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  • Posted in thread: Mead Fermentation on 09-10-2012 at 05:08 PM
    I'm glad the fermentation is still going on. Here is an over-discussed topic on what to put
    into the airlock: I think the fermentation is really going to take off and be vigorous, I'll
    just cover th...

  • Posted in thread: Mead Fermentation on 09-07-2012 at 08:35 PM
    I remember the old saying: Better safe than sorry. Get the pulp out of there. There may not be
    enough alcohol to preserve it from rotting. If you have another sanitary container, you could
    put the pul...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock question. on 09-07-2012 at 06:10 PM
    Is the picture posted? I do not see it.

  • Posted in thread: Where's the Hop forum??? on 09-07-2012 at 06:00 PM
    is a link to our hop growing forum. (HBT)

  • Posted in thread: Mead Fermentation on 09-07-2012 at 05:55 PM
    Welcome to the group! I did almost the same thing with fresh strawberries, once. The pulp
    blocked the airlock, and when it blew, pulp hit the ceiling. I suggest moving all of the
    contents to larger co...

  • Posted in thread: Noob Brewer from Virginia Beach on 11-23-2011 at 12:46 PM
    Welcome to the group. I suggest keeping it simple, then spend as much time and money as you
    want. If you are brewing beer, start with a simple extract batch first. You can bottle in clean
    2 liter plas...

  • Posted in thread: Question on Second Wines on 11-23-2011 at 12:40 PM
    If it were me, I'd leave the skins in until the primary ferment was over. I'm thinking that you
    would get everything flavor like from the skins, and that would help balance out the effects of
    the suga...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling question on 11-22-2011 at 12:06 PM
    As long as the closure seals, and there is no carbonation going on, use any container. I
    started bottling with 12 oz longnecks, moved on to champaign bottles, then to 2 liter plastic
    soda bottles. (2L...

  • Posted in thread: Lager chamber setback on 10-07-2011 at 06:41 PM
    The phrase comes to mind: "time heals all wounds". I suggest waiting a day, and then plug it in
    again. When you moved it or painted it refrigerant oil could have moved around and got
    temporarily (or p...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast question on 10-07-2011 at 12:36 PM
    My understanding of using a starter is this: One benefit is that you will get the fermentation
    starting more rapidly. This will get the alcohol content starting sooner, which will reduce the
    chance of...