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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2013, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Don_Coyote
Since the one review i found here with someone...

Since the one review i found here with someone raving about the balls was using them in cider, i figured the problem was residue from the kra:usen clinging to them. I was hoping someone was working...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,993
Posted By Don_Coyote
The Website says the balls are currently...

The Website says the balls are currently unavailable and they have not responded to my email inquiry in the last month...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-18-2013, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Don_Coyote
Anyone have an idea if those guys went out of...

Anyone have an idea if those guys went out of business? These seem like a very useful way to track fermentation without increased risk of introducing infections, not to mention saved time.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-09-2013, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Don_Coyote
String Nonet

We have a sunken patio that i am trying to grow a hop roof over. Previously i had grown some Cascade up the side of a house just running whatever natural twine up to the eaves and even in the second...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-15-2013, 10:24 PM
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Posted By Don_Coyote
Reusing Ale Yeast Cake for Mead

I'm thinking of siphoning some must onto the yeast cake of a weisenbock made with 3068. I'm looking for a mead that will retain some sugars (12.5 lbs honey for 5 gal) and will take on some...
Forum: Soda Making 12-15-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Don_Coyote
What about pasteurizing the glass bottles? Would...

What about pasteurizing the glass bottles? Would the heat cause the bottles to explode if they have reached a decent level of carbonation? Would it alter the taste significantly?
Forum: Soda Making 12-15-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,516
Posted By Don_Coyote
From what i've read you'd have to drink over 20...

From what i've read you'd have to drink over 20 gallons of homebrewed root beer a day to get the levels of sassasfras (safrole) that produced cancer in the FDA's lab rats. Normal beer and wine...
Forum: General Techniques 07-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,701
Posted By Don_Coyote
Some of the times being posted here are amazing!...

Some of the times being posted here are amazing! It usually takes me over a month just to malt my grains... ;-)

A question for those who have a stopwatch on your primary fermentation; are you just...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-24-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Don_Coyote
I'm trying a Saison, so am willing to take a...

I'm trying a Saison, so am willing to take a chance on different. I'd only be worried if they were more potent when green and overwhlemed the other flavors. Maybe i'll draw out a bit less than a...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Don_Coyote
I've got more growing than i'll bother...

I've got more growing than i'll bother harvesting, so i'm wondering if i can start using some without waiting for them to go brown...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By Don_Coyote
I don't know if ressurections are frowned upon...

I don't know if ressurections are frowned upon here, but i'm growing my own and using HBG as a reference. I'm wondering if anyone would know whether the seeds need to turn brown for chemical...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Don_Coyote
Sorry, I did a forum search before posting, but...

Sorry, I did a forum search before posting, but apparently used different terms than are common here. Had the same trouble with 'slurry/yeastcake/trub/dregs' or whatever. Usually forums this busy...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Don_Coyote
I agree that bottled water and reverse osmosis...

I agree that bottled water and reverse osmosis filters are 95% marketing scams, but I didn't think that was the issue here. I was under the impression that some microorganisms that can ruin a beer...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Don_Coyote
Water Contamination

A while back something incited me to start boiling the water I add to the wort after the boil before mixing them. I can't remember what the source was, but am now wondering if this is necessary.
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Forum: Cider Forum 02-28-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Don_Coyote
I've made about a dozen batches of beer off and...

I've made about a dozen batches of beer off and on over the last 5 years, mostly partial extract. I'd prefer to learn all-grain, but don't want to get too involved spending money on more space-taking...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-28-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Don_Coyote
The one I opened tasted like super sweet apple...

The one I opened tasted like super sweet apple juice. The dry yeast has been refrigerated and is dated 2013. If I put the whole packet into a little less than a gallon of the juice, will it kick off...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Don_Coyote
Little Cider Experiment

About a year-and-a-half ago I was given two larger (24oz?) mason jars of home processed apple juice. I'm finally getting around to looking into what I can do with them. I'm more interested in...
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