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06-01-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Fizzy Yellow Beer
  • Cinnamon Apple Cyser
    Cherry Apple Cyser
  • Cherry Vanilla Stout
    Brandon O's Graff
    Hard Cider
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Something Like "Stella" on 04-21-2011 at 07:26 PM
    hmmm you might want to substitute the flaked rice with flaked maize..I brewed this and it
    turned out horribly.. probably my fault but anywho.. the final results ended with a major rice
    flavor lingerin...

  • Posted in thread: Applejack Attack!!! on 12-14-2010 at 06:51 PM
    wow... this is gonna save me $$! i'll get one bottle of ketel1 and refill it with filtered
    popov's. nah i'm more of an islay whisky manDon't think so. Have you seen the price of those
    Britta filters a...

  • Posted in thread: Buckwheat Mead on 12-14-2010 at 06:38 PM
    Forget what yeast. I'm still stuck on "4lbs local buckwheat honey"That's going to have some
    kick to it.I've done a 1:3 ration buckwheat to wildflower and it still had a strong buckwheat
    flavor.

  • Posted in thread: First batch bottled last night on 12-06-2010 at 05:35 PM
    I keg, and I bottle. And I also bottled a batch yesterday. 54 bottles total.Actual bottling
    time, about 60 minutes.For me, bottling allows me to keep a good variety on hand and ready.
    Since my mini-fr...

  • Posted in thread: Oxiclean Residue on 12-02-2010 at 08:27 PM
    What I can never understand, is why the long soaks with anything?OxyFree (Oxyclean without the
    scent and some other stuff) and 20 minutes in HOT water is enough to strip any paper label I've
    come acro...

  • Posted in thread: Twist bottles on 08-01-2010 at 01:38 PM
    If you're willing to spend slightly more, this one: do regular caps, the larger European caps,
    wine bottles, and (with a little fiddling) Belgian corks. The one thing it won't do is
    full-size champag...

  • Posted in thread: Are twist off bottles able to be capped effectively??? on 07-10-2010 at 01:34 PM
    I use a Colonna bench capper/corker.Caps my used twist-offs without a problem. Great seal.

  • Posted in thread: Cherry-Vanilla Melomel on 07-06-2010 at 06:04 PM
    It's stabilized, backsweetened and bulk aging right now. Looks like 5 gallon of merlot in the
    better bottle. Super deep red color.

  • Posted in thread: Bottle preparation question on 06-29-2010 at 01:32 PM
    Clean ahead of time, sanitize just before bottling.Get yourself a vinator. It'll add 5-10
    minutes onto the whole process, but you know your bottles are sanitary.

  • Posted in thread: Buckwheat Advice on 06-09-2010 at 07:39 AM
    There are plenty of postings out there saying either eastern or western buckwheat has the
    barnyard smell. But I'm seeing more and more saying it's all dependent on what buckwheat
    varieties the bees vi...

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