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Old 10-17-2017, 04:41 PM
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It's been a long time since the topic has come up here. Is anyone still homebrewing? Wine making? Kombucha?

I've backed WAY off and only brewed one batch of beer in the last two years. In fact that was two months ago and it's still on tap downstairs. I used to brew a LOT.

I'm starting a batch of kombucha this morning with the intention of adding strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and yeast once the SCOBI is done and making "boozy buch".
Because why not?!?
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Do you still grow your own hops?
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In fact I do! 5 varieties
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I've been meaning to get back into it with some "real" equipment. Done some in the past with extracts and bucket fermenters. I'd like to see what I can do with some actual brewing supplies. Maybe this winter. We have a good homebrew store here in GB.

Although I've dabled in it in the past and would like to get deeper into it when I have more time, I find this clip from Jim Rome hilarious....Don't necessarily agree with it, I've had some very good homebrews.....but this is still hilarious...

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GBdad that was classic. And I totally agree.
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I just can't seem to find enough time to myself to brew.

T, any tips on growing your own hops? Some fresh hops might be a nice change.
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I still brew at least every other weekend. I miss working in the brewery, but on the plus side when brewing at home I only have an audience of one to please.
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I just can't seem to find enough time to myself to brew.

T, any tips on growing your own hops? Some fresh hops might be a nice change.
Hops are pretty easy, almost like a weed. You'll have a year to think about controlling the bines as they grow. The second year they'll go 10-12ft, third and on mine get 20' easy. I use 12' wire closet shelves on the side of my house secured with light chain and hooks. They come down in the fall to harvest... when I remember. I have three varieties on the side of my house and two more that run up twine to the deck. In years past they've gone up to the roof of the gazebo on the deck. It's high. ;)
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