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  • Posted in thread: weak scoby? on 10-18-2015 at 03:12 AM
    Careful with drinking too much homemade kombu. Acidosis is a problem.

  • Posted in thread: weak scoby? on 10-17-2015 at 03:42 AM
    First SCOBY's from an initial culture and no established mother can be really thin. I would
    call the first batch a wash (or drink it, whatever) that is being used to whip up a good
    healthy starter mot...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry wine egg smell on 10-15-2015 at 02:26 AM
    Because copper isn't "so good". It can be poisonous in large amounts, and that is why once
    alcohol is a part of the wine (or beer or cider), copper vessels are never used for serving or
    storing.H2S is...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry wine egg smell on 10-14-2015 at 12:33 AM
    Splash racking *might* reduce the H2S into ethyl mercaptans, which can make it permanently
    stinky. Definitely sulfite, and I would recommend giving a rough racking (tube above the level
    of the wine, b...

  • Posted in thread: Not really cider, but really good on 09-27-2015 at 04:55 AM
    The bottles are still carbing, but I'm just using the nomenclature for Tuna cider from a book
    originally printed in 1938, so, kindof a moot point, but it's not mead, it's not apple cider,
    but it's a s...

  • Posted in thread: Not really cider, but really good on 09-24-2015 at 01:18 AM
    Just bottled up some prickly pear cider. I was reading about indigenous beverages and found a
    small mention about using prickly pears and just boiling them and fermenting whatever sugars
    could be deri...

  • Posted in thread: No Oxyclean in China... on 09-20-2015 at 03:02 AM
    You know what? That might be the easiest solution. I'll need to see the best way to source the
    H2O2 (Hydrogen peroxide), but both it and Sodium Carbonate are readily available. Any idea of
    ratios? If ...

  • Posted in thread: No Oxyclean in China... on 09-19-2015 at 01:50 AM
    Percarb is the bizness, if you track some down though, be aware that it's not actually "one
    step" sanitizer and you should always rinse with acidulated water (usually citric, since it's
    cheap) and cle...

  • Posted in thread: Moving to Flagstaff! on 09-11-2015 at 09:29 PM
    Bulk grain can usually be had at mother road and wanderlust, just get to talking with them and
    you'll be fine, yeast too but you're SOL on hops and have to order/grow. CO2 bottles just go to
    airgas on...

  • Posted in thread: Starting Chemistry for Plum Wine on 09-02-2015 at 03:17 AM
    DEFINITELY DONT MALO ewither, it will turn your plum wine into a buttery weird mess. Here's
    some help with additions, you may have to do a little conversion to scale down to your batch.


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