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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-20-2009, 11:10 PM
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Posted By gramps
Let me tell you I am so happy I ran across this...

Let me tell you I am so happy I ran across this forum I always get an answer quickly and a accurate assessment fast! I thank all of your for your expertise! brew on!!!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-20-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By gramps
Thanks Goldminer...I really thought i would go...

Thanks Goldminer...I really thought i would go thru the process of bottling and I would have problems down the line...I hope this isn't a stupid question....then why add water and boil?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-20-2009, 10:49 PM
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Views: 352
Posted By gramps
bottling sugar didn't boil

:HI everyone!!
I just bottled my beer and guess what???? When I transferred from the fermenter to the bottling bucket I threw the bottling suagr in and didn't boil it first with water and let it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By gramps
Thanks David I did use an yeast activator with...

Thanks David I did use an yeast activator with it. I'll wait and see!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By gramps
Dos Equis Amber Extract

I started this yesterday everything went well according to directions except one thing...I bought this during the summer and I haven't had a chance to get it brewed. The kit came with a White Labs...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-19-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By gramps
Kill yeast

I know bentonite is used for clearing but will it kill yeast and stop fermentation? Cheers
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,307
Posted By gramps
Thanks Brandon...I guess I will be here for...

Thanks Brandon...I guess I will be here for awhile shaking this stuff up...maybe a1000 times. Cheers
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,185
Posted By gramps
So you could mix this with a fruit juice or any...

So you could mix this with a fruit juice or any other type of juice for the alcohol party punch...from your recipe just what is the ABV% Cheers
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-16-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,307
Posted By gramps
Hey Brandon O...is there any other way to degass...

Hey Brandon O...is there any other way to degass the wine...like maybe sitting it in the fridge and opening the cap every few days or so? Cheers
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-16-2009, 04:18 PM
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Posted By gramps
I have made an attempt to make this...

I have made an attempt to make this recipe..However I have a few questions.
1. Can I use sure jell pectin it contains dextrose/citric acid and fruit pectin
2. For the acid nuetralizer could I use...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-16-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By gramps
Can you use sodium bicarbonate to equalize the...

Can you use sodium bicarbonate to equalize the acid in wine? Cheers
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-11-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By gramps
Thanks for all the responses. I checked this...

Thanks for all the responses. I checked this morning and the cider is doing well and also the garpe juice is really getting some action. I guess I was too impatient. Thanks for all your expertise!...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-11-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By gramps
Is there a diffrence between apple juice and...

Is there a diffrence between apple juice and apple cider? What is the difference in sugar content? I made up a batch of Welchs grape juice tonight and it took off right away with added sugar. I also...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-11-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By gramps
Should I add sugar

Just picked up a gallon jubg of apple cider today. I poured out a bit to have some head room and then added a package of Red Star Champagne yeast. My question should I add some sugar to this or will...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,114
Posted By gramps
Thanks Yooper for the information. I am basically...

Thanks Yooper for the information. I am basically thinking of ways for the wife and her friends to enjoy. Cheers
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,114
Posted By gramps
Thanks for the tip. would making a wine spritzer...

Thanks for the tip. would making a wine spritzer say with Sprite be a drinkable wine?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,114
Posted By gramps
making wine sweeter

Ok...this may seem like a stupid question but here goes! If after you have stopped the fermentation process say putting in the fridge for a few days and killing the yeast, if you add more sugar to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By gramps
Thanks for the input. I have to get some Star...

Thanks for the input. I have to get some Star san.Have a good Weekend
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By gramps
One Step

Anyone here use it...Can you mix up a batch and put it in a container? If so how long will it keep? Thanks/Cgeers
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By gramps
Thanks Hang Glider I will do the exact...

Thanks Hang Glider I will do the exact measurement and I do have a very good scale. Thanks
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By gramps
Dos Equis Amber Lager

Received this kit from Austin Brewing In the directions when adding the bittering hops I am to use 1 1/4 Oz of Tettnag and for the flavor hops I am to add 1/4 oz of Tettnang and 1/4 oz of Saaz for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-05-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By gramps
Hey Bennychico. I use One Step...you are supposed...

Hey Bennychico. I use One Step...you are supposed to use 1 TABLESPOON for a gallon of water. Not 1 Teaspoon. But I am gald you have'nt had any problems as yet. Cheers
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By gramps
Since this is only my second brew if I taste it...

Since this is only my second brew if I taste it would it make an old man sick? Old man In Iowa dies from tasting his 2nd homebrew film at 11.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By gramps
Foam in the secondary

I have had my American wheat in the secondary for 2 weeks now. I was going to take a reading today and hopefully bottle it. When I took the towel away that covers the carboy I was surprised to see a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-21-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By gramps
Thanks thrawn86! I really appreciate all the...

Thanks thrawn86!
I really appreciate all the expertise on this forum since this is only my second batch in my old age. My first was an American Lite which is bottled and waiting to be drank in a...
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