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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Celebration is out again
« on: November 03, 2015, 07:24:57 AM »
I drank a 6er before Halloween!

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: November 03, 2015, 07:22:48 AM »
Anyway, great looking harvest Amanda.

Huh, I thought I had missed the photos but apparently others can see....
How come I can see Vertical1 photos but not Amandas?

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: November 03, 2015, 07:20:01 AM »
I've also been putting down black mulch to kill the grass off, so that I can triple the size of the garden next year. Pulling the tomatoes today. Always a sad time for me.

We just had a freeze - finally - and I pulled my tomatoes as well.  End of October for maters is really strange but wow it has been a nice autumn.

Tell me about the black mulch...what is it and does it really work?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cleaning and reusing blow off tubes
« on: November 03, 2015, 06:28:07 AM »
The only thing I would add is that it is helpful to clean it early...
I generally replace the tube after fermentation has calmed down
and clean it out before it gets all dried on and hard.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: October 20, 2015, 04:06:51 PM »
Whooee Whyomin!
That'll get you thru the long winter.

Sorry I missed Amandas tree form poblanos - mine are turning red now.
We have had an amazing prolonged indian summer. Last night the first time I could see steam off the compost pile!

Still picking raspberries; wow is that a job...every other day, but we have a ton frozen by now.
Processed 25 pounds of cabbage this morning into a crock to saur....I dang near got a blister cutting that stuff up. sheesh.

That lactofermented hot sauce is next on my list. 

Any tips on how best to store beets for the winter?

The Pub / Re: this morning
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:21:16 PM »
Hell ya.  You know I love that.
I had frozen water in the pot outside my tent last week. ;D

Just ate my first dang tomato here down valley... ::)

All Things Food / Re: Bramble/ribe varieties
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:16:43 PM »
I did end up with some raspberries on last years canes about the first week in July. Thanks.
  My problem was that I couldn't really find them!  The new canes had grown up above and they were really hard to locate and harvest...I think in the future I will just trim everything back and wait until this time of year for the full harvest.

How are your selections faring?  That thornless blackberry I have is turning out fantastic. Huge berries - nearly a mouthful each!  And long production season...still flowering.  I am done with the thorned variety, now I just have to figure out how to get rid of it!

Hop Growing / Re: 2015 Hop season
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:10:33 PM »
Harvest weekend here. Pulled a few pounds off some of the ladies - Cents, Zeus and Columbus, Cascade and the Mt Hood.

Man it takes a lot of time to pick, but will be nice this winter to reach into the freezer.
Good year overall; I underestimated the weight of a fully laden plant. The Wind took the Mt Hood's half inch steel rod support and bent it right over. This Zeus only bent a little. 

The "oast" smells pretty good and my fingers are still sticky.
Cheers to the homegrown harvest. 8)

All Things Food / Re: Pig on a spit
« on: August 31, 2015, 12:55:31 PM »
Holy Crap that thing looks amazing; nice nice work.
That motorized spit is really cool.

"linguica"....I hesitate to ask - but my latin spidey sense has me thinking tongue sausage?  ???

Congrats on 25 years. Nice way to celebrate.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: July 13, 2015, 03:20:59 PM »
oh yea. eating from the garden now.

Amazing wet spring and now already into the monsoon.
Green Green!

I did enjoy the bok choy - although it was very fleeting in my garden and early to bolt.
Had the peas in the garlic patch - seemed to be a little competition there but now the peas are done and gone and the garlic is liking all the sun.

Question about scapes. Typically I would snip off all flowers as soon as the appear because they are only taking NRG from the head development. But I love to eat half formed bulbuils...

Just wondering what you garlic folks do. Do you snip right away?....or wait to harvest your scapes so there is something to eat?

I like them right about here:  some nice bulbuil formation but not hardened. Good fodder for early season garlic in a stir fry.  That is Mt Hood on the horizon.  ;)

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 29, 2015, 05:51:55 AM »
That garlic patch probably has filled in a bit by now Pete?  Mine look like they might try and scape out here pretty quick.  What type do you grow?

I used your burlap mulch on yellow beets because I have a heck of a time getting good germination with them - every one came up! 
I was giggly piggly and then two days later some white crowned sparrows came through and feasted on the nice regular buffet of fresh cotyledons. Son of a...

 Glad I am not trying to make a living out of this.

Who knows how to eat bok choy? 

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: May 29, 2015, 05:39:17 AM »
Whooee brewers.

After little to no winter, we suddenly have gone from sub 50% to 130% of average snowpack.
You're welcome Cali.  ;D I will be wanting some cheap crazy big red bell peppers this summer.
I am looking forward to some sun.

That is some soggy stuff down in Tehas. How is that back yard lookin Euge?
Hope ya'll are getting by down there.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:18:01 AM »

Here too. Although spring snow is not real snow. ::)

Tater bed yet to sprout. Onions don't mind a little cool down.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 10, 2015, 09:04:54 AM »
Very cool...back to your roots!
That is a pretty good start to the forest garden. ;D

Wow on the orange pippin - we sure live in a time of having access to amazing variety.
No time like the present to go ahead and plant a tree...


Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« on: April 10, 2015, 09:02:04 AM »
This may very well be my favorite 'session IPA' up to this point.

+2, I really liked it as well. 
Good for them; still like the versatility of the can.

The marketing is silly, which is too bad.  I think "throwback" is supposed to refer to the fact that you can throw a few back --- down your gullet---and still be able to row the boat. 

I thought at first it would be some old British IPA ::)

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