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  • on my land we try to grow enought so we can eat one meal every day from it. started this year to grow grain. barley. we have hops, fruits and grapes. lots of vegiesand some chickens for eegs. live in farminington N.M. thats in the NW corner of the state.
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  • The man who would be king
  • 30 years ago i visited the uk and brought back some kits as i was to young to buy beer here. then Pres Carter made it legal to brew at home and a shop opend nere by my house and they didn't card for yeast or malt.
  • home grown malt and hops porter.
    home grown IPA
  • white wine #1
    black berry #2
  • yellow cherri wine.
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  • Posted in thread: First wine kit. I have questions. on 10-23-2009 at 12:58 AM
    The starsan will work fine. I use a closed 7gl bucket for my primary and the carboys for
    secondary. it is when racked into the 2nd that the head space is important. the yeast needs O2
    to fement in the...

  • Posted in thread: help, to much metasulfite on 09-18-2009 at 01:54 AM
    it is in the grass now. I had used liquid yeast and rehydrated dry put it is done now. durring
    the week it found a bacteria that was at home. when i opened the fermenter today it had a slime
    on top. s...

  • Posted in thread: help, to much metasulfite on 09-17-2009 at 12:35 AM
    while pressing my apples last week we had some of the old cider. told the bother in law to add
    the metasulfite. it was to be at 1/4 teaspoon to the 5 gl but it ended up as 1/4 a gl so 1
    1/4teaspone in...

  • Posted in thread: Mash stirring and HSA. on 09-05-2009 at 02:36 AM
    so what is HSA please?

  • Posted in thread: Brewing with just picked hops? on 09-05-2009 at 02:24 AM
    looks like a nice pile of hops. I grow hops and vacum pack it and freeze it as soon as i have
    it off the plant. so if you are going to breww in a day or so in to the freg in a air tight
    bag. freeze or...

  • Posted in thread: grew the grapes, got lemonade on 09-02-2009 at 11:25 PM
    good thanks. into the freg with some camden tabs. will get back in a few months when i rack it
    again. the troll

  • Posted in thread: What to do with pears on 08-30-2009 at 10:23 PM
    Four lb is not many pears. if you pulp them it will help add flavor and pears are very mild in
    flavor. try this a 4 inch pvc tube or steal pipe ace should have some short lenghts and a
    baseball bat. d...

  • Posted in thread: grew the grapes, got lemonade on 08-30-2009 at 09:57 PM
    it's a full 5gl . Camden, 5 more tabs or is this to much? I have only used them on the fruit.
    so2, ph I can see a wine lab is in the future.

  • Posted in thread: grew the grapes, got lemonade on 08-30-2009 at 03:54 AM
    how cold. I have a loggering chest in the brewery. could set it there for along time. would
    like to see what the grapes will do so I don't want to add extra sweet to it. it has that
    champagne yeast an...

  • Posted in thread: grew the grapes, got lemonade on 08-30-2009 at 03:08 AM
    I use the camden to kill wild yeast. would adding some now be ok? the grapes are grown hot and
    dry. We are at 6000 feet and a humid day is 20% for us. less then 10inch of rain a year. the
    grapes are o...