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General Homebrew Discussion / moving my hops plants
« on: November 24, 2011, 08:00:11 PM »
I am forced to move... I have looked on youtube and cant find anything about moving hops plants.  I planted them last spring (but they did not yield any hops for me) and the vines took off.  They are about 9 foot high and wrapped around a fenc/lattice that I wont be taking with me.  Do I just cut the vine and re-plant?  I have them in pots already, or should I cut then dig up the rhizome?  Looking for some help with this, I have to move ASAP and know I will need to replant, hoping I can cut and re-grow...

Yeast and Fermentation / frozen yeast cake
« on: November 04, 2011, 02:54:51 AM »
I have never re-used a yeast cake.  So I made a pumpkin ale a few weeks ago and was not ready to make another batch yet so I poured the hops and yeast cake into a food saver bag, sealed it and set it in the freezer.  I plan on racking and bottling the pumpkin ale next wednesday and possibly making a christmas ale with the left over yeast in the secondary and thawing out the previously frozen cake.  Will this work?  Or should I just start from scratch again?


Kegging and Bottling / bottle carbonating an Imperial IPA??
« on: September 17, 2011, 04:46:31 PM »
It has been 3weeks since I bottled an imperial IPA sitting at 9.45%bv and it has yet to carbonate.  While I oddly still enjoy it flat, when could I expect it to be carbonated?  and if it hasn't can I just re-cap the test bottle?

General Homebrew Discussion / adding a liquor?
« on: January 15, 2011, 04:06:58 PM »
I am less than a year into brewing and loving every batch so far!  I will be venturing into partial and full grain in the next six months, but have a few questions...  The one I ask today is:  At the bottling phase if I add some Whiskey or Tequila to the batch, will it kill the active yeast and cause the carbonation process to cease?  Or will it just add a goodness and additional kick?  Or is this just not something you would want to do?  And if not why not?


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