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Ingredients / Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
« on: July 08, 2011, 06:29:45 PM »
Are you near the 48th parallel?  If you're between about the top of the US and Dallas, TX, you should be able to water and give them Nitrogen, and get some yield.  1st year, you may not get much, but 2nd year & on, should be good. 

Put them where they'll get the most sunshine, and good drainage.  Actually, there's a ton of good info on the web on how to grow hops.  Where do you live?  Denny is in Oregon, and I'm in NY State, near Syracuse. 

If you're really having trouble, try Cascades, they're about the most robust.

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Ingredients / Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
« on: July 07, 2011, 12:47:07 PM »
Thanks, Drew, I signed up for imgur, it looks like a great site for storing images, to be used on-line.  How's this?



BTW, thanks for all your hard work before and at NHC in San Diego, it was awesome, see you in Seattle!

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Ingredients / Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
« on: July 06, 2011, 05:08:46 PM »
I'm sure your hops will come in fine, next year.  Raising them is great fun, picking and drying is significant work, but well worth it. 

Mr. Moderator, please let me know how to get images embedded, correctly.  I don't understand the "location."  Do I need to have a repository somewhere, on the web?  Thanks!

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Ingredients / Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
« on: July 06, 2011, 01:42:54 PM »
Hmmm, image didn't work.  It was a pair of 2 liter bottles, 2/3 full of Rye Pale Ale, with a couple fist fulls of fresh hops in both. 

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Ingredients / 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
« on: July 06, 2011, 01:41:26 PM »
1st wet dry hop of some homebrew for this season, in Endicott, NY. These are Fuggles, not very aromatic. The Cascades have a few weeks to go before they're ready.



Mod Edit - We'll see if this works - please note you have to link directly to the jpg, not the image with all the html cruft. Also, facebook is a little wonky for sharing pics since it wants people to be logged into facebook

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Ingredients / Re: Hop Drying with a Food Dehydrator
« on: May 28, 2011, 08:09:32 PM »
The "Big boys" tell me, it's best to dry them before freezing, for best storage.

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Ingredients / Re: Hop Drying with a Food Dehydrator
« on: May 28, 2011, 08:24:24 AM »
OK, thanks Denny.  I'll just have to try the dehydrator.  I usually pick mine over a few weeks, too.  My garage rafter setup works pretty well, and without any electricity, so if the weather cooperates, I'll probably rely mostly on the garage rafter setup, but if it's rainy, the dehydrator sounds like a good option. 

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Ingredients / Re: Hop Drying with a Food Dehydrator
« on: May 27, 2011, 05:00:52 PM »
So Thirsty, do you think it retains the light oils we want for dry hopping?

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Ingredients / Hop Drying with a Food Dehydrator
« on: May 27, 2011, 02:08:44 PM »
My wife just bought a Dehydrator and Jerky Maker.  It's got 4 trays, and will reportedly heat to 95F.  I normally hoist hops on window screens up into the garage roof rafters for drying my home grown Cascades and Fuggles, but the dehydrator might work.  I'm wondering if it's 4 trays are not much room.  Anyone have experience with one?   --  Dave

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Beer Recipes / Re: IPA with all Columbus Hops
« on: April 16, 2011, 11:22:43 AM »
I looked at my hop inventory, and I've got lots of both Columbus pellets and whole hops in the freezer.  I'm thinking of making a Rye IPA with all Columbus.  I've got 2 lb of rye malt, which should be OK for a 6 gallon, 1.070 O.G. with 2 row and some crystal malt.  Anyone know if all Columbus would be a bad idea?   ???    Thanks,

Dave, take a look at my recipe.  The combo of Mt. Hood and Columbus adds a wonderful complexity.  You could do all Columbus if you want, but it might be a bit intense.  Not necessarily a bad idea, but maybe not the best, either.  Also, My recipe uses 18% rye malt.  My taste buds tell me that less than about 15% is really hard to detect.

Thanks Denny, Joe, the issue is living so far out in the middle of nowhere.  But, I might be able to get to a homebrew shop in Rochester, NY in a week or so, and if I do, I'll pick up some Mt. Hood and more rye malt, but I doubt they'll have the latter (I just sent them a note asking).  The next time I do a mail order, I'll definitely add rye malt. 

BTW, I've got Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook, US Goldings, Northern Brewer, and my homegrown Cascades in the freezer, but I'll bet you wouldn't say any of these would be good substitutes for Mt. Hood. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: IPA with all Columbus Hops
« on: April 16, 2011, 11:15:54 AM »
I looked at my hop inventory, and I've got lots of both Columbus pellets and whole hops in the freezer.  I'm thinking of making a Rye IPA with all Columbus.  I've got 2 lb of rye malt, which should be OK for a 6 gallon, 1.070 O.G. with 2 row and some crystal malt.  Anyone know if all Columbus would be a bad idea?   ???    Thanks,

Dave, take a look at my recipe.  The combo of Mt. Hood and Columbus adds a wonderful complexity.  You could do all Columbus if you want, but it might be a bit intense.  Not necessarily a bad idea, but maybe not the best, either.  Also, My recipe uses 18% rye malt.  My taste buds tell me that less than about 15% is really hard to detect.

Thanks Denny, Joe, the issue is living so far out in the middle of nowhere.  But, I might be able to get to a homebrew shop in Rochester, NY in a week or so, and if I do, I'll pick up some Mt. Hood and more rye malt, but I doubt they'll have the latter (I just sent them a note asking).  The next time I do a mail order, I'll definitely add rye malt. 

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Beer Recipes / IPA with all Columbus Hops
« on: April 16, 2011, 09:34:04 AM »
I looked at my hop inventory, and I've got lots of both Columbus pellets and whole hops in the freezer.  I'm thinking of making a Rye IPA with all Columbus.  I've got 2 lb of rye malt, which should be OK for a 6 gallon, 1.070 O.G. with 2 row and some crystal malt.  Anyone know if all Columbus would be a bad idea?   ???    Thanks,

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Camping at San Diego NHC
« on: December 08, 2010, 08:55:19 PM »
Thanks, but the walking distance from the brew conference is key.  We will definitely use Walmart for other legs of the trip.  Thanks,   

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All Grain Brewing / Re: About being fresh.....
« on: December 08, 2010, 04:01:35 PM »
I'm in agreement with the "relax theory," in fact, a big part of my recent brewing investigations, are based on determining what to sweat, and what to let go.  I've been at it since 1994, and I'm not great, but I do OK. 

You can't get too geeked out on everything, or the fun leaks out.  Thanks for the info on your experiences, Paul, Denny. 

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All Grain Brewing / Re: About being fresh.....
« on: December 08, 2010, 02:21:32 PM »
Thanks Denny, I figured it would be OK, but nature's success is with the dry grain laying on frozen earth until spring, or inefficiently eaten, so some full grains end up in animal poop, waiting for spring to warm and dampen it.  Anyway, it normally wouldn't need to wait more than about 6 mo. 

I didn't mention, my basement near Syracuse NY is 55F now, and being partly exposed, it drifts from a minimum of about 50F in Feb. to about 75 in August.  I could refrigerate at least some of it in the summer, but it probably won't all fit.  Thanks again, and I agree, my brews are in the 1.060's to 1.070's.    :)

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