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Field Trip: Hydroponic Garden Centers

October 25, 2010

Storefront: Long Island Expressway's finest?

Josh and I headed over to Hydroponic Garden Centers over our anniversary weekend (we bought beer making equipment there as our anniversary gift to each other this year- a quality investment in marital bliss).  If you are in area, I highly recommend making a stop there.  They have a strange collection of stuff, all of which I am interested in.  Organic gardening supplies (seeds, fertilizers), beer and wine making supplies (kits, grains, yeasts, hops), and canning supplies (jars, lids, pectin, starter kits).  I can (and have) spent a lot of time in there!

A (blurry...oops) collection of jars

During this trip, we got the supplies to make 6 gallons of stout (currently brewing- I will be posting on this soon).  I also picked up some wine pH strips.  A.) I love science, and lithmus paper is a fav and B.) The pH range for wine testing is 2.6 to 4.6.  Guess what that range also covers?  Safe pH for canned goods!  I am hoping to test out some recipes, and use the pH strips to test their acidity to ensure that they are safe.  Ah yes, the power of science…


Hydroponic Garden Centers (Homebrew too)

146-49 Horace Harding Expressway (Service road of the LIE), Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 762-8880

One Comment leave one →
  1. willie permalink
    October 28, 2010 7:13 am

    hop seeds? A friend is interested…

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