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Posted in thread: LOOK! Beer taught me something. on 08-29-2014 at 04:00 AM
Pooping in the wilderness gives me the same satisfaction, but, I am a farmer of sorts, so...
Posted in thread: Playing with acid blends on 08-21-2014 at 08:34 PM
I know it's sold in a pre-blended form, typically 50% Malic, 40% citric, and 10% tartaric, but
has anyone tooled around with making their own blends according to personal preference? I'm not
a huge fa...
Posted in thread: contigo travel cup maintaines carbonation on 08-07-2014 at 05:00 AM
Probably don't want to keep things with (albeit weak) organic acids in ANY kind of metal, but
yeah, whatever. Mine leaks like a SOB, and I have to keep it upright in order to not burn
myself with hot ...
Posted in thread: "Priming" fermentation? on 08-03-2014 at 07:33 PM
It would work, I don't know about getting the proper cell count in the pitch, but it would
work. Look in to "continuous fermentation", some commercial meaderies do it. I'm sure you could
pull it off a...
Posted in thread: Important stuff on 08-03-2014 at 05:40 PM
Posted in thread: Last 3 batches BAD on 08-03-2014 at 04:20 AM
Old extract could be it, but it sounds like the water change is the culprit. Chloramines or
chlorine etc from unfiltered water is likely to make it nasty. I tried using the tap water from
my new place...
Posted in thread: Radical winemaking (ghetto stuff) on 07-28-2014 at 03:39 PM
Yeah, did all I could to adjust pre-ferment. Cold stabilization and I read also to add a little
cream of tartar as "seed" crystals to get the tartaric to settle out better in the cold-crash.
As for th...
Posted in thread: Radical winemaking (ghetto stuff) on 07-27-2014 at 07:48 PM
Fermentation was complete yesterday and I only took free-run juice into one 2-gallon bucket.
the press run was only about a gallon and I put that in another container. Doesn't taste too
bad, like very...
Posted in thread: Help...bottle bombs. on 07-26-2014 at 04:11 AM
KMBS (potassium metabisulphite) and Potassium Sorbate aren't going to kill a fermentation
outirght. I'm assuming you backsweetened after hitting it with the chemicals or tried to kill
it while still s...
Posted in thread: From Wa to Az water issues on 07-24-2014 at 05:22 AM
Not all water in AZ is bad, just the Phoenix GMA (that's greater metropolitan area, since
differentiating between cities doesn't matter). Yes it tastes like balls, even out of the
filtered tap, I can'...