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  • Posted in thread: Using grains other than rice with yeast balls? on 10-20-2016 at 01:49 AM
    Well, it's been two years without an update so...no. Haven't had the time to venture any
    further because of work, life, and the lack of a need to experiment. I kinda figured at the
    time that other peo...

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb-Ginger Wine - Issues With Fermentation on 07-23-2016 at 07:35 PM
    It's pretty crazy that a wine that appears crystal clear will still throw some sediment with
    aging, not enough to make a significant difference in the final product though. I just did a
    bochet at home...

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb-Ginger Wine - Issues With Fermentation on 07-22-2016 at 08:49 PM
    Wine, any wine, is more than just alcohol, water, maybe some sugar etc. It's a veritable soup
    of complex organic compounds, most notably complex polyphenols. When you get your filter down
    to sterile l...

  • Posted in thread: Rhubarb-Ginger Wine - Issues With Fermentation on 07-21-2016 at 03:55 AM
    I figured that. Of course that is dependent on the size of the filter one uses, but I
    understand that to get what one wants filtered out, one needs a fine filter and a 'fine' filter
    will clog if the w...

  • Posted in thread: Brew in a Basket...anybody try one of these? on 07-10-2016 at 12:38 AM
    My equipment is ghetto? mine is. I guess what I meant is if you have tc fittings anywhere in
    your household, you probably don't mind spending money on nice equipment. As for a proper mash
    tun, someth...

  • Posted in thread: Brew in a Basket...anybody try one of these? on 07-09-2016 at 02:09 AM
    out of curiosity, and I know people like to save a buck, but, I see some really nice brew rigs
    on here, why not just buy a proper mash tun? I mean, a ported kettle with tc fittings and a
    thermowell? M...

  • Posted in thread: Evolving Bread Yeast into Wine Yeast... on 06-03-2016 at 02:58 AM
    Yeah, it should at least get to 12 with proper nutrients

  • Posted in thread: Evolving Bread Yeast into Wine Yeast... on 06-02-2016 at 12:51 AM
    I don't really mind using bread yeast if I can achieve an ABV of 13-14%. The main consideration
    in the original posting about evolving bread yeast was, making it more alcohol tolerant.
    According to la...

  • Posted in thread: Why use yeast starter if yeast multiplies anyway? on 05-30-2016 at 01:14 PM
    Dry yeast is a different scenario. We're talking about liquid cultures.But I typically see it
    advised against using wort to rehydrate (go ferm and the like seems to be fine, not sure what
    those produc...

  • Posted in thread: Why use yeast starter if yeast multiplies anyway? on 05-29-2016 at 04:29 PM
    I think it's a good thing to mention yeast cell health and viability as part of the
    conversation. When you rehydrate (I hate using the word starter) you are essentially bringing
    the yeast cells back t...

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