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Forum: DIY Projects 02-27-2012, 03:30 AM
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Posted By oconnor1981
Congratulations guy...I love the business...

Congratulations guy...I love the business plan...unless your leasing the land you can't really fail in this venture. No business is a guarantee but worse case scenario is you have more beer to drink...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-20-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,226
Posted By oconnor1981
Great Lakes Hops out of Michigan has really...

Great Lakes Hops out of Michigan has really stellar hop crowns...and even have a Canadian Red vine hop they sell...they are also on Facebook..I haven't bought from them yet but am going to add yo the...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-19-2012, 02:13 PM
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Posted By oconnor1981
I made a paddle out if 4' long piece of 1X6...

I made a paddle out if 4' long piece of 1X6 Maple. I will try and add a picture but this app keeps crashing on my phone ...not a 100% original idea but I made a barley grain design in the wide part...
Forum: Hops Growing 01-12-2012, 12:07 AM
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Views: 3,272
Posted By oconnor1981
If I'm not mistaken the Willamette hop is the...

If I'm not mistaken the Willamette hop is the American variety of the UK Fuggles hop to answer your question hockeyhunter99
Forum: Brewing Software 01-03-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By oconnor1981
Unfortunately I have an Android platform phone...

Unfortunately I have an Android platform phone and cannot find anything decent but I know for Iphone the most popular app is iBrewmaster app. If you watch Brewing TV, Michael Dawson, one of the hosts...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-14-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By oconnor1981
I have now looked at GLHs FB page and I have my...

I have now looked at GLHs FB page and I have my companies mixed up...there is a similarly named company in MN that I have bought a lot through and they sell good products however they have their...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-13-2011, 01:53 PM
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Posted By oconnor1981
Well to be more clear; If you order a rhizome...

Well to be more clear; If you order a rhizome through a hop rhizome distributer you will usually get a rhizome that is 4-6 inches long. The technique on planting them varies from person to person I'm...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-13-2011, 03:10 AM
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Posted By oconnor1981
Sorry to banter too much but if you look on this...

Sorry to banter too much but if you look on this forum you might find hop growers in Maine that will give you rhizome clippings to start your hops. Remember smaller rhizomes results in a slower start...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-13-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,747
Posted By oconnor1981
Well I have only been growing hops for the past...

Well I have only been growing hops for the past 2+ years but I have been gardening for years. I started hop growing by ordering 5 rhizomes through Freshops (http://www.freshops.com). I went with a...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-18-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By oconnor1981
Little late for your frost concerns but I live...

Little late for your frost concerns but I live just west of minneapolis and I harvested last week...crack a flower open and check for yellow sticky hop oil. I've found its better/ easier to pick...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-18-2011, 03:00 AM
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Posted By oconnor1981
This is my second year of growing hops but I have...

This is my second year of growing hops but I have been gardening for years. I went with rhizomes from freshops.com...which are available in the Spring. They have done great. Second year and all four...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By oconnor1981
High hops out of Colorado sells hop plants thru...

High hops out of Colorado sells hop plants thru at least September. I bought a couple. They are doing.g alright but Im not too certain there a good value. Basically I think they use a 3/4 inch...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-21-2011, 07:01 AM
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Posted By oconnor1981
I am only in my second year of hop growing, and...

I am only in my second year of hop growing, and for that matter I've only been gardening for about 5 years but I have heard that most vegetables and hops included will cross pollinate into a hybrid...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-19-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,625
Posted By oconnor1981
Do you have any pics of these hops from July?

Do you have any pics of these hops from July?
Forum: Electric Brewing 07-19-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By oconnor1981
I have heard of generators like this before and,...

I have heard of generators like this before and, I am aware the magnets can be used to generate electricity. I think this program however is a scam. I have to imagine that for the $100 price tag to...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-19-2011, 06:35 AM
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Posted By oconnor1981
The trellis is about 15 feet tall. I took a look...

The trellis is about 15 feet tall. I took a look at your hop project, and I also thought about growing mine on the south side of my house but decided to go with the trellis instead. I haven't a clue...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-19-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By oconnor1981
This is my second year with these four. I ordered...

This is my second year with these four. I ordered the rhizomes through freshops.com, and they have done well. I planted a Nugget, Willamette, Zues, and Cascade. I did lose a Galena that never really...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By oconnor1981
Very nice setup djsethall! When I see all these...

Very nice setup djsethall! When I see all these setup pictures posted in threads it certainly gets me jealous. I've been piecing together equipment as I go, and don't have too much tied up in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By oconnor1981
And presumably l would use a pump to get the wort...

And presumably l would use a pump to get the wort from the kettle to the fermenter? Or will gravity draw it?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By oconnor1981
Here is the pic..center is 1.75 inches from top...

Here is the pic..center is 1.75 inches from top of the weld. What do you mean dip tube
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By oconnor1981
about a 1/4 inch or so. Like a screwdriver was...

about a 1/4 inch or so. Like a screwdriver was punched through it. I bought it not knowing this off of an ebay store about 6 months ago, and I have no idea if the seller knew it or not but none the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By oconnor1981
Keggle help

I bought a keg off of ebay about 6 months ago, and am just now getting around to converting it into a keggle as I endeavor into all-grain brewing. As of now as I am just getting into AG I'm looking...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-14-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By oconnor1981
The other thing I will add on my Santos 4912m is...

The other thing I will add on my Santos 4912m is that I did not have to modify the door. I simply had to detach the removable shelves but was able to keep the vertical can holder on it.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-14-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By oconnor1981
Some people may not get hops the first year but I...

Some people may not get hops the first year but I put four rhizomes in Spring of 2010 (Minneapolis, MN), and I got hops on each of my hops (Williamette, Cascade, Nugget, Zues). I got a few ounces off...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-14-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By oconnor1981
Obviously there is a chance it would work but it...

Obviously there is a chance it would work but it looks like this one has a built in ice tray which would make it tough if not impossible to put a tower in. Most kegerators have been made out of the...
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