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    Canadian Roll Call!!

    When is everyone planted there hops this year....here in kingston ontario is been 15-22 all week. .although suppose to go down to 0 Sunday monday. ..I'm thinking about taking straw off my beds and planting new rhizomes next Wednesday. What's everyone else doing?
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    efficiency

    No 8 gallons into the boil....
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    efficiency

    Rectangle 48 qt cooler for tun...I use a manifold which I did knock off while stirring so I grabbed my neighbours mesh filter with siphon
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    efficiency

    Mashing at 1.5 q/lbs so 7 gallons stirring at begging mid way and end mash.. sparge with 3.75 g and hit 8 gallon yield. ...bit higher then I was aiming for 5.5 gallon batch
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    efficiency

    Hey guys I'm on my about 5th AG brew. And having problems with hitting OG. Stuck around 57-60% efficiency. Originally thought it was because of mash temp. aiming for 152 and was hitting 148. I'm in boiling a IIPA right now and hit 155 mash...batch sparged for 10 min at 170. took reading and got...
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    Canadian Roll Call!!

    beergrains.com has 10% off on Mondays or Tuesdays I think
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    Not to spiced christmas beer.

    Thanks for all the input. I'm looking at a recipe on HBT called Holly (christmas ale). I think this will be what I try. Looking forward to something different. And then I'll have to get a barley wine on for next winter!!!:mug: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=145580
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    Not to spiced christmas beer.

    looks good....but i'm trying to get away from the IPA's i've been brewing recentley
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    Not to spiced christmas beer.

    Hey guys and gals I'm really interested in doing a christmas brew. Would love to do a barley wine but assume i'm a little late for that. So was thinking about a spiced beer. Only thing is i'm not sure if I want to drink 5 gal of spiced beer. I normally like my beer tasting like beer. Now I will...
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    Canadian Roll Call!!

    I just brewed an IPA with the Columbus and used an ounce of centennial from the local brew shop. The Columbus still smelt fantastic and in the boil it was the best smelling beer ive made. I still need to dry hop in a week or so, hopefully this will be the best beer yet! I'm in Kingston, Ontario...
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    Canadian Roll Call!!

    Ok so I haven't updated in a while on my hops. Both 1st year I planted Columbus and Cascade just before start of June. Columbus did amazing grew up around 13 ft and produced 1 lbs 2.4 oz of delicous hops!!! the cascades not so well but I think they were stunted because I stupidly put a shovel...
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    Thermometer

    I am getting a new thermometer! Just figured I would use another one to double check just so it doesn't happen again in the future. But I guess if I calibrate it before every batch I should be able to trust it will work. (hopefully)
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    Thermometer

    Yes your right...Thanks
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    Thermometer

    I was just talking to my neighbor looking for pointers and why I had an off flavor in my beer. Some how we got on to the topic of thermometers and I came home to try to verify it was accurate. Turns out it reads 13 degrees higher then it actually is. So my mash in at 154 is really mashing in at...
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    Hop Dry picture tutorial

    My Cascade have grown to around 4 feet. I have 5 cones on it. I think it will do much better next year
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