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Forum: For Sale 12-16-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By bluespook
Hey, Folks, I think I've got a deal. If it falls...

Hey, Folks, I think I've got a deal. If it falls through, I'll repost.

Thanks to all of you.

Blue
Forum: For Sale 12-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By bluespook
I think new that they are about $150 or so. ...

I think new that they are about $150 or so. Thanks for the note.

Blue
Forum: For Sale 12-15-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By bluespook
All Grain Equipment

Hey, folks, I have some all grain equipment that I picked up in a deal at a time when I thought I might get into it. I find I'm happy with the "lesser" processes and with wine making, so I'd like...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-26-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By bluespook
Calling 911...I've got a pitching

problem that is driving me nuts! Admittedly, I'm no expert, but I have brewed some good beers; however, all of a sudden I'm brewing crap. I guess I was sailing along fat and happy, and I guess...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,984
Posted By bluespook
I've racked the original a couple of times now,...

I've racked the original a couple of times now, and it seems to be tasting better...hot as the devil, but improving. It's been in the carboy about 5 months now and is clearing, but not clear. I'm...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-16-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By bluespook
Thanks, folks, for the input. Think I'll keep it...

Thanks, folks, for the input. Think I'll keep it in bulk for 2 or 3 months, then bottle.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-16-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By bluespook
I made a 3 gallon batch of habaner & aji wine in...

I made a 3 gallon batch of habaner & aji wine in Sept & plan to bottle in Aug, the use in Sept...12 months aging. Made it for cooking, but will surely try a glass. Got a taste a couple months ago...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-14-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By bluespook
Aging Apfelwein

Hey, folks--I've got 5 gallons of apfelwein in a carboy that's been fermenting for almost exactly 6 months. I'm planning on holding it a year before tasting, but I'm curious about the timing of...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-20-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By bluespook
I would like to filter some of my wines,

particularly the larger volume batches of whites, but would like some help with the pros and cons of the various available filtering systems. Let's say I can pull together $200-$300...what systems...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-19-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,984
Posted By bluespook
Here's a picture of the chili wine as of...

Here's a picture of the chili wine as of today...October 18th. Sorry about the quality of the shot, but it's my phone camera. Not clear at all, but a nice yellow-green coloring.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-30-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By bluespook
I racked the first wine after a week into a 3...

I racked the first wine after a week into a 3 gallon carboy...ended up with a little over 2-1/2 gallons. I didn't put in enough water to make up for the full mass of the bag of chilis and raisins. ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-30-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By bluespook
Thanks everyone...just the info I needed.

Thanks everyone...just the info I needed.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-29-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By bluespook
What Size Corks Do You Use

when bottling wines? I see different lengths and widths in the catalogs, but what's the story on how you choose? I will be using mostly 750ml bottles, but some larger and some smaller also.
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Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-22-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By bluespook
Yeah, right...suppose I'd drop in 4 or so pounds...

Yeah, right...suppose I'd drop in 4 or so pounds of sugar. Thanks.

On second thought, think they could eat the bag and make something drinkable??
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By bluespook
Sure, Pogo--here it is: 3 Gallon Aji &...

Sure, Pogo--here it is:

3 Gallon Aji & Jalapeno Wine:

Ingredients
2 pints chilis--one each of Aji and Jalapeno
3 lbs golden raisins
6 lbs granulated sugar (normal household)
4 tsp...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-21-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By bluespook
I make it a practice NEVER to say words out loud...

I make it a practice NEVER to say words out loud that have more than 4 (sometimes 5, but never more than one syllable) letters...that way, I only give the impression that I'm a fool when I talk.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-21-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By bluespook
Ever Make a "Second Wine"??

I just today started fermenting a 3 gallon must of aji and jalapeno wine. The chilis and some chopped raisins are in a nylon bag. I've seen second wines mentioned, but have seen very little...
Forum: General Techniques 09-16-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By bluespook
Disappointing ABV

I pitched a Nut Brown Ale a week ago with a White Labs liquid yeast (British Ale 005). My target OG was 1.054, but I was short with 1.044. Didn't know what to do at that point...cooled and in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-15-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By bluespook
Keg/Fermentation Setup

I've made 4 extract brews, so I am clearly new to the "art". I've been reading various threads on this site for a couple of months, so I'm becoming familiar with the terminology, equipment, etc.,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-11-2008, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By bluespook
Is this a tough question??

Is this a tough question??
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-10-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By bluespook
Bottling Question--Cooking Wine

I've made some garlic wine for cooking and will be in need of some sage advice on bottling. Cooking wines may sit around the kitchen or grill for some time between uses...let's say weeks or months. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-07-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,271
Posted By bluespook
Interesting question. I don't or haven't picked...

Interesting question. I don't or haven't picked up on that particular "ness"...it may just be my taste buds, but maybe it's usually covered by the cinnamon (which I've been accused of overusing by...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-06-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,271
Posted By bluespook
I made a gallon yesterday according to BK's...

I made a gallon yesterday according to BK's recipe and am looking forward to tasting it when I'm a bit older. This morning I was at the local farmer's market and picked up a butternut squash...many...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-06-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By bluespook
A friend just told me that one of our local pizza...

A friend just told me that one of our local pizza places, Metro, gets hot sauce for wings in one gallon jugs...and then pitches them in the trash. Maybe other similar places use the same kind of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-04-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By bluespook
BK...again, your wisdom shines through. Of...

BK...again, your wisdom shines through. Of course it would be smarter to bottle the mead and not tie up a keg for those long months/years. I'll keep that in mind and bottle the REALLY good stuff...
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