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12-13-2011

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04-22-2012 3:52 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Winemaker,Wanna be Brewer
  • Programmer
  • Grew up making wine with my Father and Grandfather. They only used fruit that was available locally... fruits such as Peaches, Sour Cherries, Mulberies, Apples, Concord Grapes, Catawba Grapes and Niagara Grapes... Over the past few years I've expanded on their recipes and will carry the tradition for as long as my liver will take me!
  • Red Ale
  • Montmorency (Tart) Cherry Wine,
    Cranberry Pomegranate Wine
  • Chilean Chianti (2010), Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon (2010),California Zinfandel (2012), California Sangiovese (2012)
  • Vanilla Porter, Raspberry Wheat
  • Male
  • Married
  • Belcamp
  • MD

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Some FREE Pumps to give away. on 02-10-2012 at 11:53 AM
    I need that nudge :) I've been making wine for sometime and I want to start brewing... but
    funding is a little short cause I have a little one now! But she is growing and the wife has
    said that I need...

  • Posted in thread: Fruit wines, to finish or not to finish, that is the question...... on 02-01-2012 at 02:13 PM
    Funny, I always attributed headaches from drinking too much wine and becoming dehydrated, not
    with back sweetening or sterilized yeast?

  • Posted in thread: Airlock or Towel? on 01-31-2012 at 12:38 PM
    I tested this out last year... I made one batch that I covered loosely with the bucket lid and
    one batch with the lid snapped on with an Air Lock. After one week I removed the lid off both
    and found t...

  • Posted in thread: Cranberry Pomegranate Wine Experiment on 01-30-2012 at 07:22 PM
    Took a gravity, dropped down below 5% so I racked it into a carboy and pitched some Malolactic
    Bacteria. The color has mellowed to a darker red... The taste seems a little tart so I'm going
    to let it ...

  • Posted in thread: Old Western Wine? on 01-30-2012 at 04:16 PM
    or Zinfandel

  • Posted in thread: Old Western Wine? on 01-30-2012 at 04:13 PM
    I'm guessing Sangiovese would be one of the varieties Cowboys would have used... buy a couple
    of lugs, press them, and put them into a carboy with an air-lock... I guess they would just let
    the natura...

  • Posted in thread: Where to find Empty Half kegs (15.5 GL)? on 01-30-2012 at 11:52 AM
    i actually talked a bit with a bartender at Uber tavern (they sell kegs to go)she said that the
    distributor charges Uber the deposit, too. in their case, the dist. actually charges them a
    larger depos...

  • Posted in thread: Where to find Empty Half kegs (15.5 GL)? on 01-30-2012 at 12:09 AM
    One other note...local laws may prevent kegs from being returned.The kegs in my town (possibly
    state) have a serialized zip tie attached. The zip tie serial is traced back to the original
    purchaser. T...

  • Posted in thread: Where to find Empty Half kegs (15.5 GL)? on 01-27-2012 at 04:18 PM
    All I'm saying that if it wasn't a risk the breweries wanted to take then the deposits would be
    much higher... problem is big time breweries except it as a loss and go about their business,
    they sell ...

  • Posted in thread: Where to find Empty Half kegs (15.5 GL)? on 01-27-2012 at 04:07 PM
    Software industry... I know alot about excepting risks

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