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1) Does aerobic fermentation has a place in this? If so, when and how, and where does the oxygen come from? Aerobic metabolism is a more efficient pathway to convert the glucose to cellular energy and therefore is always taken when O2 is present which is only during the initial phase. The time it takes until oxygen depletion occurs depends on population, ...


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1 acre is 43,264 square feet, which is a plot measuring 208' x 208'. Brandon's math is correct at 25 bushels per acre weighing 48 lbs each. Using his crop estimates you can expect between 0.0055 to 0.0441 lbs/sq ft. That's why farmers use bushels per acre. I'll be growing a 12 sqft plot of barley this spring and will be happy to yield 1 lb of grain.


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Most hops in the US are grown in the Yakima valley, technically a desert. Watering hops may be necessary depending where you are located but let me assure you any water there would be irrigation from the grower, as there is little or no rainfall. Dripline has been recommended on many sites and I would predict this is the standard of the region.


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I made a yeast starter directly in a bottle of beer after I poured it into a glass. I let the bottle with dregs warm to room temperature, then added dry malt extract with water. 10% DME in boiled water cooled to room temperature. Shake it up to oxygenate, then put airlock on. 12 hours later, I pitched into beer and made a lovely hefeweizen. Yeast was from an ...


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