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by mule
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My potted rhizomes in CO.... What I did.
Replies: 7
Views: 8350

Hi Bill, The one that was damaged the most (Sterling) is sprouting again, but it looks like there are some new leave sprouts coming out too. The Mt. Hood has all kinds of new leave sprouts. Overall, I think Hops are very resilient plants..... I need to stick a post on the yahoo group once I can get ...
by mule
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My potted rhizomes in CO.... What I did.
Replies: 7
Views: 8350

I need to get some pictures of the cones forming, it's pretty cool to see the first ones. I will put some "end of season" pics up too.
on a side note. The ones that were hit by hail are growing new leaves in a few places. The worst hit one has a new vine coming up. Strange....
by mule
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My potted rhizomes in CO.... What I did.
Replies: 7
Views: 8350

The ones on my work porch started faster then slowed down once they got to 8-9'. The ones at home got going slow since they missed out on several hours of evening sun a day until they got up over the fence. Then they took off. I will have 15' tall bines by the end of August I bet. I would have him c...
by mule
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My potted rhizomes in CO.... What I did.
Replies: 7
Views: 8350

The carnage from hail.... :cry:

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by mule
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: My potted rhizomes in CO.... What I did.
Replies: 7
Views: 8350

My potted rhizomes in CO.... What I did.

My little experiment is going rather well except for a hail storm a couple days ago. It stripped off all of the leaves from the two here at work. Does anyone know it they will re leaf? I'm hoping it doesn't kill the rhizomes, they were strong plants.:cry: My setup is wood planter pots that hold almo...
by mule
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 211522

I have 9 varieties growing in pots, all of them I have had to pull a few leaves off the bottom just to keep them clean - I figured the damaged leaves could introduce disease into the plants. I have been watering inside the soil and not on top. I put drippers about 2" under the soil. I haven't seen a...
by mule
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 211522

Here is my happenings so far. I had some tiny shoots on my Mt. Hood and planted it two weeks ago in the pot. We had two snow storms since then and some warm days. As of today, it has two shoots about 1/4" out of the ground. I planted it 1.5-2" deep. The other 8 rhizomes haven't sent anything up yet,...
by mule
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: APA hops test, gravity
Replies: 2
Views: 4307

It is the famed octopi fermentation unit - ancient Chinese secret. :mrgreen: I will toss a pic of the whole table top if I can find it, there was two more carboys to the right of that. An Anchor Steam copy and a honey wheat. That picture was taken on Monday, so it has mellowed a bunch since then. I ...
by mule
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: APA hops test, gravity
Replies: 2
Views: 4307

APA hops test, gravity

So after setting in the primary jugs for a week, I transferred them into secondary jugs today. I took the SG of all 4 and got some strange readings. First off, I busted my hydrometer as I was going to get the OG when pitching the yeast, so I don't have that reading.... Best estimate is 1.045 Cascade...
by mule
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I want to make some labels
Replies: 22
Views: 32020

Check with the local ink jet cartridge refill place, they have access to different types of inks. If I'm not mistaken, they do have water proof inks. I'll be checking on this one myself..... The boss's wife has an ink jet refill business. I made my labels on MS Publisher. http://i58.photobucket.com/...
by mule
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Electric Hot Water Heater as a Brew Kettle
Replies: 11
Views: 38592

I thought I would resurrect this to add/ask a couple things. In the auto world, we use the electric coils and temp controls for making hot tanks to clean parts. We use a false bottom to keep parts off the element. How do you guys set the elements up for boiling wort? If I had a choice, I would use g...
by mule
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hop Rhizomes
Replies: 117
Views: 211522

If you guys are growing in pots - or not, there was a great article in BYO this month on a lay down 4"x4" post design. I'm going to be trying it myself..... It's not on line though, so you will have to find the mag or wait for me to take pics on mine..... BTW, my LHBS has almost 10 varieties in stoc...
by mule
Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Question about Hopbacks
Replies: 7
Views: 14302

Here you go, these guys are the cheapest on the net for plastic filter housings. I use these anywhere from water filtering in our company house (little town w/ bad pipes) to fish tank filters. For the price, you can't go wrong. http://www.globalindustrial.com/gcs/prod/30129897/i/productInfo.web Payb...
by mule
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: beer tour of tastes!
Replies: 4
Views: 12820

Wow, awesome. That is a much better idea, sounds pretty fun too. After doing a bunch more research, I decided to boil each one in 1 gallon batches using 1/2 oz of the bittering hops at 30-45 minutes on the first trial and then taste the next round. I'm using 1.25 # of LME - lite or wheat, haven't de...
by mule
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Kegging - less than full kegs? setting up kegs-my info
Replies: 12
Views: 20619

That's what happens when you scavenge trans fill Nitrogen and CO2 setups for paintball, paintball cylinder attachment and welding stuff. I have a whole drawer of brass fittings..... Thing is, I had all of this and it didn't cost me anything out of pocket to do. It's always cheaper the second time ar...