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by adamzworld
Fri May 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3994

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Thanks for the suggestion and we have a B&M not too far away from us. I've just checked and unfortunately my existing pot is 50cm in diameter so I think I might need to look further afield if I'm going to be able to find a larger pot!
by adamzworld
Fri May 22, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3994

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

The pot looks a tad small, there are quite a few bines on too. I think you might be right as I know the roots can grow pretty aggressively. I put them in the pot last year and I think at the time this was the largest pot in could find. I'll have to try and find a larger one now the garden centres a...
by adamzworld
Fri May 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3994

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

I was wondering whether anyone could tell from these photos whether my hop plant has a disease, or whether they are suffering from being over / under watered. They started of looking really healthy and I have been watering them but the growth seems to have slowed down and the lower leaves are lookin...
by adamzworld
Thu May 07, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Food dehydrator
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Food dehydrator

Those Excalibur dehydrators do look top-notch. A bit above my budget though so I may have to stick with the mushroom trays in the raising cupboard method!
by adamzworld
Tue May 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Food dehydrator
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Food dehydrator

Thanks for the replies. I did wonder about the size and maybe I wouldn't get enough hops in to make it worth using.

Thanks for the tip about the mushroom trays and I do have an airing cupboard, so this might be the better option to let them dry naturally.
by adamzworld
Tue May 05, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Food dehydrator
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Food dehydrator

I have read that you can use a food hydrator to dry hops out once picked. I was thinking about purchasing one of these as could justify it to SWMBO by explaining that we could also use it to dry fruit and other food items. I've seen this one online, which is fairly cheap so just wondering whether it...
by adamzworld
Sat May 02, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Wherry tweaking
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Wherry tweaking

That's good that you managed to get some half price spray malt in Wilkos. I popped into our local one last week to get some brewing sugar and it was well stocked but everything was full price.
by adamzworld
Sat May 02, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Wherry tweaking
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Wherry tweaking

Welcome back Martin! I've recently started brewing again as the lockdown has given me the added incentive! I had a Wherry kit that was well past its best before date (two or three years I think!) and I transferred to the pressure barrel after it had been fermenting for just over three weeks. I've ju...
by adamzworld
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 17
Views: 2195

Re: The Range IPA kit

Wanted to use a barrel for my wherry kit that's been fermenting and discovered that I still had quite a bit of the old Range IPA kit still left in the barrel (it's been in there since Sept 19!) Gave the spout a good clean and poured a pint. To my surprise it didn't actually taste that bad! Not sure ...
by adamzworld
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3994

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Thanks Chug, I've read it again and there is some useful info that I missed first time around in the comments section.

I guess if I wait a few more weeks the maybe I'm more likely to be able to get a cutting with three rather than two pairs of leaves.
by adamzworld
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3994

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

I use the layering method, or you can split the rhizome at the root. https://twothirstygardeners.co.uk/2016/05/how-to-take-hop-cuttings-note-its-easy/ Thanks Chug, funnily enough the Two Thirsty Gardeners website was the one that I referred to originally, but it doesn't seem to say which part of th...
by adamzworld
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3994

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

There are some wild hops growing near where I live and have tried to take some cuttings to grow from, but haven't had much luck.

I was wondering would I take the cutting from lower down the stem, ie nearer to the root end, or nearer the top of one of the shoots?

TIA
by adamzworld
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Rehydrating dried yeast
Replies: 23
Views: 1054

Re: Rehydrating dried yeast

As an update to my original post, I tried a sample of this today after 11 days in the FV. Tastes pretty good to me so hopefully the yeast didn't cause any off flavours. None that I can taste at this point anyway!
by adamzworld
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Rehydrating dried yeast
Replies: 23
Views: 1054

Re: Rehydrating dried yeast

Uncle Joshua wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:23 am
Just sling it in.
That's pretty much what I did. I hoping that as the temp of the wort was roughly the same temp as the hydrated yeast mixture that it should turn out okay
by adamzworld
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Rehydrating dried yeast
Replies: 23
Views: 1054

Re: Rehydrating dried yeast

adamz, Read this, conflicting opinions........ https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=82077 I`ve never rehydrated dried yeast, no probs on the beer outcome. :D WA Thanks WA, sounds like opinions are divided then! I do normally just chuck it in dry, but this time I was using a kit ...