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  • I am a civil engineer by trade, a graphic/industrial designer by education. I tend to be a jack of all trades.
  • Fatherhood,Home repair,Audi & VW Enthusiast,engineering,music,film,politics and social issues
  • Civil/Site Engineer
  • Josha D. O'Connor
  • I listen to most non-pop music. My collection is over 2,000 albums. Recently in heavy rotation is Th
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  • Survivor, Battlestar Galactica, Weeds
  • The Illuminatus Trilogy, Tolkien, anything by Phillip K. Dick,
  • My interest in brewing is recent and to date spans Apfelwine and Mead. I am primarily interested in the kind of beverages I can create using purely locally sourced ingredients. This is somewhat as an offshoot of a mild Peak Oil collapse paranoia
  • I will be brewing fruit wines and melomels this summer. I also plan to batch some Sake.
    I am to find information on cider making in anticipation of setting up a 30 gallon batch of high abv melomel in the fall.
  • 1. Ginger, Lemon, Fennel mead with a local light honey blend
    2. Cranberry, orange, bay mead using half of the same light honey and wild honey
  • It is empty right now
  • Fall of Man Apfelwine

    A crabapple Jonamac blend from the trees in my neighborhood. Brewed with white tea, lemon and brown sugar. Lalvin Ec-1118

    Repitched to the secondary with more sugar. Racked to stall fermentation. Bottled with cane sugar to taste. final ABV in between 14% and 16%.
    It was very dry (fg 0.9999). A tart brew with a bacony, buttery top note and definite apple flavors
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  • New York


  • Posted in thread: New here... a quick question on 12-12-2010 at 01:43 PM
    The initial gravity for the ginger was 1.080. It is now at 1.015The Initial for the wild was
    1.085 and is now at 1.025.Both are past the 2/3rds break...I just realized that I made a
    mistake in brewing...

  • Posted in thread: New here... a quick question on 12-11-2010 at 11:15 PM
    Mead ferments much slower and takes longer than your average beer or wine, the honey does not
    have much in nutrients to keep them at their prime.You may want to read hightest's FAQ in the
    sticky at th...

  • Posted in thread: New here... a quick question on 12-11-2010 at 08:07 PM
    I am new to brewing and am learning...I pitched two 5 gallon batches of mead two weeks ago.
    Both have been bubbling along steadily at a bubble every 10 seconds or so for that time. I was
    hoping to go ...