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  • Owner of Mac's Homebrew, Quincy, IL. Brewmaster at Mark Twain Brewing Co.
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  • Posted in thread: Tomato Wine on 07-20-2013 at 08:42 PM
    I do it with the skins on. No heating. All the color drops out. My recipe is a little different
    but similar. A great cheap wine. You wouldn't know it was made with tomato's. My wife says
    Cardonay like...

  • Posted in thread: Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale) on 07-16-2013 at 09:36 PM
    No amylase enzyme?

  • Posted in thread: Any problems with not straining hops? on 06-05-2013 at 10:34 PM
    Never strain either and always dump it all in the fermentor and I make some fine beers.

  • Posted in thread: made a grain mill. on 05-15-2013 at 10:04 PM
    share your plans!

  • Posted in thread: Bottle Cap Sizing on 05-10-2013 at 10:02 PM
    Just use wine corks or champiagn stoppers and bails

  • Posted in thread: Sour taste (infection?) with photos on 04-18-2013 at 09:36 PM
    Looks infected to me. You perhaps have sanitation issues. Are you fermenting in a bucket with a
    spigot. If so, that is probably your infection source. Get some PBW and soak everything for an
    hour in i...

  • Posted in thread: Noble hops for Belgian Beers. What about Tett? on 04-06-2013 at 08:37 PM
    All noble hops are good in Belgian beers. Just don't overdue them. Most Belgians are low in

  • Posted in thread: Post your infection on 03-22-2013 at 09:48 PM
    Well what's it taste like? I'd rack it to a secondary myself.

  • Posted in thread: Irish Red (1st place HBT comp) on 03-20-2013 at 05:17 PM
    I checked BJCP guidelines. Should be a light to medium body. Mashing at 150 here.

  • Posted in thread: Irish Red (1st place HBT comp) on 03-18-2013 at 07:29 PM
    Are you brewing this with a light, medium or full body profile?

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