Last Activity:12-11-2013 7:37 PM
Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 12-12-2013 at 01:08 PM
The way I understand starch conversion is this. Alpha amylase is a fast acting enzyme that cuts
starch chains indiscriminately. You end up with sugar chains of varying sizes. Beta amylase
starts at th...
Posted in thread: pH Adjustment on 11-28-2013 at 02:22 AM
I though of putting it in a super soaker and spraying packer fans in their formal white away
jerseys outside of lambeau.
Posted in thread: pH Adjustment on 11-28-2013 at 02:14 AM
Just did my second racking of a wine using king of the north grapes. It has a very good flavor,
though still fizzy with CO2. The only complaint I have to this point is a quite tart acidic
Posted in thread: Champagne Q? on 10-26-2013 at 03:11 PM
The carbonation increases the surface area of the liquid. More surface area allows for quicker
absorption. The final "buzz" is the same based on volume, just one acts a little quicker.
Posted in thread: Identify this please! on 10-13-2013 at 08:54 PM
They look to be an ornamental apple of some sort. I'm guessing they aren't poisonous, but I'd
probably not eat them. Cut one in half. If there is a single large hard seed inside, it would
be a stone f...
Posted in thread: Calculation question on backsweetening on 10-06-2013 at 11:21 PM
64 gravity points in 1.5 quarts. 64/(4/1.5)= 24 points per gallon. 24/3 gallon= 8 points added
per gallon. .990+.008=.998
Posted in thread: Pear processing > 100# on 09-25-2013 at 03:17 AM
I know it may be a little late, but House of Homebrew in Green Bay will rent out their cider
press. They also have a couple de-stemmed crushers for rent. I think they are around $25 a day.
Not all tha...
Posted in thread: Grapes on 09-18-2013 at 02:04 PM
If they stay another month, I could probably make an ice wine. It was 36 here two nights ago.
Posted in thread: Grapes on 09-18-2013 at 01:05 AM
This is a question to anyone who picks their own grapes. Will I have any issues using grapes
perhaps a few days past their prime? I'd think as long as they don't get hit by frost or mold,
they should ...
Posted in thread: Grapes on 09-13-2013 at 11:46 AM
I have more than I know what to do with. My dad planted 30 vines of each about 10 years ago.
He's never really taken care of them though as he says there's more money to be made elsewhere.
He's an org...