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  • Posted in thread: Might've gone overboard... on 01-29-2013 at 04:46 PM
    Well, no action. Looks like a re-pitch is in order. Thinking about rehydrating as advised
    upthread, only using a packet of SO4 I've got... slow worker, and easy enough to stop. I'm
    going to try to hal...

  • Posted in thread: Might've gone overboard... on 01-27-2013 at 02:07 PM
    Well, I went simplest first and added 2 tsp of boiled yeast in a quarter cup of water, cooled.
    Sloshed it 'round just a bit. No action after 12 hours, but I suppose I'd best wait, what, 48
    before taki...

  • Posted in thread: Might've gone overboard... on 01-26-2013 at 03:56 PM
    I think I might've overestimated how far Wyeast's 4632 Dry Mead Yeast would go.19 pounds of
    honey later, my OG read a whopping 1.135 back in September; this morning's reading (late
    January) was 1.058,...

  • Posted in thread: "Yeah, there's some honey in there, too...." on 09-19-2012 at 09:17 PM
    :ban:So my wife, who just started keeping bees (yay!) was given some equipment from a colleague
    who just stopped keeping bees -- a neat pile of old-school gear, including a 100-year-old
    centrifuge. An...

  • Posted in thread: 24 days of wild yeast (many pics).... on 09-18-2012 at 06:03 PM
    Seems appropriate to kick this and mention I've been tasting it off and on for months, opened
    another last night. Still nicely carbed, clear, beautiful... and has an overwhelming eucalyptus
    nose that ...

  • Posted in thread: Giving cider away on 09-01-2012 at 09:04 PM
    I had a dog that begged at the table. I cured him of it by always giving him a slice of lemon.
    He stopped begging, because the result sucked.As others have suggested, if you have a few
    bottles of some...

  • Posted in thread: Cantaloupe Country Wine - Super active but smells funny on 08-19-2012 at 09:32 PM
    If the smell/taste is sort of a camphor/medicine-y/mentholatum sort of thing, welcome to the
    world of Colorado wild yeasts. At least my experience with them, they don't make particularly
    nice tasting ...

  • Posted in thread: Last year's yeast? on 07-18-2012 at 01:00 PM
    So I did a bunch of experiments with wild yeasts last year, and actually wound up with several
    bottles of something I liked quite a bit.I've been reading about the harvesting process, and
    intuitively ...

  • Posted in thread: Apple tree medic needed on 07-09-2012 at 02:38 PM
    Just noticed this; we have (what I'm pretty sure is) a big red delicious tree that seems to
    produce exceptionally well about every other year, and sits with one or two apples on the off
    years. It's ce...

  • Posted in thread: Apple-Plum Sparkling Cider on 06-12-2012 at 10:13 PM
    I'm going to follow this with interest, as my plum tree is looking like it's going to deliver
    in a big way this year. Keep us updated on how it goes!