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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: January 05, 2016, 07:52:13 PM »
Sorry to hear Euge.  On the positive side, you only have a little time to wait and can start in again!

I just packaged 35 pounds of sauerkraut - all grown in the garden.
Thanks for the help.

There is a pretty nice cornice going on the compost pile....
Happy New Year gardeners. 8)

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: January 05, 2016, 07:37:30 PM »
How you lookin now Whyomin?

it was -33 up the hill the other morning. That is just crazy cold.

We had a great white Christmas - nice to be able to do this in the yard:

The Pub / Re: My Christmas Present
« on: January 05, 2016, 07:33:02 PM »
Holy crapola.

You have come a long way in a short order! 
Although I see your beard is getting grey.... :P

Cheers to a prosperous New Year.
It must be very satisfying to see that huge logo on the wall. 8)


Beer Recipes / Re: American Brown Ale
« on: January 05, 2016, 07:28:36 PM »
I like the Noti, and think the Willamette is a key addition.
Personally, I might think about using all that Crystal as FWH.

Cheers to the American Brown.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dark vs. light
« on: January 05, 2016, 07:22:18 PM »

Nice setup bierview.  I still have one of those three bubble airlocks.

My wife got pretty ticked at me this weekend
when I covered my carboy with that "fancy" hoodie she got me for Christmas.  ???

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Celebration is out again
« on: November 03, 2015, 02:24:57 PM »
I drank a 6er before Halloween!

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: November 03, 2015, 02:22:48 PM »
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, 02:20:01 PM »
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, 01:28:07 PM »
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, 11:06:51 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, 08:21:16 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, 08:16:43 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, 08:10:33 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, 07:55:31 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, 10:20:59 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.  ;)

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