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  • I tried to make mead when I was 9 years old. It finally gave itself away while sitting hidden in the back of my closet and was sitting on the kitchen table when I got home from school. Tasted it on the way to dumping it ... did not resemble anything that one would put in their mouth. I'd gotten the idea from somewhere's to cut a finger off of a rubber glove and use the glove as the airlock. Also found out that's *not* a good idea unless you own your own glove.
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  • Posted in thread: Did the orchard lie to me? on 09-22-2014 at 04:03 AM
    Any other tips on making a particularly lively starter? It looks like I may be doing this for a
    while.A very old post of mine ... note that it is written for someone who is having specific
    trouble wi...

  • Posted in thread: AHA membership discount code? on 09-21-2014 at 07:25 PM
    ... er ... I never realized the American Heart Association has membership dues.Probably good
    for one's health to pay up though. Kind of a bit like buying indulgences from the church,
    no?Purchase the S...

  • Posted in thread: Help me out of this mess! on 09-10-2014 at 11:14 PM
    OK, I have 60 lbs of pears (that were cleaned, sliced, destemmed and then frozen) that I mashed
    up for a 5 gallon batch of wine.I poured the juicy mash into straining bags figuring I could
    just squeez...

  • Posted in thread: Cider time in Michigan yet? on 09-10-2014 at 09:14 PM
    I'm heading back up to my home state of Michigan for a weeklong visit. It's getting to be about
    that time whete I start my cider batches and experimentations. I'll be in both the Detroit area
    and Kala...

  • Posted in thread: Geek v. Nerd on 09-02-2014 at 03:14 PM
    You are able to locate an umlat on a keyboard. What kind of geek does that make you? Especially
    since you are from Michigan.That's a rhetorical question? ... what.Ok ... what kind of geek
    does it make...

  • Posted in thread: Geek v. Nerd on 09-01-2014 at 07:12 PM
    I'm sure I'm 100% one of these. Appallingly so. I don't know which one because I can't get down
    with the etymology, but rest assured I'm out of control one of them.Maybe you guys can tell me
    which one...

  • Posted in thread: How do I get started? on 08-27-2014 at 07:30 PM
    ... I was just following the recipe in this forum. :)that could have been a recipe for a
    5-gallon carboy (?) ... like I say I did not read the recipe on that other thread.For what it's
    worth, one of t...

  • Posted in thread: How do I get started? on 08-27-2014 at 07:25 PM
    So I should add more juice? I think I have a little bit more in my fridge that I could add. I
    was just following the recipe in this forum. :)Yep. That should be fine.If you had much larger
    an amount t...

  • Posted in thread: How do I get started? on 08-27-2014 at 07:08 PM
    Kimmy ...An early tip on your photo ..... you had ought to take action by the end of your
    primary ferment (that is, by the time things stop bubbling so much) to reduce the amount of
    "headspace" ... th...

  • Posted in thread: How do I get started? on 08-27-2014 at 06:46 PM
    I appreciate all the info. And after doing hours of my own research, as well as info from this
    site, I did go out and purchase a 6 gallon carboy, bung, airlock, yeast specific for cider,
    yeast nutrien...

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