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Forum: Cider Forum 01-02-2013, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Rigger103
Yes Hunting laws in PA are the only place where...

Yes Hunting laws in PA are the only place where church and state have an incestuous relationship. It’s OK for the government to dis allow manger scenes on public property, or to remove the 10...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-01-2013, 03:36 AM
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I liked it a lot.......wished Id bought more when...

I liked it a lot.......wished Id bought more when I was in Michigan. Have not seen it around here in PA.....PA has the most antiquated liquor stores in all of America. You have to buy beer at a...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-31-2012, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Rigger103
Irish style cider

Ok at the risk of looking more stupid then normal.....I was in Michigan this week and bought several ciders at a great brew shop / alcohol vendor. I bought a pear cider (Magners) that said Irish on...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-15-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,236
Posted By Rigger103
My handgun of choice is the Colt 1911, Its not a...

My handgun of choice is the Colt 1911, Its not a sexy gun like a Glock or a HK but it is a proven platform, easy to take apart and put back together. It is still one of the most duplicated and most...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,236
Posted By Rigger103
If you are going to get a hand gun don't start...

If you are going to get a hand gun don't start out with a Glock or Glock like pistol I suggest a 22 rim fire pistol such as a Ruger 22 or a Browning 22 or even a revolver. 22S are cheap to shoot and...
Forum: Introductions 12-01-2012, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Rigger103
Welcome USMC6590

Welcome to my son USMC6590' He and I have been making wine together even though he is on Active duty in North Carolina and Im at home in PA.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-25-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Rigger103
Dremel makes a bit that works well on woods and...

Dremel makes a bit that works well on woods and plastics and rubber its a tungsten bit that costs about 15$ at most home improvement stores It won't load up but it will take off your hide in a hurry...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-25-2012, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Rigger103
an old man who told me how to make apple jack or...

an old man who told me how to make apple jack or how he made it back in the day. He told me to put my finished cider in a bucket and put it in a chest freezer and after a day or so use a screen or a...
Forum: Wine 11-21-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 47,320
Posted By Rigger103
Ok this is what I did.....5 gals of sugar...

Ok this is what I did.....5 gals of sugar sweetened Swiss Premium Lemon tea cooler, One can of frozen lemon aid. 4 lbs of cane sugar, yeast and yeast nutrient. Wine yeast. It started fermenting...
Forum: Wine 11-18-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 47,320
Posted By Rigger103
I'm headed to the store but I'm buying Swiss...

I'm headed to the store but I'm buying Swiss Premium Ice Tea Lemon aid Cooler to use as my base and I'm jumping right in to a 5 gallon batch. Sounds like one gallon is a waste of time.
Forum: Soda Making 11-13-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,380
Posted By Rigger103
316 stainless steel is food grade (not all...

316 stainless steel is food grade (not all stainless steels are the same) try McMaster Carr.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-10-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By Rigger103
In my grocery store they have bottles of apple...

In my grocery store they have bottles of apple juice but no cans of concentrate. The lable reads 100% juice with vitamin c added for freshness. Is vitamin c a preservative and will it kill yeast? ...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,502
Posted By Rigger103
id like to piggyback on your question: how long...

id like to piggyback on your question: how long does the really active fermentation last once it starts. I started my first batch of cider (or anything alcohol ) this past Friday. The Specific...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-04-2012, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Rigger103
ive looked at my grocery store for the dextrose...

ive looked at my grocery store for the dextrose and can't find it do you have to go to a brew shop for it?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-04-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Rigger103
I posted this in the wrong forum. I was last in...

I posted this in the wrong forum. I was last in the recipe forum and I wanted to post in the general forum if you could delete this post I already re posted it in the cider forum.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By Rigger103
new attempt at cider

I got a carboy and airlock and hydrometer and since it is nearing end of cider season here in pa I decided to make some Christmas Cider. This is my first dive into making alcohol drinks and I thought...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
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Forum: Soda Making 09-03-2012, 06:07 PM
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That's the stuff that was in the brew shop that...

That's the stuff that was in the brew shop that the owner told me was caustic (the stuff I was referring to)

By the way my root beers that I made were a big hit especially the one I made from...
Forum: Soda Making 08-29-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Rigger103
after reading some other posts I believe it was...

after reading some other posts I believe it was poor cleaning of my keg........I used the sanitizing powder from brew shop next time Im going to try the caustic stuff....
Forum: Soda Making 08-27-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Rigger103
fermenting gone bad

I fermented 2 batches of soda....One batch of rootbeer turned out good....a seccond batch of birch beer and it turned out spoiled or sour.....any ideas....I used ale yeast on both kegs. I sanitized...
Forum: Soda Making 08-11-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By Rigger103
A store near me sells a concentrated liquid form...

A store near me sells a concentrated liquid form of Stetiva sweeter. I have been using that sweeter for my diet sodas with some honey for foam. It costs 17$ for what amounts to 20 lbs of sugar.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 05-03-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,148
Posted By Rigger103
I usually do my pork and take it out of my smoker...

I usually do my pork and take it out of my smoker at least an hour before serving time and put it in a table top roaster oven where I pull it apart and put apple cider vinegar and perhaps some some...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 05-02-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Rigger103
Cant wait to come home and do some Pork

I am in the land of Sand and Oil......Saudi Arabia........unfortunately no pork..cant wait to come home to the US and do a shoulder on the smoker......You don't know how good you got it until its not...
Forum: Soda Making 04-26-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Rigger103
Thanks Bob....I arrived in one piece had a great...

Thanks Bob....I arrived in one piece had a great flight over here (had 3 seats to myself so i could lay out and sleep)......still didnt' sleep very well.........its hard to get used to the hours...
Forum: Soda Making 04-24-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Rigger103
my well water has some manganese in it (it makes...

my well water has some manganese in it (it makes a black stain in my toilet tanks after a few months) and a minimal amount of iron. when I had my last well drilled back in the late 90s I had PVC...
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