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Posted in thread: homemade cheese cultures? on 04-16-2010 at 12:06 AM
Are homemade cheese cultures as effective as those you can order? For instance, I've read that
you can make an effective mesophilic culture from the right buttermilk; and a thermophilic
culture from a...
Posted in thread: making root beer in bottles vs 2 litre plastic bottle? on 04-11-2010 at 12:46 AM
I don't like to make soda in the large 2L bottles either, but... even the remote possibility of
loosing my vision in a glass explosion is worth using PET bottles. (I remember when I was a kid
Posted in thread: Alton Brown makes ginger ale on 04-11-2010 at 12:31 AM
I've been making non-alton brown gingerale the past few weeks (with yeast to carbonate) and
have tried a different way of extracting the flavor from the fresh ginger. It does not involve
heat in order...
Posted in thread: Can You Use Fresh Fruit to Make Soda Pop? on 03-05-2010 at 10:40 PM
I've been playing around making sodas with yeast (premier cuvee) the past few days and it's
been a lot of fun. There are so many possibilities... I've done small batches (some in 0.5L
water bottles) o...
Posted in thread: Making vinegar - on purpose on 01-14-2010 at 03:13 AM
I appreciate what you all are trying to do and have greatly enjoyed reading many threads here.
When I was a kid, my dad would make wine every year before it was fashionable, so I do
understand. As a c...
Posted in thread: Making vinegar - on purpose on 01-14-2010 at 12:34 AM
I've thought of using distillers yeast, but think the bacteria that convert the alcohol into
acetic acid probably evolved at lower % of acid - more like that found in natural wines. I know
I'm being a...
Posted in thread: Making vinegar - on purpose on 01-13-2010 at 09:18 PM
I am looking for the most efficient way to make vinegar. This vinegar will be used in the
garden to acidify water, and not consumed by humans. (I am not a teenager looking for a quick
:drunk: )I start...