Last Activity:04-17-2010 3:17 PM
Posted in thread: Hops screw up on 04-17-2010 at 09:17 PM
Cool, thanks guys, I called my homebrew shop (too late of course) he gave me 3 options (too
late of course) he said the one he would do is throw the hop pellets into the primary and see
what happens s...
Posted in thread: Hops screw up on 04-17-2010 at 07:45 PM
I was trying to brew two batches at once today and did a bad bad thing. While doing my blue
moon clone I received a important phone call and I forgot to add my finishing hops. I did a 45
minute boil w...
Posted in thread: How good is your wine? on 10-11-2009 at 12:10 AM
I make wine from fresh juice pails, one 6 gallon batch I thought I'd have to bring to deer camp
to get rid of it (my taste) Holiday at moms and all my family though it was great and asked if
I would m...
Posted in thread: Wine? on 09-26-2009 at 12:23 PM
I'd use a like wine to top it off but since you dont know your style thats a hard thing to do.
I topped off with water once in an emergency and the result was a watered down wine. There are
Posted in thread: Zork Corks? on 09-24-2009 at 10:43 PM
P.S. I use leather work gloves when I push them on to avoid a sore palm, Ken
Posted in thread: Zork Corks? on 09-24-2009 at 10:41 PM
I've used zork corks, you push them on by hand and the seal is great. They do not however work
on the Italian style wine bottles where the rim is one size all the way down. You need the
style of bottl...
Posted in thread: Wine? on 09-22-2009 at 05:40 PM
As far as what to do next, when the fermentation stops I'd rack it to a secondary, top it off
and let it age for a year racking when necessary. If any funk starts growing use some campden.
Then drink ...
Posted in thread: Wine? on 09-22-2009 at 05:37 PM
I apologize if this already posted twice, my computer locked up. That is the wild yeast making
alcohol, that's how wine has been made since the beginning of time. In the ancient Egyptians
tombs dried ...
Posted in thread: Glass Carboy Explosion During Cooling on 09-22-2009 at 05:32 PM
I cool my wort in a sinkfull of ice water until around 120 degrees (2 gallon boil) then I dump
that into 3 gallons of cold water in my primary. Almost 99 percent of the time it drops to 80
degrees or ...
Posted in thread: My first stuck fermentation on 06-19-2009 at 01:20 PM
OK, so I got lazy and laid off the hydro readings since I've never had a problem. Went to rack
and found my Syrah was at .020 after I thought it was bulk aging for months. Think I got some
bad advice ...