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  • I am currently brewing extract only, but saving up to move to all grain...
  • Brewing duh :)
  • Sith IPA (currently in recipe development phase)
  • Italian Bortello
  • Still Semi Sweet MeadrnAustrlain Cab/sirah blendrnStrawberry MeadrnVanilla Mead
  • Bluemoon ClonernCarbed Semi Sweet MeadrnDead Ringer IPA (northern Brewer)rnDry Stout
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  • Posted in thread: Meadowfoam mead on 11-12-2012 at 12:03 AM
    I split my batch and some of it was with vanilla beans. Out of all the splits that is the best.

  • Posted in thread: Drying out kit wine on 10-06-2012 at 01:47 PM
    Doubtful, the kits finish dry, the OP seems to be discovering the difference between quality
    kits and low-buck kits.Any suggestions on a chianti?

  • Posted in thread: Drying out kit wine on 10-05-2012 at 11:43 AM
    I have also heard that aging longer will help, and that adding some yeast fuel after
    fermentation has slowed or stopped will also help.

  • Posted in thread: Drying out kit wine on 10-04-2012 at 02:12 PM
    My LHBS only carries winexpert, any suggestion for a good chianti. I have ordered a kit online
    that was ranked in the top 100 by wine maker. Chianti is what my wife and I drink mostly so
    that is what ...

  • Posted in thread: Drying out kit wine on 10-03-2012 at 07:30 PM
    I made winexpert kits. chianti and cab/shiraz the flavor was good in both, but when we compared
    the chianti next to a store bought chianti there was a noticable diffrence in the "bite". I
    think it may...

  • Posted in thread: Drying out kit wine on 10-02-2012 at 11:12 PM
    I have made several wine kits and they seem to turn out sweeter than similar store bought
    wines. I was thinking of using diffrent yeast to dry it out, or looking for grape skins. I am
    pretty new to wi...

  • Posted in thread: ebay aquarium temp controller build on 09-22-2012 at 12:38 AM
    I just built one it is working great!!!! :rockin:

  • Posted in thread: Meadowfoam mead on 07-12-2012 at 05:27 AM
    I bottled Monday but havent tried it yet. I split the batch into several "sample batches".
    PlainOakedStrawberryVanillaCarbonated oakedI'll drink one this weekend since I'm on nights now

  • Posted in thread: Online honey resource! on 02-26-2012 at 06:49 AM
    I used flyingbeeranch and had a great experience. I will have to check out glory bee.

  • Posted in thread: Making mead tonight on 02-25-2012 at 09:41 PM
    Insomniac wouldn't swirling the carboy with airlock in place simply push CO2 back into solution
    since it is heavier than the O2 and in theory would displace it (O2) in the head space of the