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Old 03-10-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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It looks to be coming in pretty well!
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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Sweet man keep us updated. Any special techniques your using to grow these puppies? Good luck

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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Very cool. If I ever have a yard, I'm definitely going to try this. And I'll definitely grow hops, as well.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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No secret techniques. Tilled the earth, scattered the seed with one of those rotary grass seed planters and just let it grow. Didn't have to use any fertilizer and we've had so much rain this year it just grew great all by itself. Probably should have put some kind of nitrogen to it early in the grow season but it seems to have done great without. I'm currently looking around the property for a few places shaded to the west so I can plant a few hop rhizomes. Gets hot down here in the summer and from what I hear plants need shade from the afternoon sun.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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Are you planning on malting this stuff yourself? It seems to me from reading about the different stages of beer production that malting is by far and away the most difficult aspect of making good beer.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:28 AM   #6
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Yeah, I'm going to give malting a try. There are quite a few videos on youtube. I figured I'd start out just making a base malt and just buy my specialty malts

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:25 AM   #7
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Let us know how it turns out! I'll be subscribing to this thread as I'm interested in growing my own barley and malting it myself in the future as well.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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Aaaaah man. I'm jealous- it is still snowy as hell up here. I've grown barley accidentally a few times up here and would love to give it a shot for real. Keep records of your malting process for us!

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:22 AM   #9
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I saw your picture and Sting started singing [i]Fields of Gold[/] in my head.

Can't wait to hear how this goes for you.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:28 AM   #10
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How do you plan to harvest it?

 
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