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  • Have been thinking about brewing since I found a Hop vine at an old abandoned homestead 3 years ago, and transplanted it home. It grows up the side of my house.rnMy wife finally took the hint and got me a 'Truebrew' kit for Christmas 2011. 1st brew was an 'Oktoberfest' on 12/26. Surprised me by being quite tasty.
  • It's amazing to look back on my original post. Still brewing some of the original beers I started with in my 1st year. Have expanded a bit though. rnCounted this afternoon; I have 20 different varieties either in the process or ready to drink.
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  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of Cider in 2016 on 09-25-2016 at 05:45 PM
    396+ 1G straight cider with Cote des Blanc + 6G Gunslinger Cranberry Graf with S-04=403

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 09-25-2016 at 05:43 PM
    16774+1G Grapefruit Moon+ 5.5G Redrum-a murderous Red rye ale=16780.5

  • Posted in thread: 2016 Hop Growing Thread on 09-22-2016 at 06:03 PM
    3 years of beautiful vegetative growth but no cones from the wild bines that I transplanted 5
    years ago. Weird, because I did get some cones the 1st 2 years, so didn't think they were all
    males. Anywa...

  • Posted in thread: Milky/cloudy Pils after fermentation & carbing. on 09-22-2016 at 05:58 PM
    Why is it cloudy? Don't know. Unlikely it was the pilsner malt unless you didn't get complete
    conversion, so might have nonfermentable starch. Did your FG hit where it was supposed to? The
    other possi...

  • Posted in thread: 80 degree bottle conditioning temperatures on 09-22-2016 at 05:52 PM
    As CH says, the 80* during bottle fermentation won't hurt because there is actually very little
    fermentation going on, and more importantly for off-flavors, very little new yeast growth,
    which is the ...

  • Posted in thread: So Tomorrow, I Cold Hop on 09-13-2016 at 02:09 AM
    [QUOTEPhase 5: @JimRausch 's ancestors brag about Jim being one of the first to adopt the new
    term, forcing Palmer, Jamil, et al to revise all their books.Note: Don't miss the opportunity
    to add your ...

  • Posted in thread: So Tomorrow, I Cold Hop on 09-11-2016 at 12:56 AM
    OK, I'm in. 'Cold Hopping' from now on. After all, I don't 'secondary' anymore, but I might
    occasionally 'cold condition'.

  • Posted in thread: Pectic enzyme & frozen fruit on 09-11-2016 at 12:22 AM
    A couple times a year I do a batch of American ale 'Moon clone' and split the batch between
    blueberries, or raspberries in secondary. I don't add pectinase and get clear beer. My
    understanding is that...

  • Posted in thread: Where did it all go so wrong on 09-07-2016 at 07:30 PM
    Your 1st mistake was in thinking that you could make applejack in a week with a 1/2 cup of
    cider. Wherever you read that, just burn the source. Book, article, computer, or even phone,
    just burn it. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Cold crashing and bottle conditioning on 09-07-2016 at 07:25 PM
    Either way, but personally no matter what I do in way of adding stuff, I crash and hit it with
    gelatin about 1 week before I plan on bottling.And me, I chill it as quickly as possible, but
    I'm doing i...

Primary: Gunslinger Cranberry Graf, 1G straight Cider, Redrum Rye ale, Grapefruit Moon, 1G Dandelion wine Bottle conditioning: Maine Moon, Apricot Moon,1G RIS, Peach wine Drinking: PBR 4.0, Clarence Stout, German Pilsner 'Wannabe', Jamaica Mon Ginger beer, Fruit/Moon series, Moose Maple Slobber, RyeCentennial Pale ale, Batch 64 Bock, Spring Snowstorm Porter, several others