Last Activity:03-05-2013 1:40 PM
Posted in thread: Grains in Wine on 03-07-2013 at 05:32 PM
Interesting. I've not tried using Spent grains for baking. A nice added touch of fiber I
suppose to your bread. This caramel apple mead sounds intriguing, but I am shooting for some
similar flavors to...
Posted in thread: Starting to think degassing is an unachievable feat.... on 03-05-2013 at 06:40 PM
+1 (or 2) on the vaccuum if you're really concerned about it. I can use a drill and a whip all
day long and still have some CO2, though not to any great detriment. Get as much as you can out
within a ...
Posted in thread: Grains in Wine on 03-05-2013 at 06:32 PM
Lately I've been interested in making some strong dessert type wines and the thought crossed my
mind that I might be able to use some specialty grains such as crystal 80 or 120 to add some
Posted in thread: Other woods on 02-12-2013 at 01:51 PM
Haha. Yes, willow for sure would not be good. Willow bark has been used for centuries as a pain
killer and does indeed contain salicin. There are lots of woods that contain oils and other
Posted in thread: Other woods on 02-11-2013 at 11:02 PM
Oaking? Suuure, but what about cherrying, appling, birching, walnutting, etc. I've got a piece
of juniper that smells amazing and I'm considering chipping it up and adding it to some
different wines f...
Posted in thread: Apple Dessert Wine Stuck on 11-08-2012 at 10:24 PM
Well, my local laws are very loose about many things the federal government frowns upon, and
state and federal laws are often in conflict, so it is illegal anywhere in the US to distill
without a lice...
Posted in thread: Apple Dessert Wine Stuck on 11-07-2012 at 08:19 PM
Actually, where I live (good ol' Montana), distilling for personal use is not illegal. In fact,
my local brew shop sells distilling equipment and supplies. There are many states where
distilling is in...
Posted in thread: Cooling wort , my idea on 11-03-2012 at 02:48 PM
I hope you didn't use the kind of trash bag that has scent to mask the garbage odor. I've done
similar things with good success, though. I used to put sterile water in food safe, heat safe
Posted in thread: Why is clear beer "better" than cloudy beer? on 11-03-2012 at 02:22 PM
Not only does appearance affect the overall appeal like yooper said, but also affects the
perceived flavor. Much of what we taste, or think we taste, is in our head, which is why the
processed foods a...
Posted in thread: Apple Dessert Wine Stuck on 11-03-2012 at 01:54 PM
I went and used the whole pack of the K1-V, rehydrated per Lalvin's recommendation. It's now
about 15 hours since I pitched and there is no sign of activity, but I'll wait a couple days
and see what h...