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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.
But that is not torque. Bench grinders are not designed to have torque- the stone wheel could become a shattered projectile. I have not encountered a bench grinder you couldn't keep from turning on with a slight amount of force from your hand. Grain could do the same thing.
My difference was always exceptional - like 8 points off or so. And I use the onebeer.net conversion as well. Not sure why it never worked for me.
Lately my refractometer has been giving me screwy reading on pre fermentation readings as well so I just use my hydrometer now for everything.
Same here. I have 2 refractometers and they read different from each other and both are different than my hydrometer. I've gone back to hydrometer for everything.
Honey flavor and sweetness