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Posted in thread: Help! on 03-11-2013 at 05:16 AM
Excellent news! Some beers just need a little time to think about what they've done and decide
to behave themselves.
Posted in thread: Help! on 03-04-2013 at 05:42 AM
I've found that the best ways to get a really clear beer are to keep the wort at a vigorous
boil all through the boil period and then cool it down as quickly as possible -- both of these
things help t...
Posted in thread: Will yeast eat honey? on 02-18-2013 at 06:14 AM
I haven't tried brewing beers with honey (yet!), but from my mead-making, I know that honey
takes longer to ferment -- when you think it's done, check the gravity over the course of a few
weeks and ma...
Posted in thread: transfer to secondary airlock question! on 02-16-2013 at 04:53 AM
I agree with Yooper: I think it was fine to transfer when you did and I think your beer is
totally fine right now. You're not seeing a lot of activity in the beer now because it sounds
like it's almos...
Posted in thread: Carambola (star fruit) wine on 02-11-2013 at 04:23 AM
Yeah, I usually do 3-4 lbs fruit per gallon, but for something as subtle as star fruit, I could
totally see doing 5 lbs. As you point out, you can always dilute later. I also usually do 1-3
lbs of sug...
Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Mead Recipe Testers for Upcoming Book? on 05-09-2012 at 01:29 AM
Hi, everyone! I'm all set with recipe testers for now. Thanks so much for the great response!In
reply to some of the above: I've been developing these recipes myself over the past year + and
Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Cider Recipe Testers for Upcoming Book? on 05-09-2012 at 01:24 AM
I'm all set with recipe testers now. Thanks for such an awesome response!BoomerCreek - you're
totally right. I made cider from fresh-pressed apples from Sebastopol last fall, and it was
Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Wine Recipe Testers for Upcoming Book? on 05-09-2012 at 01:21 AM
I'm all set with recipe testers now. Thanks for such an awesome response!
Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Wine Recipe Testers for Upcoming Book? on 05-07-2012 at 11:40 PM
P.S. I'm also looking for folks to test sake recipes, so let me know if you're interested in
Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Cider Recipe Testers for Upcoming Book? on 05-07-2012 at 11:37 PM
Hi, everyone! I'm working on a book of homebrewing projects due out next spring and am looking
for a few brave souls willing to test cider recipes. They're one-gallon batches, and actually
run the gam...