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  1. Oaky

    Hops in Michigan - first year report

    that looks awesome. I just found a bunch that are around 1' as well. I don't think the cold can easily kill these. Are you putting these in the ground or leaving them in that tub?
  2. Oaky

    Hops in Michigan - first year report

    have any of you guys seen some sprouts? I have a bunch of 1/2" purple shoots on a number of the hops. I found someone with rabbits and fertilized with straw and rabbit pellets over the winter. Seems they really liked it. Anyway. I will see what I can dig up for trading or whatever this spring.
  3. Oaky

    Priming sugar sank to the bottom of my bottling bucket

    here is a suggestion: wait 2-3 weeks at room temp (65 degrees +) to make sure the yeast did carbonate. Once you're done with that , look at the bottles. The ones with the most sediment will be the ones you will want to watch out for. In my experience whether the sediment is the yeast that...
  4. Oaky

    Pellicle Photo Collection

    Nice Setup B-Dub. How do you prevent cross contamination?
  5. Oaky

    Hops in Michigan - first year report

    I have a couple of plants from last year in 2 gallon buckets, but I'm in Royal Oak. A bit far for you.
  6. Oaky

    Purple Hops

    You can expect that it will behave like most rhizomes - so it will pop out new shoots a short distance from the root crown. What many people do is to shovel around the plant seasonally to cut the further roots and dig the out (you can "clone" that way). Also - and perhaps easier, contain them...
  7. Oaky

    Southern Tier Imperial Creme Brulee Stout yeast?

    Interesting. I had heard that the brew just used mass quantities of 120L and a whitbread style years (wlp006). I have a hopville recipe started - would be curious to get feedback: malt & fermentables % LB OZ Malt or Fermentable ppg °L 78% 14 12 American Two-row Pale info 37 1 17% 3 4...
  8. Oaky

    Vanilla Extract in Southern Tier Creme Brulee

    BTW - on a side note, would love to get the recipe for Creme Brulee. I only have one left and that's a great dessert beer.
  9. Oaky

    Vanilla Extract in Southern Tier Creme Brulee

    When it comes to vanilla extract, there is what they call 2 fold and 4 fold. 4 fold would be a 4x concentrated extract. there is stuff up to 20 fold but that is very hard to find. generally the issue with most extract is that they are extracted with crap alcohol (read stuff you wouldn't drink.)...
  10. Oaky

    If your beer smells like… The term is…. The source may be….

    It definitely slowed down. Poor buggers freezing at 64 degrees. I dialed it up, those yeasties will get balmy soon. Just in time for the 2' of snow we're supposed to get tonight. I wonder how three days cold and 11 days hot will turn out. clove AND banana? Problem is that its a 1.042 - so I...
  11. Oaky

    If your beer smells like… The term is…. The source may be….

    t-58 and low temps - So i just brewed a 10G batch of wheat, using t58. the temp dropped to 12 for two nights and the basement temp dropped to 64 degrees (liquid temp)... The fermenting slowed down and it is now smelling of smelly feet, dirty socks (maybe the closest descriptor is the bandaids)...
  12. Oaky

    Purple Hops

    We must have photos of this alien invasion.
  13. Oaky

    Pale Ale - Looking for Recipe Advice

    Thanks- good suggestion. BTW - I don't know if we'lll hit 75%, I just plugged that in as a default. I've heard that Pale Ale Malt generally does well in terms of efficiency. Good idea re the Cascade - I have a few oz of wet - and I think I have some pellets as well. I generally get a bit Willey...
  14. Oaky

    Hops in Michigan - first year report

    From what I've read hops are relatively ravenous plants - meaning they need lots of nutrients. Even if you have a large pot (ie 5G) you may still end up with some mineral deficiency. I would suggest two things - first look at the leaves (did they have any unusual characteristics - ie curling...
  15. Oaky

    Pale Ale - Looking for Recipe Advice

    So, here is a recipe in progress I am thinking of using some of my fresh hops in a pale - looking to make an easy drinker with some hop presence. I use Gambrinus honey malt a lot, and it seems to work well. I'm thinking of adding a bit of wheat to the equation. I do have some munich, naked...
  16. Oaky

    Hops in Michigan - first year report

    I'd be curious to see your set up - getting to 36 feet is impressive - I don't know if I could easily do that here in downtown royal oak! I have a somewhat shaded lot, so I'm limited in what i can do. That said you have way more per plant. I also didn't use the sprinkler system this year. All of...
  17. Oaky

    Hops in Michigan - first year report

    Quick update: So far I've gotten 2 large brown bags of hops which we used fresh in 20G of beer from the Tettnang. There is likely another 1.5 brown bag (the large shopping kind) and my other hops - Cascade, Nuggett and Horizon are all doing great. All said I believe I got 4-5 brown bags - more...
  18. Oaky

    Cold Crashing - any risk of skunking?

    It's more based on the circumstance where I have 2 batches who have had at least one bottle blow up. At this point, all I'm trying to do is mitigate the bottle bombs! So, I still have co2 in the neck - and I figured the cold could increase the rate of liquid absorbtion. From there, the hope is...
  19. Oaky

    Cold Crashing - any risk of skunking?

    A good example of that observation is a beer which is opened too early - all the co2 seems to be in neck (ie big pop) and possibly gushing. With some time however, that same beer which has rested behaves more normally (ie no pop yet plenty of liquid carbonation.) So it seems that liquid...
  20. Oaky

    Cold Crashing - any risk of skunking?

    So - once the Co2 disolves in the beer - doesn't it reduce the overall pressure and also leave head space for co2 to build up again in the remaining head space? It would seem from beers that i've seen that pressure build up in the neck vs carbonation in beer can be quite independent? For...
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