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Posted in thread: Starter brew rig from costco... on 06-10-2011 at 10:05 PM
So I found this online (haven't seen one in person), and it looks like it might be a cheap way
in for some who are looking for a starter brew rig. Would need some tweaking but might be a
decent way in...
Posted in thread: Orange Blossom or Avocado Meads on 05-06-2011 at 05:00 AM
So after a bit of a brewing hiatus (been moving too much the past 2 years), I think I am at a
point where I can do a mead batch again. I have a line on avocado or orange blossom honeys and
Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 01-27-2010 at 07:35 PM
Let's do the math here...15,376 gallons x 8.34 lbs/gallon = 128,312.72 lbs of
apfelwein128,312.72 lbs x 1 ton/2,000 lbs = 64.15636 tons15,376 gallons x 1 drum/54.5 gallons
(incl. a bit of headspace) =...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 01-27-2010 at 07:27 PM
I guess I'll add my overall total... All fresh pressed, with no sugar added, but basically the
same.15,492 + 56 = 15,548
Posted in thread: blood orange mead?? on 01-15-2010 at 12:24 AM
Never done a citrus mead so cant speak to the recipe but the blood oranges will make for a neat
color. I grew up on citrus groves and I definitely miss having those available. As for the
Posted in thread: Priming Sugar on 11-04-2009 at 09:42 PM
I use 2/3 cup raw blond cane sugar for 5 gal batches and just work it out from there for larger
or smaller batches. Stir into just enough boiling water to dissolve the sugar then add to the
Posted in thread: it smells terrible - problem? on 11-03-2009 at 05:25 AM
Smells somewhat sulfuric/rotten egg-like? Probably "rhino farts" as they are called which is
perfectly normal (albeit unpleasant) for cider. It should go away with time.
Posted in thread: Blueberry Melomel help on 11-02-2009 at 03:48 PM
I wouldn't recommend putting the bag into the carboy as it will be a pain to get out. Also you
will want to rack from your bucket into that carboy so don't feel bad about having it. Having a
6.5 gal a...
Posted in thread: Cider funk on 11-02-2009 at 03:40 PM
Just bottled batch 4 of 6 of this years hard cider and found 2 yellow jackets that snuck in
when we were pressing the cider. The cider did have a somewhat funky smell but nothing atypical
of a young c...
Posted in thread: Blueberry Mead - thoughts and questions on 10-23-2009 at 05:31 PM
My recipe was as follows for a 5.5gal batch:2lb 4oz Blueberries12lb Clover Honey3tsp Yeast
NutrientRed Star Pasteur Red yeastI crushed the blueberries before they went in, then funneled
them into the ...