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Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 03-20-2015 at 03:34 PM
So I'll be doing my bottling with a Vinator bottle washer using Starsan and a bottle tree.
Let's say I wash 50 bottles and put them on the tree. By the time I get through half of my
bottling the remai...
Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead on 09-21-2014 at 06:03 PM
Check of final gravity was 1.000 this morning. Will let it sit for a couple weeks then transfer
to secondary. It has a tart finish, I assume from the blackberries. Not too dry and not much
Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead on 09-11-2014 at 03:39 PM
Turns out after the bags leaked I only had 5.25 quarts of thick blackberry juice.I combined
that with 10lbs honey to make a five gallon batch. OG was only 1.080 but I think that is
probably a good thi...
Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead on 09-08-2014 at 01:37 AM
Thanks for the reply. I may just make a 3 gallon batch, add honey to boost the juice and top
off with water if needed.
Posted in thread: Blackberry Mead on 09-07-2014 at 09:53 PM
My freezer door got left open and 2.5 gallons of Blackberry juice partially thawed. I don't
want to refreeze it so I thought I would use it as an excuse to make my first mead.I used fresh
Posted in thread: Induction Burner on 01-27-2014 at 06:36 PM
I use a pot as a mash tun that is slightly larger than my induction hot plate. It's been
working just fine for over 5 years now (I boil with propane). When I do a ten gallon batch, I
have a custom woo...
Posted in thread: Induction Burner on 01-27-2014 at 05:00 AM
Oh, FFS.There multiple types of induction burners. Dropins, ranges, wok, fajita, hotplates and
stock pot. Even the thing Pizza Hut puts in the bag to keep your pizza hot is an induction
pellet. I can'...
Posted in thread: Boilover and broken hydrometer. Help? on 01-26-2014 at 05:15 PM
Without knowing where you SG is, I wouldn't add any top off. With the boil over you lost X
amount of wort at X gravity leaving you with X amount of wort at the same gravity. Seems like
adding to the f...
Posted in thread: Induction Burner on 01-26-2014 at 03:34 PM
Maybe you inferred "only so much weight" was code for less than 100 lbs. I didn't say how much
was too much, only that there is a limit and that quality matters. Stacking a bunch of weigh in
a pot one...
Posted in thread: Induction Burner on 01-25-2014 at 04:19 PM
Keep in mind you will get exactly what you pay for. The hotplates can only handle so much
weight. They aren't designed to be used with a pot larger in diameter than the burner. When
they fail there re...