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  • Posted in thread: Wine from scratch on 11-29-2010 at 02:20 AM
    All of the above is good advice. If you are picking more than ~50 lbs, I would rent a
    crusher-destemmer to remove the stems and pop the grapes. I've never rinsed the grapes before
    pressing, not sure a...

  • Posted in thread: Wine Storage Methods on 04-16-2010 at 02:22 AM
    I just finished building an 8'x12' cellar under my house in the crawl space, on the north side
    of the house. Entry is made through the closet floor. Unfortunately, it is only 2' tall, but It
    is all I ...

  • Posted in thread: Washington State Rhizome availability on 02-20-2009 at 02:30 AM
    Bokonon, thank you for the heads up. I was going to order them at Ice Harbor last year, but was
    a little late & missed the order. Looks like their prices are really good. Hopefully I'll get
    enough ret...

  • Posted in thread: Washington State Rhizome availability on 02-17-2009 at 01:31 AM
    I ordered mine from Fresh Hops last year. Very satisfied with their service. (See order below).
    I live in Eastern Wa, which is hop growing country. For my first year, I had a good crop, about
    1 lb yie...

  • Posted in thread: Aphids in Harvested Cones on 09-20-2008 at 11:22 PM
    This is my first go at it and I have a billion aphids, and many ladybugs and ladybug larvae
    doing their best, but alas, I don't think that they make any difference. Curiously, the
    yellowjackets enjoy ...

  • Posted in thread: If i need something else im gonna b POed! but i will buy it neway on 06-13-2007 at 04:49 AM
    I would think your pot adequate for 5-6 gallon AG batches. I use my 38 1/2 quart pot for 7.25
    gallons to ferment and 6.75 gallon bottled. I fill it up to within an inch or two, and even
    have added a l...

  • Posted in thread: how much priming sugar? on 01-19-2007 at 02:29 AM
    Sorry for the late post, but I have always had good luck dissolving Muntons Extra Light
    Unhopped Spray Malt Extract at a ration of 1/4 cup per gallon of beer, heating it in 2 cups of
    water to about 18...

  • Posted in thread: What burner to buy? on 11-11-2006 at 01:04 AM
    I couldn't be happier with my Camp Chef 60,000 BTU jobby. It is perfect for my 9 gal ss pot.TCW

  • Posted in thread: Extra room in brew kettle on 08-13-2006 at 11:55 PM
    I have a 36.5 qt pot & fill it about 1.5-2 inches below the rim. It is a bit tight, but I just
    tend it like a mother hen when it starts to boil. Occasionally some will burp over the top, but
    I put up ...

  • Posted in thread: Good Grain Mills on 07-23-2006 at 05:08 AM
    I'm very happy with the assembled mill that I got from