« on: July 15, 2011, 01:17:45 PM »
Pickling beets and canning tomatoes and maybe some dill pickles too! Brewing? No time for a couple of weeks, need to get the O-fest going though.
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Ah. You must have gotten a UIPA (underattenuated IPA). They're pretty popular based on the number of people who make them.I prefer those like Ruination. Hoppy with a crisp dry finish, but you can still taste the malt. Pliny is tough to get around here, but I hear there is a place a little over an hour away that has it. Between Ron and myself, we'll get some one of these days soon.
2. I have planted summer squash. There are lots of pretty squash blossoms! But they all fall off. Is this normal?Do you have all of one gender of blossoms? The first ones are typically all male. You can look at them and determine the gender by looking for an immature fruit behind the female flower. The timing has to be just right, so it can be hard if you only have one plant. I would take a paint brush, find a male flower on the first morning it opens, get some pollen and pollinate the open female flowers. Do it every morning and hopefully you'll get some fruit.
I brewed a Sasion using the 3711 yeast on the 11th and as of 2 days ago it was down to 1.010 and still showing signs of fermentation. I would expect this one to hit 1.005 or lower.
Brisket, chicken, and ribs. Oh, brewing you say, that saison that I was supposed to do last weekend will be done this weekend, dang it!