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Forum: Hops Growing 02-11-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
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Interesting alternative. If you are very serious...

Interesting alternative. If you are very serious I have a hopyard started going into its 3rd year. We grow Cascade, Chinook, Willamette, and Nugget. Let me know more.
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-16-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,188
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
I say fans unite and Boycott the NHL once things...

I say fans unite and Boycott the NHL once things are settled!!! Both sides are there for OUR entertainment but the Greedy Bastards are arguing over how to divide the money WE pay THEM!!! Let them...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-30-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,797
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
I think you need to go to the next level and...

I think you need to go to the next level and build a reflux column as the keg would be a super boiler...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-30-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,865
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If I'm trying for something specific I pretty...

If I'm trying for something specific I pretty much stay the course, BUT every March I throw together the Mother Hubbord's Cupboard. It's a brew with any and all leftover grains and malt extracts and...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-10-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
I did my first Graff and went with Windsor...

I did my first Graff and went with Windsor yeast... Seemed to do a nice job. I just transfered to a secondary and will probably keg it up Monday.
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-06-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,337
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
This sounds like a perfect project for right...

This sounds like a perfect project for right after the first of the year. I think I'll try it and call it Cabin Fever Reliever!!! Only thing I'll do differently is toast the coconut and probably...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-31-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
TO paraphrase the Late James Brown, " Bobby what...

TO paraphrase the Late James Brown, " Bobby what you gonna brew now? I don't know, BUT whatever I brew it's got to be FUNKY!!!"
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Congaree Bob's Alewerks... Lager than life, For...

Congaree Bob's Alewerks... Lager than life, For what Ales ya!!!
Forum: Cider Forum 10-24-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
I kind of figured. But thanks for the...

I kind of figured. But thanks for the confirmation Thor. Happy Brewing!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-21-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
The Impossible?

I've got a homebrew comp that needs the entries in 3 weeks. If I put it up on Sunday 10/21, can I enter a simple Graff in the competition? Recipe is very basic... 3 gallons cider, 4 lbs DME...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-21-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Newer to Ciders

I've been homebrwing for about 15 years and finally came into putting up a cider in early September. Just found a simple recipe for a Graff and was wondering if it was possible to pull this off in a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-21-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,155
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Could go with Swampwater Stout, Satan's Spunk,...

Could go with Swampwater Stout, Satan's Spunk, Necromancer's Nectar, Coalminer's Milk... Just to name a few
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-24-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
I say "If it feels good... DO IT!!" I personally...

I say "If it feels good... DO IT!!" I personally dump my adjucts into a fine colendar and rinse them off into the primary prior to tranfering the wort. Never had a problem and it cools the spent...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-24-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Quick Question

Is there a 1 to 1 substitution for DME and LME? For example if I was to use 6.6 lbs of LME would I use 6.6 of DME if I did not have the LME? Always wondered...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-27-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
I apologize for not seeing the other thread on...

I apologize for not seeing the other thread on this. Also Pheonixs4r... I'm sorry for the sand that got kicked in your vagina!!! I further more thought this was a good spot to air a grievance on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Is it just me or...

Are any of you out in HomebrewLand tired of the larger Craft Brewers flooding the market with traditional Seasonal Brews 2-3 months ahead of schedule? I fully understand the Market share/first to...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-25-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Day Trippr... Great looking cones... What do...

Day Trippr... Great looking cones... What do you use to fertilize? Ours are no where near that nice...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-23-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Looks like you got infected w/ Powdery or downey...

Looks like you got infected w/ Powdery or downey mildew and it raised some great Higgly-Piggly with their development. A good prevention measure is to spray early on with a baking soda and water...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-20-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Pretty much hit the nail on the head Mr Wrench. ...

Pretty much hit the nail on the head Mr Wrench. We are a young hopyard and we are still trying to flush out the feasability of a larger hopyard. Every time one question is answered another 2-3 are...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-18-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
HopYard Field Day in Massachusetts

Let's see if this works... Click this link for more info and to register.

http://www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/hopsMA8142012.pdf
Forum: Hops Growing 07-07-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
BEst to start by taking a soil sample and sending...

BEst to start by taking a soil sample and sending it for analysis to your state college soils lab. This will give you a jumping off point and recommendations on how to ammend your soil for your...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-29-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
B-Hoppy said it best. Also might try to...

B-Hoppy said it best. Also might try to propegate those root cuttings into new plants indoors.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-29-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
All you can do is keep them watered... We just...

All you can do is keep them watered... We just got our drip irrigation in and attached a 300 gallon water buffalo to the line. Takes ~6 hours to empty but the plants seem happier.
Forum: Hops Growing 06-28-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,431
Posted By GoodRatsBrew
Lookin' good for year one. Remember there may...

Lookin' good for year one. Remember there may not be muchabove ground but underground those roots are getting established. Our 1st year were only about 4 feet tall and we got a small paint bucket...
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