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Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-31-2012, 03:31 AM
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Posted By calicojack
usually at the four week period, per the original...

usually at the four week period, per the original recipe. then i let it clear for an additional four weeks, bottle and consume.
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-22-2012, 03:30 AM
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Posted By calicojack
in layman's terms?

in layman's terms?
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-22-2012, 02:09 AM
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Posted By calicojack
Non-computer based controller

Is there such a thing as a non-computer based controller? I was reading that the BCS-460 and the brewtroller both needed to be computer supported. I'm going to be doing a heated HLT and Boil pot with...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-21-2012, 01:53 AM
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Posted By calicojack
i don't

i don't
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-21-2012, 12:38 AM
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Posted By calicojack
I generally break my 5 gallons up into 1 gallon...

I generally break my 5 gallons up into 1 gallon batches for flavoring (as we are still trying out which flavors we like) i use half a packet per gallon and it comes out nice and clear. a whole pack...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-20-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By calicojack
don't think your going to get an accurate OG with...

don't think your going to get an accurate OG with those sticks as it's only getting the sugar from the outter layer and those things are PURE spun sugar. this might end up higher than what your...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-20-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 218
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Posted By calicojack
koolaid. flavors are listed in my post

koolaid. flavors are listed in my post
Forum: Mead Forum 01-19-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By calicojack
i love how 1118 handles "sweet" meads. i've never...

i love how 1118 handles "sweet" meads. i've never had one turn out "to sweet" but there again i haven't really pushed that particular strain.

to back up the quantity:
I tested my strength to...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-18-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By calicojack
i used oceanspray blueberry cocktail juice....

i used oceanspray blueberry cocktail juice. turned out wonderfully.
Forum: Mead Forum 01-18-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By calicojack
when i did my 1 gallon batch i used 13 bags. ...

when i did my 1 gallon batch i used 13 bags.

My exact recipe:
Size: 1 gallon
OG: 1.10

Ingriedients:
1 quart honey
13 packets peppermint tea
1 gallon water
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,005
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Posted By calicojack
come tax season i'm getting two five gallons and...

come tax season i'm getting two five gallons and a bunch of better bottles for secondaries
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By calicojack
hardware question: I'm planning on turning two...

hardware question:
I'm planning on turning two kegs into electric brew kettles. I know how i'm going to install the elements. What I don't know is how i am going to control them. What is better? a...
Forum: For Sale 01-12-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By calicojack
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: For Sale 01-09-2012, 02:53 AM
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Views: 799
Posted By calicojack
still haven't found one yet...

still haven't found one yet...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-27-2011, 12:59 PM
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Posted By calicojack
i've got a batch of the nestle aging as we speak....

i've got a batch of the nestle aging as we speak. it's on about month 7 right now. i'm going all the way to 12 months before i try it again. i tried it at 4 months, it was alright. we'll see what a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By calicojack
someone explain the three tier system to me

break it down. i'm past intoxicated. and am stumbling over the process. what's the top tier for? the middle is a mash tun and the bottom is the boiler right?
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2011, 05:15 PM
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Posted By calicojack
how did you get it to?

how did you get it to?
Forum: Mead Forum 12-06-2011, 01:44 PM
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Views: 734
Posted By calicojack
use WAY less than 4 pounds of kiwis. I depitted...

use WAY less than 4 pounds of kiwis. I depitted mine. I used 4lbs of strawberries and 4lbs of kiwis. the kiwis way over powered the strawberries.
Forum: For Sale 12-01-2011, 10:21 PM
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Posted By calicojack
still looking...

still looking...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-28-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,114
Posted By calicojack
i actually did it both ways. Both are in...

i actually did it both ways. Both are in secondaries atm. the original idea came from a chap that has been doing it for about 15 years....
Forum: Mead Forum 11-26-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,114
Posted By calicojack
pumpkin primary.

pumpkin primary.
Forum: Mead Forum 11-25-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,114
Posted By calicojack
Get you a large pumpkin. ...

Get you a large pumpkin.
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Cut your top at an angle so it has something to rest...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2011, 07:14 PM
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Posted By calicojack
that's why you use a compression nut

that's why you use a compression nut
Forum: DIY Projects 11-25-2011, 02:19 PM
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Posted By calicojack
chris this is what i'm planning for my racking...

chris this is what i'm planning for my racking arm:
1/2" Nipple (http://www.ruralking.com/nipple-male-thread-1-2.html)
1/2" elbow...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-24-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 321,129
Posted By calicojack
so you leave the valve open, let the trub/yeast...

so you leave the valve open, let the trub/yeast settle into the catcher, close the valve, remove the catcher and then reopen the valve to drain?
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