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Posted in thread: Turbo Cider Oak Experiment on 03-25-2013 at 01:53 AM
Well, they're finally bottled! Two weeks to go and we'll see the results.
Posted in thread: Turbo Cider Oak Experiment on 03-10-2013 at 05:49 PM
Wine and cider, eh? That should be interesting. I'm sure the flavour carried from the wine to
the oak on its own would be sufficient to add character.Mine is ready to bottle. I'm just
waiting for some...
Posted in thread: Let me tell you about my first time... on 03-06-2013 at 12:13 AM
Hahaha yeah, it certainly took some time... I would be willing to repeat the process, but only
until I get enough gear to make it easier.
Posted in thread: Let me tell you about my first time... on 03-05-2013 at 08:24 PM
With -4.45 in my bank account, a bag of marris otter malt, one bag of wyeast British Ale yeast,
and some cascade hops, I set about brewing my first batch of all-grain beer the day before
yesterday. I ...
Posted in thread: Soon a Beekeeper on 03-02-2013 at 06:15 PM
Thanks for all the advice. I'll also order in Magnum's book, in addition to Phil's. I don't
mind rhetoric so much. I'm getting my bees in a 4-frame nuc, which means I have to make a
conversion box (al...
Posted in thread: Turbo Cider Oak Experiment on 03-01-2013 at 03:01 AM
Interesting idea. As they're medium toast, I assume there is some room there for further
development. I bet soaking them in the bourbon or even a very peaty scotch would also impart
some interesting f...
Posted in thread: Soon a Beekeeper on 03-01-2013 at 02:55 AM
Virginia has a grant program for new hives. You can get $200 for each new hive you put in, up
to $2400.I wish this was the case for me. That would pay for the bees, hive, and still give me
a bit of ca...
Posted in thread: Turbo Cider Oak Experiment on 02-26-2013 at 03:29 AM
To decide my oak I just added 50% more than the package recommended. I wanted a very oaky
flavour. Seeing that yours (HappyCider) lost some of its flavour in a month, I hope that mine
will retain it b...
Posted in thread: Soon a Beekeeper on 02-26-2013 at 03:05 AM
Subbing. I'm working on convincing my wife we should move out of the city on the edge of the
burbs and get a bigger house with a massive lot. With the massive lot comes tons of veggies and
Posted in thread: Soon a Beekeeper on 02-25-2013 at 01:32 PM
Glad to hear you're taking a simple, less conventional approach than the traditional langstroth
hive. I've moved to the horizontal top bar hive for this year in my apiary. I'd be very
interested to he...