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Posted in thread: Succulent Strawberry Blonde on 06-05-2012 at 03:29 AM
For those that complain of tartness -- you need to age this a bit more. Like a wine that uses a
lot of fruit, age will bring out the natural strawberry flavor.
Posted in thread: Double and Triple Batching on 12-27-2011 at 05:44 PM
I am thinking of a triple batch coming up here, and only have 1 brew kettle and 1 mash/lauter
tun. A few things I am thinking of to ease the pain of a long day and increase efficiencies:-do
30 minute ...
Posted in thread: Chancellor Grape Variety on 09-12-2011 at 12:18 AM
Coming around to harvest time again. To update this thread, I experienced some pretty crazy
sulphur production. I ended up running the wine through copper tubing I had laying around and
WHALA it was f...
Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead (Melomel) on 08-16-2011 at 01:39 PM
After making this batch, I realized I only had 7 lbs Tupelo honey and 6lbs blackberries.
However, I juiced the blackberries and pasteurized for about 10 minutes, skimming off the top
as it cooled. I f...
Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead (Melomel) on 08-16-2011 at 01:38 PM
Im thinking the seeds impart a vinous, tannic quality. Jack Keller's blackberry wine recipes
all have him freeze, thaw, crush, *pour boiling water over them* and let them set for several
days, then ju...
Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead (Melomel) on 08-16-2011 at 01:35 PM
Sounds pretty delic! I've never had a huckleberry let alone brewed with one. However, I think
you will be pleased with the results - if you have patience :). Higher gravity meads like this
that are dr...
Posted in thread: Bottle conditioned IPAs... on 08-05-2011 at 01:24 PM
Well I just had the same problem as you did Bovine. Brewed a high gravity IPA with huge aroma
additions and dry hopping. As soon as carbonation levels were OK the HUGE amarillo nose was
pretty much go...
Posted in thread: WLP810 Starter on 08-05-2011 at 01:20 PM
Right, so the san fran yeast took about 24 hours to get moving, which scared me right good. But
at that point it took off, and the aromas from the ferment were great. So, after another day I
added my ...
Posted in thread: WLP810 Starter on 07-25-2011 at 12:28 PM
Yea I should really do better about making starters. Really. But when I get the chance to brew,
I just gotta do it. I decided to go ahead and pitch the decanted yeast, but I'll wait to add
the honey u...
Posted in thread: WLP810 Starter on 07-24-2011 at 12:39 PM
I'm hoping to ferment a braggot (raspberry brown ale with 50-60% honey) with san fransisco
lager yeast. It worked really well for me in the past, and I washed and preserved about 1 cup
of the yeast fr...