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  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-26-2016 at 06:11 PM
    I'll give this a shot...

  • Posted in thread: Vine lease experience? on 01-10-2016 at 12:46 AM
    My wife recently showed me a groupon offer in which you can "buy" 2 vines in a Napa vineyard.
    You can be as involved as you'd like with the growing and harvesting process. The offer gets
    you the fruit...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your bottled wine. on 02-28-2014 at 07:56 PM
    I actually have a couple of those bottles. Dan Aykroyd made a good choice by investing in that
    company. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Making Birch Beer from scratch on 01-29-2014 at 12:25 PM
    I am definitely trying to make birch beer this spring. Looking out in my back yard, I have
    roughly 20 birch trees big enough to tap. Now, if only the temps would start climbing to at
    least above zero.

  • 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
    flavor right...

  • Posted in thread: Champagne Q? on 10-26-2013 at 02:11 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 07:54 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 10:21 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