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    Conversion from extract to all grain

    is there a quick and dirty conversion from pounds of malt extract to pounds of grain? I found a recipe that calls for 6.6 pounds Northwestern Weizen malt extract. How many (roughly) pounds of actual grain would this be? I have done all-grain before so does that make me an...
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    ROOT beer and yeast question

    I am trying to make an extract-based rootbeer for the kids. the yeast may have been a bit old (expires November 2008). I just pitched the yeast at 4pm central time. Can I re-pitch new yeast later this evening if I do not see active fermentation? Gimme your thoughts, Chuck the...
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    Do they need to be frozen?

    I just "seal a mealed" all of my hops for this year and came up with 12 packages ranging in size from 1.5 to 2.4, with a "smart idea" this year of double pack --sealing 2 bags of 2.0 oz for IPA recipes. I have a pile of hops that I may not use all my self (read as Xmas gifts to my homebrewing...
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    what do your dried bagged hops look like?

    when bagging up my hops the other day, it seems like the petals of the cones fall completely off the stems. Is this normal or did I let the cones get too dry before bagging them? It also seems like a lot of the yellow lupulin fell through the drying screen onto the floor below. Am I just...
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    another newbie hop harvesting question--pluck or snip

    what method do you seasoned "hop harvesters" use for removing the hops from the bines? I basically cut down the entire plant and have been plucking them, one by one, from the vines. The problem is that a lot of times I also get some small leaves with the cones. Could a person take a...
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    Pelletizing your hops

    After picking hops each year I wind up with about 5-6 bags of 3-4 oz each. Even using a vacuum sealer for food, the bags are still taking up too much of our freezer, or so says the wife. Has anyone ever tried to pelletize your homegrown hops? What would it take? Is it more effort than the...
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