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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-30-2009, 03:50 PM
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Posted By killerhertz
For the highest quality, you need to use a vector...

For the highest quality, you need to use a vector art program like Adobe Illustrator. Applications like Photoshop and Gimp are raster-based, meaning when you draw your logo, it is represented by...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By killerhertz
Try diatomaceous earth. It's meant to suck the...

Try diatomaceous earth. It's meant to suck the life out of arthropods.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-15-2009, 06:31 PM
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Views: 981
Posted By killerhertz
If you're all organic, I'd say go for it. It's...

If you're all organic, I'd say go for it. It's recommended you eat them when they're young, like the shoots. I imagine they're very tough to chew as the bines mature.

Hop plant parts used...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2009, 06:57 PM
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Views: 617,939
Posted By killerhertz
What does the water to grain ratio affect? Is it...

What does the water to grain ratio affect? Is it okay to use more water so it's easier to cover the grains? I'm not sure how Beer Smith comes up with the recommended numbers, but it's telling me that...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-11-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By killerhertz
The wings look too long to be fungus gnats, but...

The wings look too long to be fungus gnats, but you might want to look into those. They're a PITA and strive in wet/humid conditions. Hopefully your soil isn't too saturated?
Forum: Hops Growing 06-09-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,233
Posted By killerhertz
Water can knock them off, but it won't kill them...

Water can knock them off, but it won't kill them or keep them away. I find they just keep on coming. If you see ants on plants with aphids, they're there to farm (their nectar) and protect the aphids...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By killerhertz
I'm growing hops on my condo balcony. I topped...

I'm growing hops on my condo balcony. I topped them off last night because it was starting to grow outside of the balcony and up the side of the building. The condo association already hates me for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By killerhertz
Yeah I saw that. Anywhere from 50-100. Insane.

Yeah I saw that. Anywhere from 50-100. Insane.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By killerhertz
SN Neon Beer Signs on Ebay?

I'm looking to buy a neon beer sign as a housewarming gift for a friend. He's intent on setting up a bar in the basement so I thought I'd help get him started.

He really likes SN, so I found these...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-30-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By killerhertz
Not really sunny. It was dusk. Maybe 7:00pm after...

Not really sunny. It was dusk. Maybe 7:00pm after work. It's been in the low 80s max. You think they got burned by the pesticide? It's all natural...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By killerhertz
Diagnosis Stat!

A couple of nights ago I sprayed my hops with an organic insecticide after noticing some pests (white flies?) causing some small holes to form on the leaves. My Warrior plant also had some minor leaf...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By killerhertz
I bought a rhizome from freshops a month ago....

I bought a rhizome from freshops a month ago. Looks like they're out now...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-28-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By killerhertz
Btw, I just noticed my Warrior vines are starting...

Btw, I just noticed my Warrior vines are starting to have mild symptoms similar to yours. My 2 Cascades seem to be unaffected for whatever reason. I looked closer and noticed a few aphids on the...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By killerhertz
The leaves look like they're getting chewed up?

The leaves look like they're getting chewed up?
Forum: Brewing Software 05-27-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By killerhertz
Tell that to the brew computers at Anheuser Busch...

Tell that to the brew computers at Anheuser Busch that make beer consistent beer from year to year!
Forum: Hops Growing 05-14-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By killerhertz
Maybe this is my inner engineer talking, but I...

Maybe this is my inner engineer talking, but I highly recommend keeping a brewing log/journal. I typically keep one anytime I'm experimenting with new recipes and techniques. If you just sketch out...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-11-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By killerhertz
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2823079724_3f2...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2823079724_3f239efafd.jpg?v=1220392885

Found this via some searching. I have a nugget rhizome in the ground, but currently the leaves are quite small. This...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-05-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By killerhertz
How close to soil for twine?

I have 3 rhizomes in 20" planters, all in their first year. My cascades just sprouted. One of them is about 5 inches high, the other just broke dirt. I inserted wooden stakes into the pots and...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-23-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,671
Posted By killerhertz
Was it about cannabis and hops? I saw that too,...

Was it about cannabis and hops? I saw that too, but the general consensus is that it does nothing, i.e. no THC infused hops.

Considering hops are so hardy, I wonder if there are any benefits to...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-22-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,671
Posted By killerhertz
Hop Grafting?

Has anyone stumbled upon any articles related to grafting hops to other rootstock or vice versa? I'm curious :)
Forum: Hops Growing 04-13-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By killerhertz
I have a relatively small balcony with southern...

I have a relatively small balcony with southern exposure in a garden style condo. I planted a cascade rhizome last week into a 20" pot. Bought some organic potting soil, organic fertilizer spikes,...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-08-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,763
Posted By killerhertz
I'm on my first year as well. I've read that each...

I'm on my first year as well. I've read that each year the first bine should be cut back to encourage stronger bines to come up. Is this something we should worry about the first year? I don't want...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,175
Posted By killerhertz
Blown Glass Tap Handles

I just saw this written up in BeerAdvocate and thought I'd share:

Tap Handles (http://liquidglassco.com/page1/page4/page4.html)

Purty. Would look nice in a more modern looking bar.
Forum: American Ale 01-16-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 693,464
Posted By killerhertz
To date I've only brewed extract while steeping...

To date I've only brewed extract while steeping grains (Crystal). I'd like to try this but with the mini-mash method.

I've been using BeerSmith in my brewing and I've noticed a dramatic...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By killerhertz
Certainly. If you have a carboy, you could also...

Certainly. If you have a carboy, you could also try a t-shirt/sweatshirt of some kind. This has the added benefit of adding insulating and temperature control. If you want to drop fermentation...
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