« on: June 29, 2011, 10:51:50 AM »
Brewing up a helles to drink in late summer.
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Good stuff, thanks for the conversational ammo guys.
One last question! We want to find a good (ONLINE) video training series so we can be prepared for how to train a puppy. Any recommendations?
(They're not Canadian Geese, they're Canada Geese).
A few questions for those of you with more experience:
1. My blueberries are doing horribly - wilted leaves, although the fruit looks like it's forming. My soil is really clay-like, loamy. Could this be the problem?
4. My hops have holes in their leaves. Will this keep them from growing, or prevent the hop cones from forming? What could it be? I've seen ants crawling on them but I didn't think ants liked hops.
Blueberries need acidic soil, so clay isn't good for them. Get some diataceous earth or compost and put it around the plants, and they should do better.
Holes in hop leaves will most likely be from slugs at night. Unless they eat the whole plant, I wouldn't worry.
Ah so I don't have to dig the blueberries up, I can just sprinkle the dirt on top?
Slugs... Yeah, I see their shiny trails when I get up in the morning but they usually hang out around the low garden wall we have. I'll sneak out late tonight and check.
Like infusion amounts for a step mash, I haven't yet found any calculations that are accurate for pull amounts for decoctions in a cooler. I pull a lot more than Promash recommends just to be on the safe side.
it's easier to heat more than you need and cool it down before you add it, than it is to dump your whole decoction in the mash, miss your temp, say "oh crap" and scramble to heat up water.