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    ABOUT ME

  • NJ USA
  • Started out as a Mead Maker, recently became interested in Gruits and made 2 successful small batches in progress. Interested in Cider making as well as I love drinking the stuff. Good results with Ed Wort's Apfelwein and Brandon O's Graff. Now starting to brew ales/lagers with various Hops after the great Gruit experiment.
  • All Amarillo IPA
    Gruit Ale with Marsh Rosemary
    Second Batch of Mugwort Ale
  • EdWort's Apfelwein (Batch 2)
    German Style Amber Lager
  • Gruit Ale (Yarrow, Sweet Gale, Labrador Tea)
    Ed Wort's Apfelwein
    Brandon O's Graff
    Gruit ale (Mugwort) (1 gal)
    Heather/Sweet Gale Mead (1 gal)

    Older Meads:

    Joe's Ancient Orange
    Joe's Grape Mead
    Joes No Age Sweet Mead
    Cinnamon Cyser
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  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-22-2013 at 03:00 PM
    I think it was Irongolem who reported good results "dry-hopping" his apfelwein with several
    Granny Smith's.Wow! That is a great idea! I was going to "dry hop" my cranberry wine with some
    crushed cranb...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-15-2013 at 07:27 PM
    I moved it upstairs where it's closer to 66 so hopefully it carbs up a little quicker. I just
    hope its carbed for thanksgiving!If it's left at 62, it would carb but just take longer,
    right?I think so....

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-15-2013 at 06:58 PM
    Maybe it's the temperature? It's starting to get cold outside and I had it all sitting up
    against a wall in my laundry room. It's probably 62 degrees or so in there. I moved them
    upstairs where it's u...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-15-2013 at 06:27 PM
    I bottled mine almost 2 weeks ago and the plastic soda bottle I'm using as a test still isn't
    hard. It actually doesn't feel any harder than when I first bottled. How long do I have to wait
    for it to ...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-15-2013 at 03:02 PM
    Bottled today!! Super excited to try my first batch! Tasted a little during bottling. Pretty
    good. Dry tasting but strong apple flavors. Hope it carbonated well. Now how long did you guys
    say after bo...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-01-2013 at 04:58 PM
    Has anyone tried with the main sugars? Brown, Corn, Pure? Any noticeable differences? My first
    batch I did with dark brown sugar and it gave it a maple back flavor, wasn't bad at all! But
    yeah, any ot...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 10-31-2013 at 05:07 PM
    I must have used a bad batch of something then. It was foul, muddy, and gave me a belly ache.
    It wasn't apfelwein though, that could explain it. I won't bother doing that again, ever. It
    seems I'm alo...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 10-30-2013 at 12:54 PM
    I too have pitched whole packets of yeast into 1 gal ferments of Meads, Ales etc with no
    apparent ill effects. Some of the meads were undrinkable, but I think that had less to do with
    the yeast and mo...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 10-27-2013 at 08:05 PM
    So, everyone here always said that Apfelwein gets better with age, and really hits its stride
    after a year or more. I always save a bottle to test this hypothesis, and, quite honestly, my
    bottle prime...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 10-24-2013 at 01:06 PM
    When's the best time to add pectic enzyme? I let mine sit in the carboy for like 2 months then
    it's been in the keg for a couple of weeks and I still see chill haze... :(The best time to add
    pectic en...

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