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Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-09-2014, 10:13 PM
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Posted By flyinpig
I'm with him...I have 5 gallons I made from my...

I'm with him...I have 5 gallons I made from my own pressed apples. Astringent was a good word.:confused:
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-09-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By flyinpig
So you put in sugar, water yeast then the lemon?

So you put in sugar, water yeast then the lemon?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2014, 10:23 PM
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Posted By flyinpig
Made this as well, no additions beyond kit. Hit...

Made this as well, no additions beyond kit. Hit gravity right on.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-15-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By flyinpig
In the Primary as of 2/5/14, highly anticipated...

In the Primary as of 2/5/14, highly anticipated as a few friends and I enjoy trying off the wall beers. We have had some smoked chipotle beers and they were good, trying to find a recipe for that...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-15-2014, 10:07 PM
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Posted By flyinpig
Made my first batch per directions except I added...

Made my first batch per directions except I added about 36 inches of cinnamon stick and used fresh pressed cider that I had pressed the night before. No added sugars. (I had poor record keeping when...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,165
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Posted By flyinpig
And yes an invert sugar....:drunk:

And yes an invert sugar....:drunk:
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-15-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By flyinpig
after it works to about .998ish, I rack from...

after it works to about .998ish, I rack from bucket to carboy and add 1/2 tsp kmeta, 2 1/2 tsp sorbate and sometimes the sparkolloid, sometimes not. let it clear out in the carboy and then add about...
Forum: Wine 01-02-2014, 08:41 PM
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Posted By flyinpig
I haven't used the fining agent, it is about the...

I haven't used the fining agent, it is about the same color. Maybe a tad more yellow. I have made 4 or 5 batches to great reviews, after it hits the secondary, I let it sit one to two weeks past...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-26-2013, 02:23 PM
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Posted By flyinpig
Hate to give out a secret, but I mix 1/2 of a...

Hate to give out a secret, but I mix 1/2 of a light beer with 1/4 glass of pee....a shandy....mmmmm, good!
Forum: Wine 05-15-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By flyinpig
I found that leaving the orange and lemon...

I found that leaving the orange and lemon throughout, left it really orange and lemony....but still not bad.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-15-2013, 12:49 AM
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Posted By flyinpig
Nice barrel, I want one too! So i let my SP...

Nice barrel, I want one too!

So i let my SP go to long and it dropped to .985 before i added last nutrient and lemon juice. Whipped it good, but it has been very slow to take off again, it has...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-04-2013, 12:48 PM
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Posted By flyinpig
Have my first batch in! I thought I had...

Have my first batch in! I thought I had everything, but found I didn't have any nutrient, so I added a 1/2 tsp extra energizer. 1 packet of EC1118 and away it went. Do u guys see any problem with...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-01-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By flyinpig
Sorry for being confusing. The eight pounds is...

Sorry for being confusing. The eight pounds is what i was given, grapes in a box, we smashed them minus stems in fermenter. The 1.060 is the SG from the sample I drew after adding sugar (8 lbs) and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-01-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By flyinpig
Had another...but of course, I cant find it...

Had another...but of course, I cant find it anywhere! On my list to pick up next time in town.

Only yeast that was wild on the grapes. They came from a winery in Cleveland, and it was all my...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-31-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By flyinpig
Desweet wine

Originally took 8 lbs of concord grapes, mashed and placed in primary with 7 lbs sugar, agitated and airlocked. Wifes uncle makes all his wine this way, but uses a 3 gal carboy start to finish. Crap...
Forum: Wine 07-15-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By flyinpig
I used small tea bags but itdepends on how much...

I used small tea bags but itdepends on how much flavor you want. I made a 1 g batch and still used1 lemon and 1 orange, the lemon over powered everything. So when finished i added more tea, like 1 g...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-28-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By flyinpig
I make a Muntons kit (Candian Pilsner) all the...

I make a Muntons kit (Candian Pilsner) all the time...I just boil 3L of water and then remove from or turn down heat, dissolve 1# dextrose and 1# of DME add the contents of the can (hopped malt...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-02-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,910
Posted By flyinpig
What luck to come across this. I am enjoying a...

What luck to come across this. I am enjoying a glass of CoCo Polada from Florida Orange Grove Winery and thought, I need to make something like this. Please update with how the coconut goes, I am...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-03-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By flyinpig
Does size matter?

I know that is a loaded question.....but does it? If I ferment 5 gallons or fermenting 1 gal, common sense tells me that fermentation is fermentation and will be done when it is done. But, with a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,163
Posted By flyinpig
Taste number 2. Lots more carb, great creamy...

Taste number 2. Lots more carb, great creamy head. Still lacks thickness or volume, but a good flavor to me. Well, I should admit that I haven't tasted very many I didn't like!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-28-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By flyinpig
That is what I was wondering, it has a bit of...

That is what I was wondering, it has a bit of carbonation feel to it, can taste a bit of alcohol to it. I am also not sure how the yeast I used would affect flavor etc.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-28-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By flyinpig
No, I let it cool down to 70, the second reading...

No, I let it cool down to 70, the second reading was also taken at 70 ( room temp). It has an almost frothy feel to it when you take a drink.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-28-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By flyinpig
That's what has me scratching my head...yes. The...

That's what has me scratching my head...yes. The airlock has very little action, it is a simple concentrate , sugar and a yeast packet.
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-28-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,163
Posted By flyinpig
Muntons Gold Docklands Porter

This was my first batch, brewed with kit, no additional items. 7 days in primary, 9 days in secondary. Bottled and set at room temp for 7 days...gave it a taste today. Bottle had carbonation, was...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-28-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By flyinpig
So I checked SG last week, 1000, check it again...

So I checked SG last week, 1000, check it again today, 1040!? Pretty sweet still, but I am 99.9% sure that I did not err. when taking readings. What's up?
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