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Ingredients / Re: Hop Extract & 30 Minute Boils
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:22:27 AM »
What are your thoughts then on a 30 minute boil w/at least 30 minute cool down to 180F before adding the steeping hops?

Do you think the 30+30 will extract sufficient bittering compared to a 60 minute boil w/rapid cooling?

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Ingredients / Re: Hop Extract & 30 Minute Boils
« on: September 15, 2017, 06:53:47 AM »
I normally do a 60 minute boil with a long flameout cool down period. With a 6 gallon batch, the wort sits for at least an hour in the kettle with steeping hops thrown it @ 180 F.

The hot wort rest period should continue to extract bitterness, correct?

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Ingredients / Hop Extract & 30 Minute Boils
« on: September 15, 2017, 06:43:31 AM »
Does hop extract require a long boil time to extract bittering? I am building a light bodied IPA with a target boil time of 30 minutes. The plan is to add hop extract at the beginning of the boil.

Is 30 minutes sufficient for bittering? Will 30 minutes produce the same bittering level as 60 or 90 minutes?

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Denny - how does that Clam Chowdah Saison taste?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Convert a NB kit to a NEIPA
« on: August 18, 2017, 05:43:22 PM »
For my last brew, which was Northern Brewer's 'Off the Topper', their Heady Topper clone, which is not a NEIPA, I did the following for a 6 gallon batch:

* Added 2 lbs. 12 oz. Flaked Oats
* Added 2 lbs. 12 oz. Flaked Wheat
* Started with RO water and added Chloride and Sulfate with a heavy hand on the Chloride
* One bittering charge (hop shot)
* No boil hops
* 3 ounces of Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe @ 185F for 30 minutes
* 6 ounces of Citra, Mosaic, and Galaxy


Hazy and Juicy accomplished.

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Hop Growing / Re: First Year Hop Plant Growth is Lackluster - WTF?
« on: May 07, 2017, 07:02:03 AM »
Anyone?

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The Yard House and 32 Degrees at the M Hotel are decent.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Boil Problem
« on: May 06, 2017, 01:56:14 PM »
I am using the Blichmann burner with a Keggle on natural gas. I have a hell of a time getting my keggle to boil too - not sure if it's the conical bottom or what. Even playing with the air intake, it only lightly boils.

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Hop Growing / Re: First Year Hop Plant Growth is Lackluster - WTF?
« on: May 05, 2017, 05:52:21 PM »
I spoke with Carrie @ Great Lake Hops today. She suggested that the hops may have gone dormant - they arrived in early February from Michigan where they were dug out of the hard ground while dormant. When I received them, they were planted within a few days.

Carrie thinks that perhaps because they were in a cycle of dormancy, forced out of dormancy (by planting), then went dormant again.

This theory does explain why there was a small growth spurt then nothing since ...

Does this sound plausible? If yes, and these are indeed dormant, what can I do, if anything, to break the dormancy and start them growing again?

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Hop Growing / Re: First Year Hop Plant Growth is Lackluster - WTF?
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:49:36 PM »
These crowns arrived small, maybe the size of an average mans fist. Nothing substantial for sure. I'll see where I can move them after transplanting into a larger container. I will also know if the root system is large or small. At this point, I am betting on small.

I found a photo online - mine arrive more like the 'hop start' on the left but it had no leaves.


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Hop Growing / Re: First Year Hop Plant Growth is Lackluster - WTF?
« on: May 02, 2017, 07:40:14 PM »
Enough to fill a wheel barrow, after one years growth?

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Hop Growing / Re: First Year Hop Plant Growth is Lackluster - WTF?
« on: May 02, 2017, 07:31:30 PM »
A fully developed drawn will fill a wheelbarrow when dug out.

Drawn?

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Hop Growing / Re: First Year Hop Plant Growth is Lackluster - WTF?
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:42:26 PM »
The crowns were about 5-6 inches, not too small or big.

Standard potting soil with a little steer manure and rice hulls. The plants get water twice a day along with the other plants in the garden. I have tomatoes on the vine already. Everything in the garden is growing well, vigorous in fact, with the exception of these three hop plants.

There are plants in between and behind these buckets - they too are growing well. No issues.

I hit all of the plants occasionally with Miracle Grow plant food - not too much.

Its not too hot yet so I doubt the soil is too warm right now. Nonetheless, I will repot in larger containers this weekend. I have something like a 20 gallon nursery pot, big and black, with plenty of drainage.

I am surprised at how these look two months after being potted. The crowns were small but did have buds or bines when I planted them.

So what's wrong with buckets & hops? Is it just the smaller volume or something else?

I grow tomatoes and peppers in buckets and they grow like I owe them money

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Hop Growing / Re: First Year Hop Plant Growth is Lackluster - WTF?
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:22:18 AM »
These buckets have 5 or 6 holes on the side walls too, none on the bottom.

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Hop Growing / Re: First Year Hop Plant Growth is Lackluster - WTF?
« on: May 01, 2017, 06:25:45 PM »
Photos posted. These are sad looking plants. Something is eating the leaves of the Chinook. I just sprayed Sevin Spray Bug Killer on it.

The leaves of the cascade look burnt, as if something is in the water. As you can see with the tomato leafs in the same photo, that plant is doing awesome.






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