked piple, I tried again but this time I let the wort fill up the coil first. Then I put the ice in the tub. this worked well for cooling as the wort came...
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 08-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,143
Posted By lkj7295
Don't forget, next friday is last day for...

Don't forget, next friday is last day for submitting your entries!
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 06-22-2012, 07:56 PM
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Views: 448
Posted By lkj7295
Need TIG/Stainless welding in Raleigh area

Anybody in the Raleigh area have or know anyone that does TIG/Stainless welding? Working on my single tier keg brewing system, have all the holes drilled, fittings ready to go, but no welder.
Forum: Introductions 06-22-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By lkj7295
Welcome guys. Also in Raleigh here and agree...

Welcome guys. Also in Raleigh here and agree that the guys American Brewmasters are awesome. Did you guys hear about the home brew competition at the NC state fair this year? check out ...
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 06-20-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,143
Posted By lkj7295
Does anyone plan on entering? If so just curious...

Does anyone plan on entering? If so just curious how many entries and what catagories you plan on entering.
Forum: DIY Projects 06-10-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,531
Posted By lkj7295
The chiller actually worked too well, or should I...

The chiller actually worked too well, or should I say it was user error. The mistake I made was putting the ice in the tub before I had wort in the coil. Once I put the ice in the tub, the water...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-09-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,531
Posted By lkj7295
That definitely was a thought i had, but i can...

That definitely was a thought i had, but i can buy a 10 lb bag for a buck a piece so i figured it was still a viable option. looking forward to see how it performs, hoping to do a batch this...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-09-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,531
Posted By lkj7295
Different take on wort chilling

I've seen the immersion chillers and such, but decided to try my own technique. Instead of an immersion chiller I figured i'd run 50ft of 3/8 copper through and Iced up tub. It's not finished yet,...
Forum: Introductions 06-06-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By lkj7295
Hey all. Not sure if this is news to everyone or...

Hey all. Not sure if this is news to everyone or not, but wanted to share anyhow. Looks like home brewers as well as commercial brewers will be able to compete at the 2012 NC state fair this year.
...
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 06-05-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,143
Posted By lkj7295
Home Brewer competition at NC State Fair 2012

Hey all. Not sure if this is news to everyone or not, but wanted to share anyhow. Looks like home brewers as well as commercial brewers will be able to compete at the 2012 NC state fair this year. ...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-22-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,501
Posted By lkj7295
Does anyone have any rhizomes left that they want...

Does anyone have any rhizomes left that they want to sell? i know its late in the year, but trying to get some in the ground now so they'll do better next year.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-19-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 61,252
Posted By lkj7295
My hop garden 2012

Here are my hops this year. the Magnum and Centennials are going crazy
Forum: Introductions 11-18-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 32
Posted By lkj7295
Also in Raleigh area. All grain is the way to go....

Also in Raleigh area. All grain is the way to go. Coming up on 1 year brewing next month. Already looking to increase production, 5 gal at a time isn't enough, but then again can you ever make...
Forum: Introductions 07-12-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 29
Posted By lkj7295
Welcome! you will find all kinds of great...

Welcome! you will find all kinds of great information around here. I'm actually in the same area around 40/42. I'm 6 batches in so I'm on the new side as well, but you will get hooked. I also...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-05-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 57,251
Posted By lkj7295
All looking good. Here is my first year setup,...

All looking good. Here is my first year setup, the Magnums are doing the best.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-08-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By lkj7295
Saccharo - I'm from IL too, used to live up in...

Saccharo - I'm from IL too, used to live up in the far west burbs of Chicago. We are down here in Johnston Co (still Raleigh, go figure) now. Yea, I've read the stories about different varietals...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By lkj7295
6/6/2011 update

Here we are just into June and the girls are doing well I've cleaned up the weeds and put in some mulch. It also looks like a few flowers are coming in on the magnums as well.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-18-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By lkj7295
Hop Palace update

Hey guys, just at 6 weeks and i have 11 of 12 climbing. 2 of the Magnums are going strong at about 4 feet. Here is the updated pics. Obviously i need to do a little more weeding, but I have pulled...
Forum: Introductions 04-27-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 152
Posted By lkj7295
Also in Raleigh but out in Johnston Co. Being...

Also in Raleigh but out in Johnston Co. Being from the midwest I thought I was moving away from the tornadoes, but apparently not. Glad you were able to still finish the brew, some folks were not...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-27-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,662
Posted By lkj7295
Looks good to me. I used a similar approach with...

Looks good to me. I used a similar approach with the 4x4's buried and ran wire back to match roof line of my storage shed. It works well, but one thing that i noticed that without a guy line to...
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