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  • Edmonton, Canada
  • My family,cars,snowboarding,growing anything,gaming,camping etc. etc. etc.
  • Power Generation Electrician
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  • Everything - From Jack Johnson to Dragonforce
  • "Waking Life"!! Mostly comedies with the occasional thriller from time to time...
  • I don't watch T.V.
  • "Dune" series, Anything by Orson Scott Card, Wilbur Smith, and Neil Gaiman. Most Fantasy stuff.
  • IAMWA Lodge 99,
  • None, total newbie!
  • Cider - Apple and cherry mix hopefully... Relying on my fathers wine experience and members herein.
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  • Posted in thread: so many pears.... on 11-19-2009 at 07:56 PM
    I hand pressed a measly 6 pounds of pears and hated it! The don't press easily because they're
    so mushy. I definitely recommend making or renting a press over a juicer or hand pressing.
    You'll go craz...

  • Posted in thread: Cider batch #2 on 11-13-2009 at 05:22 AM
    Allright... thanks for the info. I sort of thought that either of those could be case, but was
    "noob worried" that it might have been "infected" or something.Anything I should do in
    particular other t...

  • Posted in thread: Cider batch #2 on 11-12-2009 at 06:45 AM
    Ok... so I racked to secondary today and something interesting happened and I'm not sure it's a
    good thing. I did some research and found some info but only relating to other types of
    fermentation (i....

  • Posted in thread: Cider batch #2 on 10-19-2009 at 11:12 PM
    Yeah, I def need to build a press this winter... Hand pressing is for cavemen. ;) It took two 4
    hour sessions with plenty of breaks to get it all processed and pressed but I'm a cheap sob, so
    I presse...

  • Posted in thread: Cider batch #2 on 10-19-2009 at 03:39 AM
    Some of you may know that earlier this summer I started a batch of cider using apples and
    cherries of my trees in the backyard. Well, we just did or second racking and tasting over
    thanksgiving and th...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing beginner - Mixed fruit ciders on 09-10-2009 at 03:25 AM
    Another update: Went back home for the weekend ( My dad has it down there as I have no space or
    suitable conditions that I feel are safe... Aaaaannnyyyways...) and we racked a second time,
    checked abv...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing beginner - Mixed fruit ciders on 08-25-2009 at 01:51 AM
    So here it is... I don't really know if anyone is paying any attention whatsoever to this
    thread but hey, I'm getting excited. BTW Greg, thanks for your response, I based alot of the
    basics of this ci...

  • Posted in thread: My 1st cider and it made my entire basement smell like eggs on 08-25-2009 at 01:26 AM
    H2S is one of thousands of naturally occuring gases that are formed during the decompostion of
    natural matter. It occurs in oil fields in greater quantities (I.e. death) because oil is
    essentially jus...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing beginner - Mixed fruit ciders on 08-11-2009 at 12:06 AM
    So I picked my apples and went with the bing cherries, we ended up buying a food processor and
    shredding the apples and hand pressing both with cheesecloth. Ended up with aprox 10 gallons of
    3/4 apple...

  • Posted in thread: Canadian Newbie on 08-04-2009 at 12:33 AM
    Thanks for the welcome Amity and Flyguy! I'll def check out EHG...