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Posted in thread: Kegging in mini Kegs on 06-23-2016 at 11:23 PM
In a hope to reduce some bottling I purchased a set of mini kegs, about 1.25 gal per keg. I
processes the batch in the same manner as always, using corn sugar to carbonate. I filled 2
mini kegs and fi...
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Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-29-2013 at 03:35 PM
The brew is sitting at 1.015 which is where it has been, so I would say its done. Still some
bubbles but it is beginning to clear, so I will let it sit for another week or so and bottle.
Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-29-2013 at 02:22 PM
I brewed, partial mash, a Blue Moon clone 6 weeks ago. The brewing process went well however,
the og was lower than expected. I pitched the yeast and after several days didnt see much
activity. So I r...
Posted in thread: How to keep fermentor cool? on 03-13-2013 at 04:08 PM
I have struggled with temp control also, using a swamp cooler you can easily get down to 69F
but the temp swings between ice additions. I wanted better temp control so I went to the next
step. Using t...
Posted in thread: anyone from central illinois? on 03-13-2013 at 03:38 PM
Keeping friends and family happy in Danville. Buster Brewery.
Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2013 Big Giveaway! on 02-23-2013 at 02:34 PM
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Posted in thread: A year of experience on 02-01-2013 at 03:06 PM
Typically it has been 5 -14 days at first racking, I may rack 2-4 times depending on the wine,
total ferment time is typically 30 - 40 days. I manage head space with different sizes of
Posted in thread: Brandy on 01-29-2013 at 05:54 PM
I have made cherry brandy using tha attached recipe I found in Brian Cooks "Making Wine" It was
great after 3 months but smoothed out after 6.
Posted in thread: A year of experience on 01-29-2013 at 05:41 PM
I have just bottled my 13th batch of wine, here are some of my observations and questions:Most
of my batches finish with an bitter-alcohol taste. These get better after 6 months to a year of