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Posted in thread: How to use Kieselsol & Chitosan?? on 04-07-2014 at 08:57 PM
That stuff will drop everything and make your mead crystal clear. I use it on every batch from
Posted in thread: Russian Kvas ~ on 04-07-2014 at 08:55 PM
That is great information, paraordnance! Thank you for sharing it! If I read you correctly, the
sediment will provide the starter for the next batch, similar to a sourdough starter for bread?
I am loo...
Posted in thread: Russian Kvas ~ on 04-04-2014 at 09:05 PM
I make kvas in the summer because it was readily available back home and it works wonders to
quench the thirst. Simplicity is the key. Best kvas will turn out from about third or fourth
batch once you...
Posted in thread: Smooth(est) Melomel! on 02-08-2014 at 08:27 PM
I made them all but sour/tart cherrywas my favourite by far. Strawberries second. My strawberry
mead scored 45 at mazer cup 2013, it was really nice. Makes for very smooth mead. Honeyberry
also very g...
Posted in thread: BIAB v. Traditional Mash Tun (Boom goes the dynamite!) on 10-14-2013 at 08:21 PM
I just brewed a Hefe today. I have mash tun but for wheat beer I prefer BIAB all the way! Lot
more sediment in kettle. Quicker brew day, I was chilled by noon! Taste wise seems to be no
Posted in thread: Fruit flies on 10-11-2013 at 09:36 PM
Somtimes I enjoy the fact that I live in cold Canada. Fruit flies season is only
July-August-September and I don't see them again for 9 months :D
Posted in thread: BIAB v. Traditional Mash Tun (Boom goes the dynamite!) on 10-11-2013 at 09:29 PM
I thought squeezing grains in a bag releases unwanted tannins? Am I wrong on that?You wrong on
tannins part pal, its one of these myths that still gets spread around and has no evidence in
real world ...
Posted in thread: Huge smell and taste of vinegar after primary on 10-11-2013 at 09:19 PM
Did you seen a fruit flies around your fermenter? They just swarming with acetobacter which
will turn alcohol into vinegar real quick. Just dump it and get over it. You not going to get a
beer from vi...
Posted in thread: Can you guys recommend a good, accurate thermometer to me? on 09-06-2013 at 03:53 PM
Yes, I would say you do get what you pay for but there are definitely varying levels of value
in this space.First, there are people who will not pay $90 for a thermometer even if it were
accurate to t...
Posted in thread: Can you guys recommend a good, accurate thermometer to me? on 09-04-2013 at 05:18 PM
I'm sure the Thermopens are the bee's knees and they should for costing around $100. But I
wonder why no-one recommends the CDN DTQ450XI got mine for $14; apparently they go "on sale"