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Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 06-26-2013, 02:49 AM
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Posted By hopmomma
some fun ideas

Hey folks! I recently got married and my husband (the master brewer) and I had a bit of a brewing themed wedding. Here's some favors/table toppers I did. They were a huge hit. I made the cake topper...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-17-2013, 07:30 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
how to use apricot

We are in the middle of making some brews for our wedding. We already have a few manly beers (rye ipa and smoked pale ale) but I'm whipping up something a little girlie for us lady-drinkers. We are...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-16-2013, 04:02 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
Personally, I would recommend not using extract...

Personally, I would recommend not using extract for the cherries. 1-4 lbs per gallon in secondary. I use frozen cherries from the grocery store. Just defrost, smash a little bit before you add. Also....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-16-2013, 03:54 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
Trumer pills....yuck

Trumer pills....yuck
Forum: General Techniques 10-30-2012, 02:32 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
Thanks so much for the ideas!

Thanks so much for the ideas!
Forum: General Techniques 10-27-2012, 05:13 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
Natural food stores have them, you should also be...

Natural food stores have them, you should also be able to find them in your common grocery store in the spices section. Little more costly this way though. (2 for $15)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-16-2012, 05:23 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
frozen carboys!?!

After washing all of the equipment, I was ready to transfer and dry hop an ipa. You could imagine my surprise when I stepped outside and found ten gallons of delicious beer frozen solid! For shame!...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-05-2012, 03:20 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
end of hop season?

I live in the bay area of California and we have had very cool summer here. Much cooler than the rest of the u.s. anyways. I have two hop varieties, Willamette an Chinook. Both are "first years". So...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-16-2012, 03:30 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f78/vanilla-caramel-cr...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f78/vanilla-caramel-cream-ale-23680/

this recipe is slightly vague as to when to add the lactose and vanilla. we added the lactose at secondary with only 2 oz of...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-16-2012, 03:23 AM
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Posted By hopmomma
Its an all grain recipe, ill post it here...

Its an all grain recipe, ill post it here tomorrow.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hopmomma
I've already constucted and brewed a brown ale...

I've already constucted and brewed a brown ale recipe that uses both Willamette and chinnook so that after I harvest i have something to brew. Im always trying to incorporate the hops I grow into a...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-05-2012, 11:13 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
I was amazed at how much they look like...

I was amazed at how much they look like Willamette. See.

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Forum: Hops Growing 08-05-2012, 10:54 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
Centennials look good! When picking by feel. If...

Centennials look good! When picking by feel. If the hop gives under pressure it's ready. It it still feels really solid when pinched, give it a little longer. Or let the hop barely start to brown. I...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-05-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hopmomma
I would have picked them off a little sooner but...

I would have picked them off a little sooner but the taste and smell and lupulin output is the important factor. Just used 3oz homegrown Chinook in a brew and the smell was amazimg! I haven't picked...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-04-2012, 08:02 PM
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Posted By hopmomma
I haven't tried the screens yet. I've not gotten...

I haven't tried the screens yet. I've not gotten enough to fill the dehydratir yet. Let me know what you chose to do
Forum: Hops Growing 08-04-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hopmomma
I haven't tried the screens yet. I've not gotten...

I haven't tried the screens yet. I've not gotten enough to fill the sehydratir yet. Let ne know what you chose ti do
Forum: Hops Growing 08-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hopmomma
I've already harvested 3.4 dry punches from my...

I've already harvested 3.4 dry punches from my chinook. Time to do my first Willamette harvesting too but doubt ill even get an ounce. Excited because I just got done creating a pale ale recipe to...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-27-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By hopmomma
I have begun harvesting the Chinook! And the...

I have begun harvesting the Chinook! And the Willamette has begun to cone! I did get a decent amount of "winged" cones but all is looking much better. These are first years that I dug up and...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-27-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,420
Posted By hopmomma
Why not go with something different easy and...

Why not go with something different easy and creative? Like a vanilla caramel cream ale. Mellow, pleasing to the palate, and memorable.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-24-2012, 02:41 AM
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Posted By hopmomma
Good luck.

Good luck.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-23-2012, 09:04 PM
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Views: 1,302
Posted By hopmomma
I had a small harvest this morning. First time. I...

I had a small harvest this morning. First time. I used the dry papery technique and browning technique. I got my first 3.2 ounces...with more on the bines. I used the dehydrator for this batch but...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-10-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By hopmomma
Tee hee!

Tee hee!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-10-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By hopmomma
into the kettle indeed. Maybe ill use The winged...

into the kettle indeed. Maybe ill use The winged cones for aroma therapy. Haven't decided. I'm sure my brewer boyfriend will not allow any cone to escape the kettle though.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-10-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By hopmomma
I've only got about 4 of them on my Chinook. All...

I've only got about 4 of them on my Chinook. All the other developing hops look fine. Still waiting for the Willamette to start doing somehing. Not much progress there.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-10-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By hopmomma
My beer is always heavenly! :)

My beer is always heavenly! :)
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