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  • Posted in thread: Want to brew hard sparkling pear cider from scratch, will this process/recipe work? on 08-22-2015 at 03:58 PM
    WOW! thanks for all the input everyone!I did grow the pears in my back yard. We ate a ton of
    them last year and they were very sweet. What we couldn't eat we made into baby food and

  • Posted in thread: Maple sap for water for beer?! on 03-17-2015 at 03:19 AM
    Thanks for the input. Since we are past maple season now I will consider the maple for next
    season. My curiosity was in the sap used as a water substitute and not the syrup. I is
    certainly more of a c...

  • Posted in thread: Best brewing thermometer? on 02-24-2015 at 07:58 PM
    Rather than a thermapen, get "THS-113-372-T" PTFE/FEP TIP PROBE ("Use ... anywhere a waterproof
    thermocouple is useful.).Combined, they're about the same price as a thermapen, but the sensor
    is submer...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB and decoction mashing on 02-20-2015 at 06:55 PM
    I've been having a go at single decoctions w a bag, but can't figure out how decocting for the
    mash out should work with the sparge/teabag process. Since the mash out is taking care of the
    temp change...

  • Posted in thread: Applejack (fractional freezing) on 01-16-2015 at 12:38 AM
    A super easy method is to make a batch of apple wine, then freeze it in sanitized 2L bottles
    after fermentation is complete. Alcohol concentration relates to freezing temperature reached,
    so freeze it...

  • Posted in thread: Applejack (fractional freezing) on 01-09-2015 at 10:48 PM
    Thanks for posting this Vamo. Of everything i found searching for freezing info, this is one of
    the few articles that talks about the actual process. As someone with no interest in regular

  • Posted in thread: Brew Balls on 12-11-2013 at 04:03 PM
    Since the one review i found here with someone raving about the balls was using them in cider,
    i figured the problem was residue from the kra:usen clinging to them. I was hoping someone was
    working on...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Balls on 12-11-2013 at 04:51 AM
    The Website says the balls are currently unavailable and they have not responded to my email
    inquiry in the last month...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Balls on 11-18-2013 at 07:10 PM
    Anyone have an idea if those guys went out of business? These seem like a very useful way to
    track fermentation without increased risk of introducing infections, not to mention saved time.

  • Posted in thread: String Nonet on 07-09-2013 at 06:17 PM
    We have a sunken patio that i am trying to grow a hop roof over. Previously i had grown some
    Cascade up the side of a house just running whatever natural twine up to the eaves and even in
    the second s...