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Forum: Mead Forum 08-07-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
You guys are great. I think im about to put...

You guys are great.
I think im about to put the lime in the coconut..
Forum: Mead Forum 08-01-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Hm. How does one chutney?

Hm. How does one chutney?
Forum: Mead Forum 08-01-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
What goes with tamarind?

I just got back from school on friday, after one solid calendar year of occasional weekend trips home. I have a gallon batch of tamarind mead that I've neglected (except to keep the airlock properly...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-29-2014, 02:40 AM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Read this book if you want to do some science....

Read this book if you want to do some science....
Forum: Cider Forum 07-29-2014, 02:12 AM
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Posted By Tw0fish
I'm completely missing it on your recipe...

I'm completely missing it on your recipe directions (the problem is very likely mine!)

If I had those ingredients, I'd:
Let the yeast eat all of the malt sugars (primary ferment right thurr)...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-22-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Offhand I'd say top it off and secondary. ...

Offhand I'd say top it off and secondary.

Three weeks is a leeeeeeeettle bit on the young side for a cider if you're not going to drink it as-is. Though it's probably made a good deal of the...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-19-2012, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Of course I"m just preaching to the choir when I...

Of course I"m just preaching to the choir when I tell you to get your carb judgement first and then let it go flat before you get a gravity on it... right? right :D

I'd be interested to hear the...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-17-2012, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Cloning in progress (Strongbow?!)

Disclaimer: I haven't had a strongbow since like July.. but please, read on.

So I'm making Graham's English Cider. (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/grahams-english-cider-107152/) Starting gravity...
Forum: Cider 09-17-2012, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
I'm actually really excited about this. I made a...

I'm actually really excited about this. I made a batch using Motts (OG 1.050 after 1 lime and tea as dictated). Used Nottingham. When I opened my primary, I thought I'd messed it up - it was...
Forum: Cider 08-13-2012, 09:17 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Bill - Why the vodka soak? Why not just...

Bill -

Why the vodka soak? Why not just freeze the berries beforehand?
(I'll totally take "Because I felt like adding vodka" as a legit answer too, just curious if there's something I may have...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-05-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Tw0fish
The only argument i could dream up against your...

The only argument i could dream up against your plan would be that there will be waiting and guessing while your bottles carb- if you miss the right point theyll be too dry, or overcarbed. But i...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-29-2012, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Eep. Well that 'lingering odor' (unless you...

Eep.

Well that 'lingering odor' (unless you don't clean it well enough, which will up my eep to 'double eep') is almost definitely hops oils. Glass and better bottles don't absorb hop oils, a lot...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Tw0fish
If I'm getting what you're asking after.......

If I'm getting what you're asking after.... racking alone won't save you. The yeasties, while they're running around nomming up all the sugar, float. Look up "cold crashing" and you'll get a lot of...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-21-2012, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Puke smell can certainly be H2S. Especially with...

Puke smell can certainly be H2S. Especially with acidic fruit, yeh? Don't worry about exposing it to oxygen, rack and splash will sacrifice a bit of orange taste and a lot of puke taste :) After...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-17-2012, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Tw0fish
You're overthinking it. Add honey to primary,...

You're overthinking it. Add honey to primary, add other ingredients, top off with water to desired volume. Shake like the dickens and you're through, without any overage!
Forum: Mead Forum 07-17-2012, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Tw0fish
FIG BRAGGOT. :rockin: Someone please get on...

FIG BRAGGOT. :rockin:

Someone please get on this, pronto.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2012, 02:44 AM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Oh, people do go back and forth about whats a...

Oh, people do go back and forth about whats a cider and what's a wine.

Since your tannins will be from extract and not grape skins, I say wait til it's almost ready to bottle and draw off two...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2012, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Tw0fish
This thread insists that I haven't posted in it...

This thread insists that I haven't posted in it before. So, I'm wrapping up my second batch.

1320 + 10 = 1330

(That's 12,768 bottles in beer or 7980 in wine glass!)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Tw0fish
Beg pardon, been away for a tad :) ...

Beg pardon, been away for a tad :)

Slowninja, did you add sugar or just three cans of strawberry and one of lemonade?

Really glad to hear this has worked out similarly for others - Said...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-18-2012, 02:27 AM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Strawberry Daiquiri Lemonade

My first really good take on a concentrate-based wine cooler. Getting closer here - it's cheap, sweet and it certainly does the job!

For a 4L batch:
2 cans Strawberry Daiquiri frozen concentrate...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-24-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Tw0fish
I honestly think the montrachet would be perfect....

I honestly think the montrachet would be perfect. JAOM is designed to skip stabilizing and backsweetening by starting right off with way too much sugar for the yeast to eat it all (this is a...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-24-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Tw0fish
1118 for dry/high gravity, D47 for sweet. Yeah,...

1118 for dry/high gravity, D47 for sweet. Yeah, I'm a lavlin fanboy.

Now if you're doing something like JAOM or thereabouts, you'll probably have enough noms from the raisins and oranges to keep...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-22-2012, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques97.asp ...

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques97.asp

From the man himself, Jack Keller. He's got lots of simple recipes on his site, and some more complicated ones too!

So far as tips, there's a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-19-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tw0fish
YUMMAY :D Campden tablets are sodium or...

YUMMAY :D

Campden tablets are sodium or potassium metabisulfite. The other one you'll want is potassium sorbate. Understand that what you're doing is adding yeast birth control, not killing the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-15-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Tw0fish
The difference is semantics, my friend. Anybody...

The difference is semantics, my friend.
Anybody who's tried to make a rule has found two others whose views conflict, and most people don't have a hard-and-fast set for what distinguishes the two.
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