Last Activity:08-24-2015 6:54 AM
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
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
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
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...