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Posted in thread: Best plums to grow for wine? on 12-08-2013 at 03:43 AM
You can also try your state extension for info. They might even be able to ID the park trees. I
found this from a quick search: Short Seaon Idaho Growing. Try winemakingtalk.com and
winepress.us for m...
Posted in thread: Best plums to grow for wine? on 12-04-2013 at 08:57 PM
Fizzycist, did you ever find out what plum grows in that park near you and is it a large or
small tree? I think you need to be careful what rootstock you use for plums in zone 4. I live
in zone 5 and ...
Posted in thread: Aw crap - not enough bottle caps! And no LHBS! on 11-06-2013 at 07:27 AM
I probably would've gone with plastic seltzer or other soda bottles if you needed them to hold
pressure. What really caught my eye is that you're in State College area. I'm used to living in
Posted in thread: best way to add fruit to secondary on 11-03-2013 at 09:18 PM
Here's my resulting beer. Roughly 5.5 gal wheat beer, 4lb black raspberries in secondary 8
days. It had a really winey taste at first which I believe came from previously using my
secondary fermenter ...
Posted in thread: What Do You Do When Something Shows Signs of Greatness? on 10-29-2013 at 07:52 AM
I'd be interested in seeing your Saison recipe. I've tried to make a few darker saisons, but
wasn't happy with the body profile.
Posted in thread: best way to add fruit to secondary on 08-21-2013 at 04:25 AM
Two years ago I made a black raspberry wheat. Not sure about the details anymore, but I believe
I just threw them in a carboy secondary no bag, no pasteurization. Notes simply say "took
forever to tha...
Posted in thread: First Sour and Starting a Pipeline on 08-15-2013 at 05:39 AM
That was kind of off topic, but a really neat blog. I guess what you're saying is racking onto
old fruit would make any yeast much less viable? I don't know how much of a concern this would
be to me t...
Posted in thread: First Sour and Starting a Pipeline on 08-15-2013 at 02:35 AM
My goal is to brew 1-2 sour batches a year to get a good pipeline going. I'm a big fan of New
Glarus Belgian red, serendipity, and raspberry tart, so I plan on using many different fruits.
I have tons...
Posted in thread: This rope work well? on 07-26-2013 at 04:24 AM
It would be a waste to use good rope IMO. With twine, you can cut it down at the end of the
year and restring more next year. I'm using 12+ year old twine that was made into square bales
when my paren...
Posted in thread: 2013 hops harvest on 07-25-2013 at 05:00 AM
My chinook have really long and almost flat sided cones.