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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-12-2014, 02:09 AM
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Posted By brooksy
It always takes longer for this yeast to work for...

It always takes longer for this yeast to work for me, the only time it took over 48 hours was when i rehydrated it. My theory is that it gets bad temperature shock from going to a coolish fermenter...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By brooksy
My experience with deer is that they love young...

My experience with deer is that they love young sprouts and young leaves. The only way to deter them at my house is with chicken wire cages.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By brooksy
I personally would just leave it and let the root...

I personally would just leave it and let the root grow nice and strog for the coming years.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-11-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By brooksy
That is what they do when the main bine breaks,...

That is what they do when the main bine breaks, the two offshoots are now two new main bines, congrats!
Forum: Hops Growing 05-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By brooksy
No, i live out river road past the fairgrounds....

No, i live out river road past the fairgrounds. Im only a few hundred feet above the river but we usually hold out our cold weather longer than in town. I certainly wouldnt say its god awful ;)
Forum: Hops Growing 05-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By brooksy
Well they have several places to drink now, but i...

Well they have several places to drink now, but i get your point. And yes plains is in its own little banana belt as i like to say, but we still have some dramatic weather shifs, especially at the...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By brooksy
Yes sir! What type of work would you need?

Yes sir! What type of work would you need?
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By brooksy
Oh, and i see you are propagating your own hop...

Oh, and i see you are propagating your own hop verieties. If you want someone to grow a rhizome in the plains area you know who to call ;)
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By brooksy
Haha, yeah.

Haha, yeah.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By brooksy
Not too far from whitefish. Between whitefish and...

Not too far from whitefish. Between whitefish and coeur d lane
Forum: Hops Growing 05-13-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By brooksy
Plains area.

Plains area.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By brooksy
I have yet to see the montana weather do any...

I have yet to see the montana weather do any damage to my plants in the 4 years ive been growing, they are some tough buggers!
Forum: Hops Growing 04-25-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By brooksy
+1 on what halifax said. Every year i have a...

+1 on what halifax said. Every year i have a little pannic because my centennials sprout and start growing later and slower than the rest.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By brooksy
I wouldnt trim any first year bines. The only...

I wouldnt trim any first year bines. The only times I have had withered dry leafs was necause of over fertilization, or because of umder watering. If it was me I'd just let them be. The first year is...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-14-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By brooksy
My 4th year nuggets are almost black!

My 4th year nuggets are almost black!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By brooksy
I did notice that this one was an isoamyl acetate...

I did notice that this one was an isoamyl acetate bomb. Trust me it won't last, just let it condition properly and you'll be fine.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-17-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By brooksy
Thank you for the post sir! Please keep us...

Thank you for the post sir! Please keep us updated.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-16-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,723
Posted By brooksy
Please do, I would like to read the whole story...

Please do, I would like to read the whole story with your experience and tips.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-16-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By brooksy
Uh, what? Wild barley? Why have I not heard...

Uh, what? Wild barley? Why have I not heard of/thought of/researched/obsessed/used this idea before? Id like to know how it tastes!
Forum: Hops Growing 08-13-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By brooksy
Heck yes, I heard that the other day. I live near...

Heck yes, I heard that the other day. I live near plains now and my cascades are starting to form solid cones. I don't know the ripeness of your plants, but if their like mine then I bet you could...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-10-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By brooksy
My hops in NW MT are just starting to form cones...

My hops in NW MT are just starting to form cones (3rd year), so I don't know. I'd say if they smell good and look good on brew day then do it! No regerts!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-09-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By brooksy
I just used this yeast in a belgian stout and I...

I just used this yeast in a belgian stout and I planned for 76% attenuation.... not even close! It dropped from 1.076 to 1.018 in a day, now a week later its still chugging down past 1.012. The neat...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-07-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By brooksy
I let mine hang, if they are feisty enough they...

I let mine hang, if they are feisty enough they will find the line and go up on their own.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-06-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By brooksy
The lower sidearms usually don't produce much if...

The lower sidearms usually don't produce much if at all. I just let them be, they don't do any harm.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-29-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By brooksy
It looks like a "yeast raft" that some english...

It looks like a "yeast raft" that some english strains have given me.
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