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  • Posted in thread: Kolsch/Orange peel question on 09-25-2008 at 05:50 PM
    I have a Kolsch in primary. Fermenting around 62 degrees. It will be ready to rack to secondary
    in about 10 days.I am getting sent to Israel in a couple days(for two months), so a brewing
    friend has a...

  • Posted in thread: Stir plate throws the bars on 09-18-2008 at 04:57 PM
    Are you sure your magnets are placed accurately? If the bar is not properly centered with
    respect to the axis of rotation, it's going to get thrown much more easily when you speed
    things up.The stir b...

  • Posted in thread: Stir plate throws the bars on 09-18-2008 at 01:14 AM
    I can't get my stir plate to work, always throws the bars.I have two rare earth magnets,
    polarity opposite mounted to the fan. I have three sizes of bars, from 1/2 inch to 1 1/4 inch.
    I use a oring on...

  • Posted in thread: Stinky $1 fermenter on 09-14-2008 at 10:44 PM
    I use a plastic 12 gallon barrel to ferment in. It held powdered fruit flavoring in its former
    life. After cleaning it with bleach and FILLING it with vinegar and letting it sit for a month,
    it still ...

  • Posted in thread: Happy Cherries! on 09-14-2008 at 09:38 PM
    Thinking of doing something like that with black cherries and a porter.Any reason why you
    didn't split the cherries and take the stones out? Won't the stones give an astrigent/tannin
    flavor to the bee...

  • Posted in thread: So, I dropped a hot dog bun into my boiling wort... on 09-14-2008 at 09:34 PM
    I'd say no harm done.Last Thursday I brewed up 10 gallons of my house beer. An extract fat tire
    clone. When I strained the steeping grains I didn't notice the three earwigs under the rim of
    my straine...

  • Posted in thread: Tubal Ligation or Vasectomy on 08-30-2008 at 04:53 PM
    I don't face the prospect firsthand, but let me share a little true story here. Shortly after I
    was born, my father had a vasectomy performed. I also have a sister 10 years younger than
    me.They can, a...

  • Posted in thread: sweet cherries.....are they worth using? on 08-03-2008 at 11:21 PM
    I make jam with those. pretty good stuff.....I also made some mead with them. Used about 4 lbs
    in the ferment, 4 lbs in secondary. Been in tertiary for 8 months now, won't bottle until
    October, so won...

  • Posted in thread: Fresh pressed apple juice on 08-03-2008 at 11:17 PM
    thanks....

  • Posted in thread: Fresh pressed apple juice on 08-03-2008 at 07:47 PM
    Thinking of making a cyser with the fall apple crop coming up. Since fresh pressed juice isn't
    clear, in fact its opaque, how do I go about making a clear apple mead?Going to do 3 gallons9
    lbs orange ...

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