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#1579765 Being Crafty

Posted by charlesquik on 03 September 2018 - 05:02 PM

I made my beer route!!

This year we made the tour of the "Lac Saint-Jean" starting from Quebec city.




Total distance : Aprox. 1000 KM (650 miles)

Duration : 4 days


This was a lot of fun, but damn I'm full of beers! 



Ill share some of the beer I tasted



Hopera microbrasserie


From left to right
-Dry Stout  4.5% IBU 22 : Predominance of chocolate over coffee
-Bitter 5% IBU 46 : Traditional irish red ale with toffee aftertaste
-American Brown Ale 4.5% IBU 15



From left to right

-Double IPA 8% IBU ? 

-Gose N' roses  4%  :  gose made with rose water.

-Put tarts  5% IBU 9 : Sour season with raspberry




Lion bleu microbrasserie


The one on the front :


IIPA with passion fruit   7.77% IBU 47

Also in the picture : 


Hefeweizen 4.4% IBU 11

CourtePointe #3 7%  (mix of two IIPA with 30% gose)



La chasse pinte microbrasserie


This one was my favorite place... just too beautiful



Had a lovely season  with wulong tea 5% and IBU 20




Ate a lovely poutine made with  "beef bourguignon" of red deer




microbrasserie du lac saint jean


Another rasbberry sour named "maringouin" so moskito in English   :) This one was insane and the best I tasted to this date 4.9%





Microbrasserie Le coureur des bois


This microbrewery use local spices found in the wood.


From left to right :


Jaseuse 5% IBU 11 : White beer with local blueberries

Harfang 4.5% IBU 17.6 : Witbier with coriander and citruses.

Lynx  5% IBU 27.5 : Pilsner with a malt, floral and lemon taste.

Renard 5% IBU 27 : Irish red ale with toffee and hazelnut taste. Best one I tasted to this day. The hazelnut aftertaste was insane.

Ourse Noire 5% IBU 26 :  Oatmeal stout with a creamy espresso and chocolate taste.





La Chouape microbrasserie


From left to right :


-Blanche bio  5.1% : Witbier with wheat,coriander and orange taste

-Rousse bio 5.3% : Irish red ale with some herbal taste.

-Session but I dont remember because it was a collaboration between two microbrewery and there was no description.

-Noire à l'avoine 5.2% IBU 40 : Oatmeal stout who won the Strasbourg 2010 gold medal









Microbrasserie de Tadoussac : 


We had to take a big ferry to get there crossing a Fjord.





Sadly I didn't note these one, but who don't like some beers picture   :D







Microbrasserie de Saint-Honoré


Same thing didn't note ....





Microbrasserie BR77


We cant see anything, but here I am with my friends.


It was so dark I couldn't take the menu with the description with my phone.





I did bring some beers back ;)


Anxious to try the peer season and the gose made with seaweed 




#1577763 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 25 August 2018 - 10:42 PM

Today harvest (2018-05-25)


Take note that the 7 pot primo and the ghanghis khan didnt grow true to their pheno. 

Also the scoville unit was for my friends and instagram and are really approximative ;)



The best looking brainstrain





This one is supposed to be a brainstrain, but the pods on this plant are not bumpy at all. Cool looking and I saved the seeds.

Also I put all the "non-bumpy brainstrain" in the golden bhutlah stack which I'm sure is just a cool name for yellow 7 pot lol





Ill be making a shit load of powder in the next days.



#1576497 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 19 August 2018 - 06:13 PM

2018-08-14 Harvest


2018-08-19 harvest



#1574566 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 10 August 2018 - 07:54 AM

2018-08-07 harvest 



Devil tongue

Aji cito

Scotch bonnet


Oily paste






also a lot of tomatoes 




feuerwerk tomato





shit load of garlic !






#1573629 Being Crafty

Posted by charlesquik on 06 August 2018 - 08:52 AM

This year from August 31 to September 3 I'm going to do another beer tour "road trip" with my friend. I'll keep you updated with picture and description of every beer!

#1572610 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 01 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

First Harvest!


Hot fingers, Cayenne, Trinidad moruga scorpion, jalapeno, Aleppo


#1568104 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 14 July 2018 - 07:35 PM

Little update 2018-07-14

Got my first ripe hot finger



Primo are getting bigger



First Aleppo almost ready!




Yellow brainstrain is doing well, but I wont win the growdown haha




Finally my cayenne is producing



Devil's Tongue





Jalapeno are doing not bad




Best year so far :)



#1559168 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 10 June 2018 - 03:00 PM

Little update 2018-06-09


Some pictures of the plants. They are doing pretty good.


Red Dominican habanero



Hot fingers
















#1556921 Squirrels

Posted by charlesquik on 31 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

I just shoot every last one of them with my 12 gauge whenever I walk into the wood. I have not seen any on my yard for a long time. 

#1555906 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 26 May 2018 - 05:46 PM

For the moment we are not using the arduino automation. 


We are using an inkbird itc-308. It automatically control the temperature by switching between heating and cooling  depending on a  temperature threshold. 




Well actually we are using the arduino for the linear actuator but we have to manually switch between positive and negative current on the board. I will soon make the same setup than last year.




My setup is pretty redneck, but it work lol



I didn't get enough pressure with one long line of 24 sprinkler so I made two line. Work perfectly now.




#1554676 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 21 May 2018 - 03:29 PM

After 1 week of hardening, the plants are ready to be transferred to the greenhouse.




There is even a little pepper growing on the hot finger already.




Made a small chance in the air flow to reduce humidity. We got this big blower for free and it is about 3 time stronger than the last one.









I'm being infested by tomatoes until the night are hotter :P


I will install the auto drip system soon.



For a quick comparison this was may 27th last year 




And this was june 17th in 2016



#1552953 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 13 May 2018 - 06:20 PM

It's almost time to bring the plants outside.



Last week I gave away a lot of peppers to friends.


2x Jalapeno

1x Aji Verde

1x Sukari

1x Aji Jobito

1x Thai Orange

1x Starfish

2x Yellow Scotch Bonnet

1x Cayenne



For now I'm hardening the biggest plants.


Temperature is still a little bit cold during the night so I'M not risking it. 

Transplanted the biggest peppers last week. They have nice roots density. 





Ready for hardening 



Also prepared the pot for peppers. I will transfer them next week when night are over 10 celcius.




I chose 24 plants for the greenhouse. ( I lack the space for more :tear:  )



1x Bishop Crown

1x Aleppo

1x Red Devil's Tongue

2x Gold Bhutlah

1x 7 Pot Primo

2x Jalapeno

1x Aji Cito

1x Sukari

1x Aji Verde

1x Cayenne

1x Fatalii

1x Ghenghis

1x Aji Jobito

1x Hot fingers

1x Red Dominican Habanero 

1x Yellow Scotch Bonnet

2x Yellow 7 Pot Brainstrain
1x Reaper

1x Peach Bhut Jolokia

1x Starfish

1x Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

I will also bring two plants to my new apartment


1x Thai Orange

1x Yellow Scotch Bonnet


I will give away the rest of my peppers to other people

1x 7 Pot Primo ( too small)

1x Aleppo

1x Hot finger

1x Cayenne

1x Devil Tongue

1x Aji Cito



That bring the total to 16 plants that I gave away for other to get them addicted to this hobby :D



#1552529 The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS!

Posted by charlesquik on 11 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

Good to see first overall is from my province in  Canada.

Also congratz to pex pepper and pepper north (My two favorites hot sauce maker) for the awards.

#1546818 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 19 April 2018 - 07:01 PM

Everything is going good, plants are growing and snow is melting  :dance:


Today I cut the plants head (I count 8 leaves and cut on top of that) They will get bushier.

Also added some nitrogen.


This is by far my best year thank to pro led equipment and a lot of nutriment.


Here is one of my gold buthlah



Monstrous bell pepper




Another plant with stretchy leg :P




#1545685 Charlesquik's Tech Log 2018

Posted by charlesquik on 15 April 2018 - 05:12 PM

Switched for the Apollo 8 today.

Let the fun begin :)