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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-28-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By WildHopHunter
Custom Size Fermenting Bucket?

Hi Everyone - I just bought a used mini-fridge to control fermentation temperature. My normal 12" diameter 5 gallon fermentation bucket will only fit in the fridge if I rest 1/2 of the bucket on the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-18-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By WildHopHunter
Winter Wheat Problem

Hi Everyone - Recently I was given a couple of cans of extract (Light & Wheat) from a friend who never got around to brewing. Being winter time I really didn't want to brew a Hefeweizen. I decided to...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-04-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By WildHopHunter
Wild Brew Take 2

SWild Brew Take 1:
This past spring I took my first shot at brewing a wild ale. I took some left over 2nd runnings from a Hefewiezen put it in a jar and left it out on my deck for a couple of days....
Forum: General Techniques 08-03-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By WildHopHunter
You can say that again!!! It's a real hop slap in...

You can say that again!!! It's a real hop slap in the face but that is the way I like it. I have used 2 oz of Chinook in a lot of my IPA's, I was initially going for a Stone Ruination type of...
Forum: General Techniques 08-03-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By WildHopHunter
Thanks for the response. I think the question...

Thanks for the response. I think the question that I am trying to ask is not if the overall bitterness will change but by changing the hop schedule can I achieve a more 3-dimensional hop...
Forum: General Techniques 08-03-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By WildHopHunter
Hop Schedule Question

Hi Everyone - I have question about hop schedules. When I brew IPA's I generally put in a generous amount of hops at distinct points in the boil, usually at 60, 30 & 15 minutes. I have noticed that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By WildHopHunter
Hi Henry - I think this recipe looks good. I just...

Hi Henry - I think this recipe looks good. I just finished brewing an IPA that is really close your recipe, except in my recipe I had corn sugar where you have Vienna malt.

My brew really dried...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-30-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By WildHopHunter
I have found that primary fermentation wraps up...

I have found that primary fermentation wraps up in 7 - 10 days if brewing an ale. I usually wait 3 weeks when fermenting lagers in the low 50's.
I think that 30 days is excessive, it's not...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-30-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By WildHopHunter
Hops on the Ground

So here in the Boston area we have been getting a ridculous amount of rain this year. Yesterday my hop trellis finally gave up, between the soft ground and wind load it fell over. This trellis had...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-16-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By WildHopHunter
Reducing IPA FG

Hi everyone - I'm getting ready to brew an Imperial IPA. I would like this beer to have a dry finish. I have set up my recipe to have an OG of 1.085. When I put the recipe into the Brewers Friend...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-07-2013, 09:21 PM
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Views: 104,274
Posted By WildHopHunter
My hops are getting some good growth this year....

My hops are getting some good growth this year. We have been getting plenty of rain here in Massachusetts.

Trellis 1 (3rd Year): Centennial, EKG, Magnum, Wild Cluster
Trellis 2 (2nd Year):...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-03-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,615
Posted By WildHopHunter
I have almost finished harvesting my hops for the...

I have almost finished harvesting my hops for the year. The big winner was my first year Columbus which produced 1 lb (wet) --> 4.75oz (dry)

2nd year Magnum: .25oz dry
2nd year Centennial: 1.3 oz...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-03-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By WildHopHunter
Hey Guys - I'm a 2nd year hop grower and by no...

Hey Guys - I'm a 2nd year hop grower and by no means an expert. I have been dealing with the same issue. I pick the hops when I squeeze them and they are dry and sound like crepe paper. I have...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-15-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By WildHopHunter
Thanks for the advice, I will cut the Magnums and...

Thanks for the advice, I will cut the Magnums and EKG on my next harvest.

Alane1 - I am guessing that the wild hops are Clusters. I am actually south of the city (Walpole). I have read that you...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-14-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By WildHopHunter
Hop Harvest Dilemma

Hi Everyone - I am in the middle of a hop harvest dilemma. My hop trellis is a maypole where I have 4 different hop varieties growing into one another. On this trellis are 2nd year Centennials, EKG...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-12-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,889
Posted By WildHopHunter
Last year I ended up making a Pumpkin/Coffee...

Last year I ended up making a Pumpkin/Coffee stout. I added 30oz of canned pumpkin to the boil without any spices addded. I transferred the pumpkin & trub into primary which I had a hell of a time...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-22-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By WildHopHunter
Hi everyone - Thanks for the replies. I guess...

Hi everyone - Thanks for the replies. I guess that I will start keeping timeline notes on when the different hop species I am growing start to flower and turn into cones.

As for the Maypole...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-18-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By WildHopHunter
Question about when Hops Flower

Hi Everyone - I am in my 2nd season of growing hops. I have included a picture of my trellis, its a May Pole design. I have 4 different hop varieties on this May Pole: 2nd year Centennials, 2nd year...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By WildHopHunter
Reusing & Repitching Yeast

Hi Everyone - Lately I have been collecting, washing and storing yeast after primary fermentation. This yields quite a bit of yeast. When I make a starter to get the yeast active again, how much...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-11-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By WildHopHunter
Thanks for the replies, I used 1 oz of...

Thanks for the replies,

I used 1 oz of Norther Brewer hops (.5 oz at 60 min, .5 oz at 45 min) and 2 oz of wild hops at 30 minutes.

The OG was ~1.052 and the FG ~ 1.014, these figures are pretty...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-11-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By WildHopHunter
California Common - Fruity Esters

Hi Everyone - I am a long timer luker but this is my first post. I recently tried brewing a California Common, its the 1st time I've tried brewing a hybrid style beer. After primary fermentation the...
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