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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-13-2014, 05:33 AM
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Posted By wickerman
Thanks for all the information. What is an...

Thanks for all the information. What is an appropriate amount of head space? Most the pictures in the Pellicle Photo Collection have a good bit of empty head space. Also, if using fruit or juice,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-11-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By wickerman
My thinking is the same as Hresvelgr's, but I...

My thinking is the same as Hresvelgr's, but I don't know if it is right. I've been reading that the bung seal is not totally air tight, and that's my concern.
ABV should be around 5-6%. It was a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By wickerman
How much headspace is too much?

I'm just getting into making wild brews and wanted to know how much headspace is too much? I have 4 gals of a braggot of sorts in a 6 gal carboy that I added brett C to about a week ago. My plan...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-31-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By wickerman
Can using brett/sour bugs infect a room?

I'm venturing into the world of using brett and other bugs. I was wondering if by just using them, is there a chance I could infect an area of my house? I don't make a ton of beer, but I have a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By wickerman
My question now is how long will it take before I...

My question now is how long will it take before I know if it junk or not? It's only a week old. I'm not in any hurry to dump it, but I don't want to hang on to it for too long if its garbage....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-16-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By wickerman
I thought that it was totally closed off, but i...

I thought that it was totally closed off, but i guess it wasn't. Either that, or one was able to sneak in before I started stirring/before I put the lid back on the previous day. I guess I'll just...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-16-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By wickerman
Pitched champagne yeast on saturday, so its been...

Pitched champagne yeast on saturday, so its been fermenting for about 4 days. Its not going to be very strong either if that make any difference (around 8%).
Thanks,
wickerman
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-16-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By wickerman
What to do about a fruit fly in my wine

I was going to stir/degass a wine I made a few days ago, and I saw a fruit fly floating in it. I removed it as soon as I saw it. What do I do now? Should I just let it be and hope for the best? ...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-12-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By wickerman
Tips on transfering honey from 5 gal bucket?

I'm ordering two 5 gal buckets of honey this week and need some tips on transfering the honey to smaller containers. I figure I'll do a few gallon jugs, mason jars (quart & pint), and make a batch...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-10-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By wickerman
still need nutrients when using fruit juice?

I will be making some experiment gallons that will basically be pure fruit juice and honey. My question is, should I still use nutrients as I normally would, or tone it down a bit? The juice will...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By wickerman
I have a bunch of dme, so I may just do an...

I have a bunch of dme, so I may just do an extract batch and see how it turns out. I don't want to waste a bunch of time and energy on something that I'm going to be dissapointed in. I'm just...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By wickerman
Thats kinda what I figured. I've done it before...

Thats kinda what I figured. I've done it before to a degree, just not half and half. I have a 15 gallon demi john that I'll use for the primary, then rack it to two 6 gallon carboys for secondary...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By wickerman
Could I brew 6 gals, add water to make it 12?

I am thinking of making a 12 gallon batch of pale ale, but don't really want to do two boils. Could I just use the ingredients for a 12 gallon batch in a 6 gallon brew, and add 6 gallons of water at...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-25-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By wickerman
First attempt with oak chips questions

I have been doing research on how much oak to use, when to use it, sanitizing, and so on. There doesn't really seem to be any particular way to do it. I have 2oz medium roast frech oak chips. I...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-21-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,285
Posted By wickerman
I just made a 1 gallon experiment similar to one...

I just made a 1 gallon experiment similar to one previously posted.
-1.5 lbs orange blossom honey
-1oz citra hops
-2 lemons (juice)
-1 tsp energizer/nutrient
-safale s-04 yeast

How long...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-07-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By wickerman
Thanks for the feed back. How much "skin" should...

Thanks for the feed back. How much "skin" should I use? One of each? I was thinking about the bitterness of the pith, and don't know if that is wanted or not with the hops and all... I never...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-07-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By wickerman
Help with a polish mead recipe

I found a recipe for a "Traditional Polish Mead" a while ago that has really intrigued me, but there are a few things I don't really understand (rough translation?). Don't remember where I found it,...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By wickerman
Thanks for the recipe Bluespark. I think thats...

Thanks for the recipe Bluespark. I think thats what I'm going to go with, only substitute the clover honey with orange blossom beacause I have some. Also, after thinking about it, 1 gallon batch is...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-16-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By wickerman
The d-47 one seems to be ok, just took a couple...

The d-47 one seems to be ok, just took a couple of days to start rolling.
The ec-1118 one, I added honey at 3 different times. I used snow that I melted and boiled, so I only added a couple...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-15-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By wickerman
Is 4 lbs honey per gallon too much?

I have two 6 gal carboys with 20lbs of honey in each, filled with water to 5 gals and they both don't seem to be doing too much. Is that too much honey? I have ec-1118 in one, and d-47 in the...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-14-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By wickerman
Help with an orange mead recipe

I have been considering an orange mead for a while now and could use some input. I have seen orange wine/mead recipes, but most I've found are variations of JAOM, or at least involve some sort of...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By wickerman
Thanks for the replies. Pretty much what I was...

Thanks for the replies. Pretty much what I was thinking after I started to put thought into it. I'll have an extra gallon of cider I can use, but I'll have to find out if I can get more. I guess...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By wickerman
Thoughts on a cherry cyser recipe

I'm going to be attempting my first cyser this week, and was looking for some input. Here is what I have in mind for a 3 gal batch-

-2 gals fresh pressed cider
-6lbs orange blossom honey
-(2)...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-14-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By wickerman
Dishwasher pasteurization?

I decided that I'm going to try my hand at making some cider this year. I have been doing alot of reading about cider and found a few threads that had mention of dishwasher pasteurization by running...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-23-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By wickerman
Thanks for all the info! A couple of thing I...

Thanks for all the info! A couple of thing I should point out and questions-
-I plan on getting a chiller when I get my equipment.
-I must not be looking in the right places online, 10 gal pots...
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