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Posted in thread: Great Dry Sparkling Cider on 11-09-2011 at 06:03 PM
I just purchased 5 gallons of freshly pressed unpasteurized cider and followed this recipe
exactly, being careful to warm up the cider and the white labs cider yeast to 70 degrees before
pitching. I a...
Posted in thread: Still have some Rhizomes for sale on 05-31-2011 at 08:33 PM
I ordered Cascade from him and they were large with mutliple shoots coming from the rhizomes +1
Posted in thread: How to clean hoses... on 05-24-2011 at 06:10 PM
If you have an air compressor and a small diameter nozzle, after soaking in oxyclean and
rinsing with water, wad up a small piece of paper towel, insert it in the hose and shoot it
through the hose us...
Posted in thread: Holy crap!!! Will it ever stop raining!?! on 05-23-2011 at 07:38 PM
I am in Minneapolis and it has been the worst spring EVER. Cold and rainy every weekend. I
planted my hops anyway about 5 weeks ago and the fuggle and glacier poked out of the ground a
few days ago. I...
Posted in thread: Aeration of Wort when pitching Yeast on 05-14-2011 at 02:12 PM
mine is the "5 gallon spiral paint and mud mixer" made to mix up 5 gallon buckets so you can
get down into it to stir the wort, they can come with even longer handles if you search but
that is probabl...
Posted in thread: Aeration of Wort when pitching Yeast on 05-13-2011 at 03:21 AM
I use a commercial grade metal stirrer for heavier paints and "mud" attached to a portable
drill. It was and is washed in oxyclean, dried and then sprayed lightly with star san. I mix
the hell out of ...
Posted in thread: I completely underestimated role of oxygen on 05-02-2011 at 07:45 PM
ok, read through all of this (quickly) and am not a scientist, but I can read. Now help me out,
after I boil this down (could not resist) to the irreducible minimum for those who want the
Posted in thread: What size false bottom for a Rubbermaid 10-gallon round cooler? on 04-29-2011 at 06:56 PM
Midwest Supplies sells an 11 inch false bottom that fits great in a 10 gallon rubbermaid
cooler, the web sight says it fits tight, but it really fits perfectly if you are careful with
it. good comprom...
Posted in thread: Garage Sale Find on 04-29-2011 at 05:59 PM
so far the best deal I got at a garage sale were two cases of empty Fat Tire bottles for free!
I am prowling for carboys, bottles and maybe a water cooler for a back up mash tun.
Posted in thread: another wort chiller hose solution on 04-21-2011 at 05:31 PM
I have a stainless steel wort chiller that works great but it came with cheap 3/8 inch ID vinyl
tubing and a cheap clamp set up. The tubing got all kinky and looked like it would be prone to