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  • Columbus, OH
  • Always wanted to make my own brew and was given a wine kit and 3 gallon carboy for Christmas 2009. Made the wine and bought the rest of the items to start brewing beer. Now make wine, beer, and mead.
  • Niagara, Fredonia, Catawba, and Diamond wine from fresh juice ipurchased from two growers in the Lake Erie region.
  • Several Meads
  • Santa Claws Ale, Harvfest Ale, Apple Wine
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  • Married


  • Posted in thread: Da FUG is The Traveler Beer Company??? on 03-05-2015 at 01:37 AM
    Look at their terms of use. Looks like they were written for a large corporation.

  • Posted in thread: Brewing with maple sap on 03-03-2015 at 12:58 AM
    I did one a few years ago, below is a link to the thread. There's a video on the second page as
    well. My advice would be to add syrup during secondary fermentation and plan for that addition
    so you do...

  • Posted in thread: Clearing a beer. on 01-24-2015 at 10:08 PM
    Just wait another week, then rack to your keg. Chill the keg overnight and then carbonate it. I
    use the shake method but the beer never usually tastes it's best until it's been carbonated for
    at least...

  • Posted in thread: American Wheat with Citra or Hallertau? on 01-24-2015 at 09:49 PM
    I would go with Citra which should give you more of the fruity citrus aroma you are looking for
    if you add it for the last 15 mins. What are you bittering with? Maybe use the Hallertau as
    your bitteri...

  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewer Smashing Pumpkin Kit need help changing recipe on 01-24-2015 at 02:14 AM
    Base looks good to me, you could throw in a lb. of honey malt and an ounce of black patent or
    chocolate to darken it up a little. Use an oz. of Chinook at the 60min then as many hops as you
    want (like...

  • Posted in thread: Used Beer Bottles and Bottling question on 01-24-2015 at 01:13 AM
    Another vote for the OxiClean soak followed by a Brillo pad scrub. Stubborn labels get the
    razor blade and lighter fluid treatment.

  • Posted in thread: Deformed corks...anyone else??? on 01-21-2015 at 12:29 AM
    I corked 112 bottles on Sunday and the floor corker seated them all perfectly, not one ugly
    dimple-cork. Totally worth the money, maybe you'll want to make more wine once you get one of

  • Posted in thread: Deformed corks...anyone else??? on 01-15-2015 at 01:50 AM
    You may be filling the bottles too full also. I had the exact same issue and was told to quit
    over filling and set my depth a little deeper. The hand corker is adjustable if there is a nut
    on the top ...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 01-10-2015 at 11:28 PM
    I put galvanized steel wire inside of mine wrapped kind of in a spiral like a notebook spiral.
    Have only had one stuck sparge but it fixed itself.You may want to use copper instead:

  • Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 01-10-2015 at 11:23 PM
    What is a pork rack?It's a rack to cook pork tenderloins on your grill. I put the copper
    conduit inside the braid and then the entire thing is protected by the "cage."