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Old 01-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #11
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Definitely not the only one.
I have been impatiently waiting for my first batch of cider. In secondary now. Tiny little bubbles and very slow action on the airlock (a bubble every 3 minutes or so) right now after 2 weeks in secondary. (malolactic fermentation?) I may bottle this weekend and start a second batch.
Going to pick up some 1 gal jugs for playing around with small batches to keep my mind (and my hands) off the main batch.



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Old 01-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
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The key is to combat your impatience with an intensive regimen of Procrastination and Lazineses training....
It's difficult to learn how to really procrastinate.... You can start by repeating:
"Yes, honey, I will get to it after I finish with this"
Then, on to:
"Oh, that... No, I didn't forget - Yes, I need to go to the store to buy _____"
Then, on to:
"I plan to do that on Saturday if it's raining and I can't mow"
Then, on to:
"But _____ is on TV and you always want me to watch it with you"
Then.....
"Honey, the kids need to finish their homework"

And so on... Eventually, you will discover that your homebrew has aged out beautifully and is fully ready to drink..... at which point you can say:

"Honey, Remember this _____ I started back in 2005.... I have been aging it for 7 years now... Come taste how good it is after all these years!"

I had a small batch of wine running in the basement in 2009.... Forgot completely about it... Found it around when I was rummaging around for Christmas stuff in December 2010..... Air lock was completely dried out.... Spider webs *inside* the bottle... Pulled it off and gave it a sniff - nothing off.... Gave it a taste... Pretty good.... Bottled it up - and it is fine stuff....

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Old 01-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #13
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i like to start gallon batches of wine after i get a large batch of cider going, then i'm set for a while if i can keep the urge to make a bunch of things down to every 2 or 3 months i don't overwhelm all my space.

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #14
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Spider webs *inside* the bottle...
Dare I say it should be labled " black widow "?!?
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #15
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I have an awesome mead that is now 12years old. It is in a place that I need to spend 20 minutes moving stuff to get to the hatch. Then I need to crawl across the gravel/dirt floor to the far side of the space (about 25ft.) then reverse that with bottle in hand. It's the only reason I still have 5 bottles left out of a 6 gallon batch.

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:20 PM   #16
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I have an awesome mead that is now 12years old. It is in a place that I need to spend 20 minutes moving stuff to get to the hatch. Then I need to crawl across the gravel/dirt floor to the far side of the space (about 25ft.) then reverse that with bottle in hand. It's the only reason I still have 5 bottles left out of a 6 gallon batch.
I bet it is liquid awesome!!!

Show us a pic of it in a glass...would love to see it.


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