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Posted in thread: Show us your bottled wine. on 02-28-2014 at 06:56 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 11:25 AM
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 12:08 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 01:22 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 01:14 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 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
Posted in thread: Pear processing > 100# on 09-25-2013 at 02:17 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 01:04 PM
If they stay another month, I could probably make an ice wine. It was 36 here two nights ago.