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Old 01-30-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
Jan 2013
York, Pennsylvania
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Hey guys! My friend has a bunch of open land in south-central PA and he's going to let me grow behind his blacksmith shop. Has anybody had good results in this area? Any particular breeds I should start with?
Planning: Heady Topper Clone,
Primary: Nutella Stout
Secondary 1:
Secondary 2:

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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Jan 2012
Rockville, MD
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south-central PA should be great for hops. my standard go-to first-timer suggestions are cascade, centennial, columbus and nugget. this assumes you like american pale ale/ipas.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?
- Conditioning: Empty-the-freezer DIPA (1 pound of hops in last 5 mins, Chico & 644 split)
- Drinking: English Barleywine (half on brett), local sour cherry kriek #2, sour blond on second-use cherries, 3726 + dregs mega-mix sour, Bugz n' Critters sour.
- Aging: 3726 saison w/ Lochristi, GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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You know I am in Halifax and they grow great here. Just test the soil I am ph and N defient here.
Got Hops?

There is no problem to big or small not to be fixed by enough beer!
Just do not have your beer held hostage by the wife or you will never get anything halfway done!

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