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Posted in thread: Wheat beer + unfermented blackberry wine =? on 08-28-2010 at 11:43 PM
It's been about two weeks since I added the blackberry must. It's back down to .994. Now it has
a really strong, pungent smell that doesn't smell normal. It could be the k-meta but I'm not
sure. It's ...
Posted in thread: Wheat beer + unfermented blackberry wine =? on 08-15-2010 at 04:03 PM
It's not sour. It's extremely dry, though.
Posted in thread: 7-Grain Cereal on 08-15-2010 at 02:06 PM
The reason not to use commercial cereal is because it's heavily processed. I've heard of people
try to make beer from cereals like grape nuts but it never ends well. I've been tempted to try
Posted in thread: Fresh Blueberry Ale on 08-15-2010 at 02:02 PM
I would freeze them. It makes it easier to extract all of the juice when you crush them. I
would also rinse the berries in a campden/water solution before crushing/pureeing them. You
could add a littl...
Posted in thread: Wheat beer + unfermented blackberry wine =? on 08-15-2010 at 01:50 PM
Yes. I used the dregs from a Saison de Buff for the yeast. I was really surprised, too. I
checked three samples and used two different hydrometers. I combined the two batches and it's
fermenting away ...
Posted in thread: Wheat beer + unfermented blackberry wine =? on 08-14-2010 at 05:43 PM
I added the k-meta after crushing my berries then stirred a couple of times per day for a week.
Then I pitched my yeast. I probably just used way too much. We'll see how it reacts with 5
gallons of be...
Posted in thread: Favorite Commercial Beer/ Brewery on 08-14-2010 at 03:12 PM
Oskar Blues. I love every beer they make..except for Gubna. I like it but I don't love it.
Posted in thread: Are you still buying commercial beer? on 08-14-2010 at 03:11 PM
I still don't have a kegerater. That puts a damper on my kegged beer. Usually, I just fill my
bottles with whatever I want to drink for the night and put them in the fridge. I don't always
get around ...
Posted in thread: Wheat beer + unfermented blackberry wine =? on 08-14-2010 at 02:53 PM
So a few weeks ago I tried doing a 1 gallon batch of blackberry wine. I must have used a bit
too much potassium metobisulphite because the yeast never took off. It didn't ferment at all.
Here's the re...
Posted in thread: Awesome Blueberry Wine on 08-12-2010 at 12:36 AM
My 5 gallon batch started at 1.092 and ended at .996. I think that it's ready to bottle. It
smells great. It tastes great. It has that "real wine" flavor that I didn't expect. The
blueberry character ...