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by Belto
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Undried Hops
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Undried Hops

Is there any reason why one cannot use hops to brew straight from the bine?
by Belto
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home grown Hops
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Home grown Hops

I would like to know the results of home grown hops. Is it worth all the effort? i.e. Growing Harvesting, Drying, Storage. Are successful brews made. Can they be compared to professionally supplied hops How does one determine the AA. etc.etc. Really looking for other growers comments and a general d...
by Belto
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Vacuum Bag Storage
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Vacuum Bag Storage

I have half a barrel of my dry garden hops to store. The best way to store I understand is to remove all air and keep at a low temperature.
Have I read that there are vacuum bags available where the air can be removed with a standard vacuum cleaner.
Or any other DIY method that will be satisfactory.
by Belto
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: An idiot's guide to growing hops?
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: An idiot's guide to growing hops?

Give the Hop roots a good home to live in and it will pay you back.
Provide a framework for it to climb
August planting will give it time to establish for next year.
Grow only three shoots (i.e. cut out the others)
You should get a crop next year.
Problem is how are you going to find what the AA is?
by Belto
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Has anyone used this for a pump ?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Has anyone used this for a pump ?

is this a silly question,
has anyone used a washing m/c pump :?:
what height are these capable of,
Flow rates should be O'K
by Belto
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Poor mash efficiency
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Poor mash efficiency

I had the same problem yesterday. Normally I get 1060-1070 from boiler but for some reason I only finished with 1045 so I added approx 1Ib sugar to bring it to 1050. I was called away from my brew and mashed for 3 hours, this is the only difference. Could this have caused my problem? Glad to say tod...
by Belto
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2009
Replies: 264
Views: 18155

Re: Hop Growing 2009

Hi Martialant
not teaching my ant to suck eggs, but why not tie your chillies on a cotton line and hang them up somewhere dry.
They will turn red and gradully dry out you can use them any time .
If they dry out totaly you can rub them fine and still use them
by Belto
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Harvesting
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Hop Harvesting

Hi
My apologies it was Wye Challenger I purchased

I have been in contact and although He does not have any in stock this year he hopes to have them available nexr year
by Belto
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Supplier
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Hop Supplier

I placed this information as an addition to another topic but I feel it needs it's own space I have just placed an order for more hops with http://www.aplus-hops.co.uk (Nr Ipswich) I was surprised that he is lifting his stock to sell mid to late November. This would have the advantage of establishin...
by Belto
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Harvesting
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Hop Harvesting

Since placing the order with Aplus Hops they have been in touch with me ref my earlier enquiry Can I bag the hops and freeze? The answer is 'NO' They are taking a box several types of Hop and experimenting to find a way for those who do not have an airing cupboard or suitable methods of drying If su...
by Belto
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Harvesting
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Hop Harvesting

Aplus hops are accepting orders now for delivery November

I have just ordered 3 more varieties bare root @ £5.00 ech + £5.00 delivery

Potted £7.00 ech

Plant out when received is ok apparently
Will give a better start for next season
by Belto
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Harvesting
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Hop Harvesting

Hi Delboy

Try www.aplus-hops.co.uk
by Belto
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Harvesting
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Hop Harvesting

I now have 2 newspaper pillows of Progress hops and also 2 newspaper pillows of Cascade hops. Suggestions to dry are put them in the airing cupboard I now have a condensing boiler, not have an airing cupboard or any where suitable to dry off the cones. Is there any reason why I cannot just bag up th...
by Belto
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Harvesting
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Hop Harvesting

Yesterday Sunday I harvested 1st year Cascade hops reaping approx 1KG I selected parts of the bine, cut them off sat in the sunshine and had an hour or so of thoughtful reflection upon my brewing experience. My local HBS is charging £6.00 + for compressed hops /100grs . Back to the question, I foun...
by Belto
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: New water treatment calculator
Replies: 167
Views: 50894

Re: New water treatment calculator

Thanks Chris-x1

Will study when I have more time.
Looks very informative along with G. Wheeler' s info I should get even more friends with a better Brew