Traditional cask ale, with nice color, 4.8%. Bucket list?
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I did get a nice stack of 2x12 redwood, so I just dug out my planting areas, boxed them in, and filled it with 6 months of spent-grain and sawdust compost. Planting soon!
How does Spent-grain effect compost? MY Brewbuddy and i where worried that to much in his bin would totally kill it. We where also worried about to much hope trub for the same reason. Anyone have any experience with this?
I vaguely remember reading that you treat as brown material. Other than that it should work fine in compost.
I forgot to mention price. The rooted cuttings were 7-8 bucks, and the standard cuttings are 4-5 bucks. They do have large cuttings that run the same as the rooted ones. I think the rooted and large cuttings are sold out. I pre-ordered in October. But after getting these, the standard cuts are very nice. Again, I pre-ordered rather early and it is first come first serve.
I like this option personally. my friend and i just ordered 4 rhizomes from our LHBS and we will propably adopt something similiar to this, but instead of the conduit i will probably hang a piece of PVC pipe from the edge of the roof and run strings tot he ground for the hops to run on. Ive read this on multiple piece of literature and it seems to work very well, you just need to teach the hop to loop around the string as i understand it.
An aside: could we get a 'hop growing' section in the AHA Forum?+1
We'll talk about it, but I'm not in favor of it personally. We've pruned off several sections in the past just to keep things easier to manage. What about a sticky topic?
Surfin': what variety did you buy?
The bines are trainable and much prefer to go vertical. If you train them horizontal you will get less harvest but generally you get a lot anyway so it may be fine.
My Cascade plant goes about 6' up a deer fence, than horizontal across the top. The plant is maybe 10-11 years old now. My harvest averages about 20 lb. before drying from a single plant.
so you get ~4 lbs per plant dry, looks like the industry standard (whatever that is) is about 2.8 tons per hectare which very roughly works out to about 10 lbs per plant.
Too Much- Dave Matthews Band
We also considered the situation where only beers that qualified in other competitions could be entered. Personally I think this goes against the spirit of the NHC, where anyone can win. I think the inclusiveness is one of this competitions greatest strengths. We rejected the idea of a dramatic increase in the cost for the same reason (+1 Kai).
We considered adding entries to each region, but many of the regions are already at the limit of what they can judge. We considered adding regions, but lack areas with enough qualified judges to judge 750 beers who also have organizers willing to shoulder the burden, and this could lead to problems judging the additional entries in the second round. We considered cutting the limit to 500 per region while increasing the number of regions, but this floods the 2nd round with too many entries to be judged effectively. And on and on and on.