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Forum: Wine 03-24-2014, 12:06 AM
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When I know I'll have problems with small chunks...

When I know I'll have problems with small chunks of material, I'll use a well-sanitized cloth, pour the brew through into another container, let it settle, then siphon if I must. So basically,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-20-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Heck, my first thought was of "Jones" soda.. but...

Heck, my first thought was of "Jones" soda.. but then I got it. Oo-oo-oooo
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-18-2014, 12:07 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
From the topic "Banana Wine"...

From the topic "Banana Wine" http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f79/banana-wine-33636/index57.html

Guess its decided.. use the peel! I noticed the chunks of banana I put in my recent wine didn't really...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-17-2014, 06:46 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Good to know! As for the original poster,...

Good to know!

As for the original poster, I'd like to speak to making a peach wine or peach combo.. Because the fruit is usually not so potent in flavour (and since fruit sugars are eaten up by...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
When you visit the store and check the half-off...

When you visit the store and check the half-off produce bin first thing, your freezer if full of nearly overripe fruit you're saving for your next wine batch (including your kids' apple cores and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-14-2014, 09:09 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
I just made an apple-banana wine with some extra...

I just made an apple-banana wine with some extra ingredients. 4 gallons made with 6 lbs of peeled bananas, 2 lbs. of fuji apple cores, 2 whole lemons, a pound of regular grapes, 3 lbs of dehydrated...
Forum: Wine 03-14-2014, 08:34 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
I'm thinking now that maybe more of the banana...

I'm thinking now that maybe more of the banana flavour is kept up in the peel.. ever dig an old banana peel out of your compost bin? Yeah, it's got some strength to it, even after the fruit is long...
Forum: Wine 03-14-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Distilled water is preferred for diluting liquors...

Distilled water is preferred for diluting liquors because spring water or even finely filtered water contains minerals that can destroy liquor. Distilled water is pure, contains no minerals or...
Forum: Wine 03-14-2014, 07:32 AM
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Views: 167,852
Posted By BeeVomit
I didn't use the peel in mine and the banana...

I didn't use the peel in mine and the banana flavour is not very strong. I'll be making another batch soon, this time with the peel. I don't know if there will be a huge difference, except maybe that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2014, 12:20 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
When it comes to browsing, peeks actually makes...

When it comes to browsing, peeks actually makes for proper grammar. :D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2014, 12:15 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Watch the documentary "Happy" and pay close...

Watch the documentary "Happy" and pay close attention to the yogurt culture part. Enjoy! :D
Forum: Wine 03-13-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Now that I've found a use for all the banana and...

Now that I've found a use for all the banana and apple cast-offs of my rambunctious nephews, I've been stashing all the leavings in the freezer.. in the time it took to brew this one, I've nearly...
Forum: Wine 03-13-2014, 06:43 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Just bottled mine at the beginning of the week.....

Just bottled mine at the beginning of the week.. it's not perfectly clear but 90% settled. Flavour-wise its odd.. I added a couple of organic lemons (peel and all) to the batch, which are really...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-06-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
You see every fruit tree or grain field as a...

You see every fruit tree or grain field as a brewing opportunity.
Forum: Wine 03-01-2014, 02:19 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Irish moss is kelp, if you didn't know. Don't go...

Irish moss is kelp, if you didn't know. Don't go scraping moss of nearby trees to save a couple bucks :D
Forum: Wine 03-01-2014, 02:18 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Have you thought about using a clarifying agent...

Have you thought about using a clarifying agent such as bentonite clay or irish moss? I happen to think the moss is best. It'll drag that sediment down to the bottom and allow you to rebottle sooner...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 02-27-2014, 11:14 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
So what do you use for getting that 7%? I found...

So what do you use for getting that 7%? I found by accident that chewing licorice root and drinking a light-flavoured beer (like pabst or mickey's) made the beer taste like a more full-bodied, amber...
Forum: Wine 02-27-2014, 11:09 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
My first cherry wine I did with a friend who...

My first cherry wine I did with a friend who bought a primary-like plastic trash bin, brand new, and did the whole ferment with a cloth over the top, covered with the can lid. It worked just fine. I...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-27-2014, 11:04 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
Organic limes usually have very little pith,...

Organic limes usually have very little pith, especially compared to an orange. I get a good balance of citrus undertones with little pithy bitterness. Good job on those oranges. I'm happy to know...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-26-2014, 05:05 AM
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Posted By BeeVomit
I usually put in a whole lime sliced up,...

I usually put in a whole lime sliced up, actually. But my first go was the peel, as you would peel an orange. I don't use primary/secondary ferments, but usually keep my whole ingredients during the...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-26-2014, 01:55 AM
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Views: 1,049
Posted By BeeVomit
I highly recommend lime peel as an addition to...

I highly recommend lime peel as an addition to your sweet berry/stone fruit types.. blackberry, cherry, pomegranate, etc. I really like it with apple, myself.
Forum: Wine 02-26-2014, 01:50 AM
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Views: 167,852
Posted By BeeVomit
My original interest in using bananas was after...

My original interest in using bananas was after I'd visited a food bank with a friend, seeing all the overripe bananas just sitting there unloved. I'm sure they get tossed out at the end of the day...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-20-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By BeeVomit
You know honey behaves differently, more fluid,...

You know honey behaves differently, more fluid, when its warm.. I did keep the stuff rather comfortable in there. Mayhaps that has to do with the yeast's vigour in such a harsh environment?
Forum: Mead Forum 02-20-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By BeeVomit
I didn't add the cactus fruit juice until the...

I didn't add the cactus fruit juice until the mead was already almost a year underway, and it was already behaving like a light syrup. So that's not it.. but I do know that it started behaving like a...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-19-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By BeeVomit
That's so.. but the yeast I used had been in a...

That's so.. but the yeast I used had been in a beer that I'd chucked cuz it was just too hoppy.. technically my first brew. I was so upset with my failure (but then I found out plenty of IPA fans...
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