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Just began brewing this year (jan 2011)


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comment What can be used to keep aphids off of hops without ruining the taste of beer?
Agreed, and I will check with that site as well, just wondering if anyone here has had experience actually using hops that have have something sprayed on them, or if anyone may know what commercial growers use.
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comment What can be used to keep aphids off of hops without ruining the taste of beer?
They were cascades. The soil they were in was amazing as the plant grew 20 feet tall on each of 8 vines. The aphid thing took off like wildfire! I had looked a few days earlier and not seen many, then when I found them all they had taken over the plant top to bottom. The cones themselves smelled rotten, whereas a few days before they just smelled great. I am going to try the lady bug thing (they had started coming around a lot more as well as a few praying mantis) Thank you for all your good information.
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comment What can be used to keep aphids off of hops without ruining the taste of beer?
If we can discuss growing hops for brewing <homebrew.stackexchange.com/search?q=growing+hops>; and picking them <homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/4963/…; then why not the steps in between? I really am just concerned about the taste as I worry if something like the soap and water needed to be rinsed before brewing the hops may lose some of the lupulin.
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asked What can be used to keep aphids off of hops without ruining the taste of beer?
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comment Cardboard alternatives to bottle cases for storage
Just got my cases from CWCRATE and love them. I stacked 4 full cases and they definitely will hold up for a long time.
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answered Dry hopping a double IPA
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comment Process for transfereing from boil kettle to fermenter
I was using those exact same paint straining bags. I switched to the others because they have a mesh that is at least 50% finer. I also agree with the back and forth transfer oxygenating well.
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revised Process for transfereing from boil kettle to fermenter
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