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  • Brother-in-law wanted to pursue and a friend invited us over for a brew and gave us some pointers. Now have a half dozen carboys, along with the basic set-up items. Started with strong stouts, but now mostly brew mead. A few oddities thrown in along the way.
  • Mead, cherry beer, blueberry beer, strawberry beer, and a beer flavored with any other fresh fruit I can pick for free.
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  • Posted in thread: Ceramic bottles on 04-30-2013 at 01:36 AM
    Bottles were less than $1.84 a bottle with a purchase of 1056 bottles(one pallet
    CM002).Shipping to me was $550, which added another $.50 a bottle. Shiiping another pallet was
    only and additional $100...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Ceramic Bottles on 02-15-2013 at 05:43 PM
    I'd say 2/3 for thrown bottles is pretty good.

  • Posted in thread: 13 gallons stuck on 01-25-2013 at 05:53 PM
    I think you are correct. We had a bit of discussion about stepping it up and decided it would
    be best to leave it as is.

  • Posted in thread: 13 gallons stuck on 01-16-2013 at 07:51 PM
    Sorry. 8 Teaspoons. A pint of aerated water.Added some bottling sugar yesterday and it resulted
    in noticeable firmentation. At the least I blew out the oxygen.Will give it a taste later,
    after I build...

  • Posted in thread: One Gallon Mead Recipe Anyone?? on 01-15-2013 at 05:51 AM
    It isn't wax, but pectin, at least as I understand it.

  • Posted in thread: 13 gallons stuck on 01-15-2013 at 05:46 AM
    My BIL, who has a 6 month baby, hasn't been available so I am on my own. No measurement taken
    as I have no idea how to do it and with all the things I added who knows what it will be. I
    just dumped ha...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Ceramic Bottles on 01-15-2013 at 05:37 AM
    With everyone of your updates the temptation to clear away a decade of dust and search out a
    clay source grows.I have never done slip molds. Seems perfect though.

  • Posted in thread: 13 gallons stuck on 01-12-2013 at 05:26 PM
    My brother-in-law and I just tried our first batch with a 13 gallon carboy and it is stuck,
    probably.18 pounds of honey, 2 gallons of cider, some Irish moss and three tablespoons of yeast
    nutrient sta...

  • Posted in thread: Bottles Anyone? on 01-12-2013 at 05:11 PM
    Uhhh... Is there any interest in reselling these? I have no problem buying used as we sanitize
    with bleach(usually soak in a solution for an hour or two just so we don't have to scrub much).
    You could...

  • Posted in thread: Homemade Ceramic Bottles on 01-12-2013 at 04:35 PM
    THere is a device for muzzleloaders that uses a CO2 cartridge to eject an un-fired load. It
    just threads in. Drilling a plastic top, gluing a fitting into it, then attaching the item
    would not be too ...