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  • Posted in thread: Funky batches on 08-19-2012 at 03:19 AM
    How does the first batch taste?

  • Posted in thread: pH management on 05-03-2012 at 12:28 AM
    I've been swirling it regularly to let off a bit of CO2- no signs of stressed out yeasties, so
    I've decided I'm not going to worry about it too much.

  • Posted in thread: pH management on 05-02-2012 at 01:06 AM
    I'm two days into fermentation, and my LHBS doesn't have any calcium carbonate. Is there
    anything else I can use to keep the pH from dropping too low?

  • Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 02-21-2012 at 05:42 PM
    The current gang complete with aptly novel names... from screen left to right: (1) No. 1
    Nectar; my first short gallon mead after stabilising it, then cold crashing it in the freezer,
    and finally addi...

  • Posted in thread: Boston Area Cider Makers on 12-02-2011 at 11:25 PM
    I've found this thread a bit late, I see- I'm in Brighton. I've got a gallon of cider from
    Carlson Orchards going with a pound of varietal honey from Roche Bros. and EC-1118. It's my
    first batch with ...

  • Posted in thread: Acorn Wine on 11-21-2011 at 02:06 AM
    I've heard of getting rid of the tannins by boiling them and changing out the water until it
    longer turns brown.

  • Posted in thread: when to bottle? on 11-20-2011 at 04:29 AM
    5lbs of honey is definitely not too much. You should have no problem at all completely drying
    that out, especially with the champagne yeast. I've done 5 gal AJ/5 lbs honey, and it usually
    finishes wit...

  • Posted in thread: making quality wine in a conical fermenter? on 11-18-2011 at 11:04 PM
    ^That's what I thought too...

  • Posted in thread: Zork Corks? on 11-18-2011 at 09:52 PM
    Do we have any updates on longevity?

  • Posted in thread: New guy here. on 11-14-2011 at 04:58 AM
    That cider mill/press sounds frackin' awesome! Some people have all the luck.You might not need
    to re-rack to clear it; usually the yeasties and solids will drop out fairly rapidly after a
    few weeks. ...

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