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Forum: Hops Growing 04-23-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I prefer mail to: Miles Thompson W6285...

I prefer mail to:

Miles Thompson
W6285 State Road 67
Plymouth, WI 53073

But I also have PayPal at mlsthmpsn@gmail.com, with additional charge for their fees. (that's why I am not fond of...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-21-2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By mthompson
In my research, I talked with a guy I know about...

In my research, I talked with a guy I know about the property. His grandfather (John O'Brien) traded his general store in Eden, WI for the farm (where the hops were dug up) back in 1919, because of...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-21-2014, 03:32 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Hops rhizomes for sale

I got out in the yard last week and did some root pruning.

I now have three varieties of rhizomes for sale; Cascade, Centennial, and a local wild variety....
Forum: Hops Growing 09-28-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 67
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Posted By mthompson
You were not kidding about the particles...

You were not kidding about the particles GVH_Dan!!

This is after just one tray on my oast from above....
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Forum: DIY Projects 09-28-2013, 11:14 AM
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Posted By mthompson
I finished up my hop oast a while back. ...

I finished up my hop oast a while back.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj56/mlsthmpsn/Brewing/HopsDryingOast_zps3dc0bf0d.jpg
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Forum: Hops Growing 09-28-2013, 11:06 AM
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Posted By mthompson
Packaged up the last of mine last week. ...

Packaged up the last of mine last week.

25.6 oz. Cascade.


1066.29oz
Forum: Hops Growing 08-31-2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By mthompson
They need to dry a bit more than that. You want...

They need to dry a bit more than that. You want them to be about 1/5th their wet weight. You are only at 1/4.

Your target weight is 6oz. or less.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-31-2013, 02:53 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Man, I suck at this. Didn't realize it was that...

Man, I suck at this. Didn't realize it was that kinda thread.... Will update as I go.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-31-2013, 01:31 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Oh sorry... That's my first round this year. ...

Oh sorry... That's my first round this year.

19.2 oz total (plus a couple cones here and there that ripened fast and I picked to put in my beers)
Forum: Hops Growing 08-31-2013, 01:25 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I wouldn't put too much weight on the flavor of...

I wouldn't put too much weight on the flavor of the wild hop cones. I found some several years ago, and did a quick 1 year trial where I took some rhizomes and grew them at home and mad a trellis for...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-31-2013, 01:14 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I put 19.2 oz. of Centennials in the freezer last...

I put 19.2 oz. of Centennials in the freezer last night. (2nd year plants and lowest yielding variety this year) ...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-31-2013, 02:35 AM
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Posted By mthompson
If you want to water/fertilize, the best thing...

If you want to water/fertilize, the best thing for a few plants is to setup a gravity-fed drip Irrigation system. I set one up for my 8 plants and could easily do more. I currently use a 55gal drum...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-30-2013, 05:55 PM
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Posted By mthompson
That's what I heard. I'm thinking of doing a...

That's what I heard. I'm thinking of doing a nettle/sumac beer sometime.... Sounds like a good candidate for using some of my wild hops cones.

All three of which I can harvest within 20 ft. of...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-30-2013, 03:31 PM
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Posted By mthompson
The trays are square, 34.5" x 34.5". Total of...

The trays are square, 34.5" x 34.5". Total of 12.2 cu. ft. if I remember. The 36" is OD for the unit.

I have been able to run a single variety at a time for drying every year, using larger...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-30-2013, 02:33 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I have a friend that owns a Heating/AC...

I have a friend that owns a Heating/AC business....he'll know what I need.





I wonder if it would help to design the unit with sort of a p-trap bend coming out of the oast and going...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-30-2013, 02:26 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Sure would make some pretty data plots!!! ...

Sure would make some pretty data plots!!! :rockin:

Here's the design I threw together, based around the small blowers I have on hand. ...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-30-2013, 12:45 PM
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Posted By mthompson
The cereal bowl is 1 oz., the rest are in a 5gal...

The cereal bowl is 1 oz., the rest are in a 5gal bucket.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj56/mlsthmpsn/Brewing/20130830_072113_6_bestshot_zpsacd9fb48.jpg

My guess is 1.4 lbs of centennial......
Forum: Hops Growing 08-30-2013, 12:37 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I know. She's not one to eat things. But I...

I know. She's not one to eat things. But I definitely watch them, and keep large quantities out of their "curious range".

She's a hunting dog and was much too content watching the gulls in the...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,228
Posted By mthompson
Hey Dan, Would you mind sharing just a bit...

Hey Dan,

Would you mind sharing just a bit about static pressure and hops? I am trying to figure out if these two fans I have will be enough to pull air through a design I am working on.

The...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-28-2013, 10:06 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Centennials got picked the other day. Bottom...

Centennials got picked the other day.

Bottom of the plants (and a guard dog)
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj56/mlsthmpsn/Brewing/20130824_084711_zps5d357170.jpg
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Forum: Hops Growing 07-25-2013, 01:38 PM
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Posted By mthompson
You just grab at the base of the individual hop...

You just grab at the base of the individual hop cones (near the stem), with the cone between your thumb and index/middle fingers....pull down and they come right off. Try not to squish them too much,...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-24-2013, 05:08 PM
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Posted By mthompson
All hop varieties vary in their time to cone...

All hop varieties vary in their time to cone maturity, and it is also a care/weather thing too. My Centennials will be ready by this weekend probably, Cascades right next to them have maybe another...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-23-2013, 01:08 PM
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Posted By mthompson
I hear you on that....no one really likes blue...

I hear you on that....no one really likes blue barrels all over there yard! :mug:

I painted mine a forest green color, and they really don't catch your eye at all. You should do a google search...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-22-2013, 05:59 PM
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Posted By mthompson
Hey TJ, If you raise the buckets up, you...

Hey TJ,

If you raise the buckets up, you will have more pressure. This will get water to the center emitters more evenly. Those emitters are designed to operate at around 15-20psi, which would be...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-20-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 103,111
Posted By mthompson
What year are the plants? First and second year...

What year are the plants? First and second year are not as good a quality as the third and beyond.
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