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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-21-2011, 11:23 PM
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Posted By N3WWN
My father-in-law has one of these and it always...

My father-in-law has one of these and it always intrigued me!
Forum: Hops Growing 08-20-2008, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By N3WWN
Congrats on the possibilities! Check out the...

Congrats on the possibilities!

Check out the top 5 links here:
http://www.soilcrop.colostate.edu/research_extension/extension/organic_soil_presentation.htm

I just pulled up this site earlier...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-13-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,384
Posted By N3WWN
When I bought my first (and so far) only burner,...

When I bought my first (and so far) only burner, I opted for a jet burner since I have a 12.5 gal brew kettle and go with full volume boils. I didn't want to get stuck with my only burner being too...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-08-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,758
Posted By N3WWN
How are people handling wintering their hops in...

How are people handling wintering their hops in pots?

Is there a specific temp that the rhizomes must drop to in order to become dormant?

Should I leave the pots outside until the bines die...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,050
Posted By N3WWN
I didn't mean to claim that my technique was...

I didn't mean to claim that my technique was actually sterile, just that it is sterile enough! :) This is why I make multiple cultures from the same source.

If the source is contaminated, all...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By N3WWN
Hmmm... I searched a little and found: ...

Hmmm... I searched a little and found:
http://morebeer.com/themes/morewinepro/public/knowbase/knowbase.php?fcat_id=1009

...in which they state 1/2 cup DME in 900ml (30.5 oz) water. They don't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,050
Posted By N3WWN
I'm just talking about chilling the DME and...

I'm just talking about chilling the DME and water. I'd decant the wort off the break, bring to a boil and then add the agar and proceed with the pressure-cooker "auto-claving" and pouring.

Even...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By N3WWN
Don't forget to post your findings, regardless of...

Don't forget to post your findings, regardless of whether they're good or bad!

I'd be interested to know how much 1 cup weighs! ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By N3WWN
I'm not used to measuring DME in cups (I use...

I'm not used to measuring DME in cups (I use pounds), but I'd think that 1 cup of DME would be about 1/2 lb which would probably make the OG of your starter around 1.080. (1 lb DME in 1 gal water =...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-08-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By N3WWN
What is the proper way to winter hops planted in...

What is the proper way to winter hops planted in pots?

I have two hop plants growing outside and 7 plants growing inside... all in 1 gal pots (I put the two strongest outside). I live in PA, so...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By N3WWN
To my knowledge, the adjustment is linear,...

To my knowledge, the adjustment is linear, meaning if you double the size of the batch, you double the amount of each ingredient. I've adjusted batch sizes this way without any problem.

So, for a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-06-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,575
Posted By N3WWN
Did you get the organic fruits from your local...

Did you get the organic fruits from your local area or were they shipped in from afar?

Would different fruits from the same area have the same yeast strains, or different yeast strains, do you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-05-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,575
Posted By N3WWN
Do you know if anyone has a "wild yeast bank"...

Do you know if anyone has a "wild yeast bank" going?

It may be interesting to culture wild yeast from as many places as possible!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-05-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,050
Posted By N3WWN
Hi! I use plates to isolate colonies (4...

Hi!

I use plates to isolate colonies (4 quadrant streaking as mentioned earlier) and to make sure that the source of the culture is not contaminated.

My method is to start by innoculating 2...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-29-2008, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By N3WWN
Thanks for the suggestions! I think I'll...

Thanks for the suggestions!

I think I'll attempt a couple of different methods:

1) My standard home-made agar made with hopped DME (~1.040 SG)

2) My standard agar + lactose

3) An agar...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-28-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By N3WWN
How to culture a lambic blend yeast?

Hi!

In the last few years, I've started culturing all of the liquid yeasts I purchase (my local HBS stores don't carry liquid cultures, so I rarely get a new one). I only have pure strain yeast...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-12-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5,020
Views: 277,459
Posted By N3WWN
Just pitched 4 more gallons on Wednesday evening!...

Just pitched 4 more gallons on Wednesday evening!

2638 + 4 = 2642
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-17-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,020
Views: 277,459
Posted By N3WWN
2306 + 1 = 2307 (started a gallon with cherry...

2306 + 1 = 2307 (started a gallon with cherry cider over the weekend)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-10-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,748
Posted By N3WWN
Thanks! :ban:

Thanks! :ban:
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-09-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,748
Posted By N3WWN
Hi Yooper Chick... I don't suppose you have...

Hi Yooper Chick...

I don't suppose you have access to your friend's recipe for chokecherry wine, do you?

I have lots of chokecherry trees near my new house and I'd love to try some!
...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-09-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12,239
Views: 2,131,663
Posted By N3WWN
Aged 6 months - tastes even better!

Hello everyone!

I wanted to let everyone know that I gave in and tapped a mini-keg of EdWort's Apfelwein that I prepared and primed per Ed's original recipe and posts.

After leaving in the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-24-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,020
Views: 277,459
Posted By N3WWN
5 gallons about to be mini-kegged, 1/2 naturally...

5 gallons about to be mini-kegged, 1/2 naturally carbed and 1/2 still... THEN DRANK!

Total 147 + 5 = 152 gallons!
Forum: Cider Forum 12-08-2006, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By N3WWN
Thanks! That helps!

Thanks! That helps!
Forum: Cider Forum 12-07-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By N3WWN
... anyone have any rules of thumb for the...

... anyone have any rules of thumb for the harshness vs aging time?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By N3WWN
Hi david_42... Do you have a rule-of-thumb...

Hi david_42...

Do you have a rule-of-thumb for how long a cider (or other beverages) will need to age and how "harsh" it will be? You said this one would be harsh and will need 6-8mo of aging......
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