From the HBD Archive
From: homebrew@tso.uc.EDU (Ed Westemeier)
Subject: Carboy cap & hop growing
Date: 1992-04-17 12:16:09 GMT

> I've noticed that with the orange cap, I get a good
> seal probably about 1/2 the time.

I have always been told that the standard orange 2-spout
carboy cap is made specifically for the 5-gallon carboys
marked Made in Mexico. It works well on my three. But
I have another one made in Canada, and it doesn't give
a good seal. Drilled rubber stoppers definitely seem to
be the way to go for anything but the 5-gal Mexicans.


It's not too late to plant hops for this year in northern NJ, but only just.

Plant your rhizomes (order from any decent supplier, such as those who
advertise in Zymurgy), but make sure you keep different varieties at
least 6-8 feet apart. Those roots really spread out under the surface
and before you know it you might not be able to tell which shoots are
coming from which variety of root!

Plenty of sun seems to work best.

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