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Posted in thread: DIY bottle crates on 12-24-2010 at 08:30 PM
OK, this is cool.Neat way to make the little bottle compartments. Plan on making the final
version stackable?Simple, I'm going to make doubles of the crates, probably without the
cardboard and only th...
Posted in thread: DIY bottle crates on 12-24-2010 at 08:10 PM
I've gotten pretty fed up dealing with using old decaying boxes as bottle crates, so I took
some measurements off an old Coca-cola crate I have and made my own simple crate. It isn't
fancy at all, but...
Posted in thread: One cider too dry + one stuck fermentation = blend? on 11-16-2010 at 10:42 PM
Crap. I got home this afternoon and pulled two samples. The Batch A was still stalled at 1.030
so into the fridge it went.Batch 1 had a distinctive smell of vinegar. I hit it with campden
tabs and thr...
Posted in thread: One cider too dry + one stuck fermentation = blend? on 11-16-2010 at 02:15 AM
First here's what I wanted to do to make two sweet ciders:Batch A: Cider from Twin Creek Farms,
PA. Rather sweet, OG 1.061.Wyeast 1332 NW Ale. cold crash at 1.010 Batch 1: Cider from
Distillery Lane C...
Posted in thread: My father wants to make kiwi wine on 11-16-2010 at 01:35 AM
Thanks a bunch! I was confused about Kiwi and thought that the Actinidin in kiwi dissolved
pectin, so I was really confused as to the need for pectic enzyme.I think the freezer route is
going to be th...
Posted in thread: My father wants to make kiwi wine on 11-15-2010 at 12:55 AM
They mainly go for a sweeter wine. I believe what they plan to let it ferment to completion,
then backsweeten to where they wanted it.What's the best way to get juice out of so much fruit
at once, sho...
Posted in thread: My father wants to make kiwi wine on 11-15-2010 at 12:14 AM
My father just got bitten hard by the brew your own bug. I've been brewing my own beer and
cider for a while and while I've spoken with him about it I'm not sure what triggered this