Last Activity:04-18-2008 10:52 PM
Posted in thread: Cider question on 04-17-2008 at 03:08 AM
If you want to add a little kick, add a few pounds of honey. It will ferment to a drier finish,
and add 1% per pound. No need to boil, just dissolve in hot water
Posted in thread: Hoppin' in Missouri on 04-13-2008 at 10:15 PM
Bob, Im southwest of Springfield. Im going to move my patch this year to a spot that has a bit
more shade, but will still get plenty of sun. Hopefully it will retain more moisture, and I am
Posted in thread: Hoppin' in Missouri on 04-12-2008 at 10:06 PM
I got my rhizomes last week. They are in pots right now, and a couple have already sprouted. Im
in southwest MO, and planted in the wrong place last time. Too much sun and not enough water.
Got a new ...
Posted in thread: Should i get a yield this year? on 03-27-2008 at 12:21 AM
Shoot the squirrels. Use a small caliber rifle or pistol, such as a .22, and try for a head
shot so as not to destroy the meat. After cleaning the squirrels, freeze them. Then this winter
after youve ...
Posted in thread: Is DME Causing My Chill Haze? on 03-27-2008 at 12:05 AM
Chill haze is mostly caused by proteins. Im not sure if the added extract will be the cause,
but you might look into clarifying agents-maybe polyclar?
Posted in thread: Anyone Use Honey? on 03-27-2008 at 12:03 AM
I use honey in several beers as well as cider. It will add 1% abv per pound. Takes a little
longer to ferment and condition, but well worth the wait
Posted in thread: blast from the pa(b)st on 03-26-2008 at 11:50 PM
Blue Ribbon is now Premier Malt Extract. You can get it from E C Kraus in Missouri.
www.eckraus.com Comes in a 2.2 lb can. I plan on getting some in about a week to use as part of
my great grandads Pr...
Posted in thread: Honey instead of sugar? on 02-17-2008 at 09:12 PM
Ive made several honey ales, using from 1-3 lbs honey. Honey ferments completely, which will
add a drier finish to beer. It will add 1 percent alcohol per pound. Some say boil, some say
dont boil. I h...
Posted in thread: All fruit wine on 01-31-2008 at 06:04 PM
Thanks. I plan on building my own crusher and press, then buying the grapes and fruit until
those I plant start to produce
Posted in thread: All fruit wine on 01-30-2008 at 03:56 AM
When making wine from grapes, does one need to remove the seeds, or just run fruit thru crusher
seeds and all? I know stems need to be removed