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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-21-2014, 11:15 AM
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Views: 62,448
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I started a white this weekend, it's not a...

I started a white this weekend, it's not a chardonnay but similar I just can't remember the variety name. I also moved my Malbec over to secondary with oak and thieved some of the Cab Franc for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 462,800
Posted By SPR-GRN
Wine: starting a white, racking a malbec to...

Wine:
starting a white, racking a malbec to secondary, checking oak/tannin on a cab franc, possibly bottling it (at least thieving some for Easter Dinner)

cider:
"Grahms english cider" per link:...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By SPR-GRN
Well, there are several issues with what you want...

Well, there are several issues with what you want to do, I guess my answer will mostly be more questions for you.

1.) why do you want to grow hops? if it's to produce your own hops for beer...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By SPR-GRN
I voted 80% but really it was 70%, but I should...

I voted 80% but really it was 70%, but I should note that it may vary considerably depending on variety and of course, nature....

my first go at hops (2011), all of the plants died (hurricane...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2014, 01:19 PM
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Views: 62,448
Posted By SPR-GRN
6 gallons of Cabernet Franc in secondary and 6...

6 gallons of Cabernet Franc in secondary and 6 gallons of Malbec in primary.. the keezer is full so I don't have any beer action happening.. maybe some cider soon.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By SPR-GRN
Yooper as usual you've come to my aid, and very...

Yooper as usual you've come to my aid, and very quickly might I add. I thank you yet again for your knowledge.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By SPR-GRN
I've been toying with the idea of making...

I've been toying with the idea of making sparkling wine and having it on tap in my keezer... might have to give it a go once I figure out what the proper serving pressure is.

EDIT: does anyone...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 955
Posted By SPR-GRN
I still buy commercial beers, but mostly it's...

I still buy commercial beers, but mostly it's stuff I don't make myself, or it's from a local microbrewery.

I don't think I can drink 5 gallons of creme brulee stout, but I love the occasional...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By SPR-GRN
well it looks like were in complete agreement...

well it looks like were in complete agreement then:
a.) fermentation is possible
b.) quality/flavor is questionable, and likely altered chemically
c.) "as good as a $20 bottle of wine" claim is...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-07-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By SPR-GRN
DirtyDawn10: I don't think they are worried...

DirtyDawn10:

I don't think they are worried about clearing time at all - and as I said before, their quality claim is useless - I think it's more can they make a drinkable bottle of wine in three...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-07-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By SPR-GRN
Well, the arbitrary claim that it produces a...

Well, the arbitrary claim that it produces a bottle of wine that is as good as a $20 bottle isn't wrong; however, that claim also isn't right either.

My point is that I've had some really crappy...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By SPR-GRN
you should definitely try it out once it's...

you should definitely try it out once it's properly carbonated though, you may like it with the more pronounced hop notes; and if you don't like it; just let it mellow for a week.

RDWHAHB or six
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By SPR-GRN
I'm going to echo fosta & Major Disaster and...

I'm going to echo fosta & Major Disaster and suggest lalvin 1118 with the re-hydration steps mentioned in the above link

Paleo substitutes:
Paleo substitute for sugar - HONEY
Paleo substitute...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-04-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 62,448
Posted By SPR-GRN
I've got a whole lotta nothing in my fermenters,...

I've got a whole lotta nothing in my fermenters, which means I have a full keezer, and several bottles of wine and mead - not a bad place to be right now.
Forum: Wine 03-04-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 291,474
Posted By SPR-GRN
just bottled mine - my goodness was it good - a...

just bottled mine - my goodness was it good - a bit sweeter than I thought it would be given the amount of time I gave it (11-22-13 to 3-1-14), but very enjoyable none the less. Will definitely be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 198,967
Posted By SPR-GRN
sanitized my keezer, beer lines and two kegs,...

sanitized my keezer, beer lines and two kegs, then filled those two kegs with luscious beer.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By SPR-GRN
Kegging is the best investment I've made to date;...

Kegging is the best investment I've made to date; it's soo much nicer to have beer on tap instead of in bottles.

also to echo the suggestions above: don't do the quick prime method - it's better...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-27-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By SPR-GRN
I don't even now how much it costs me to do a...

I don't even now how much it costs me to do a SMaSH anymore.. I got a bag of 2-row for cheap from a group buy and a pound of free hops from a member on here for helping him out with a brew, that plus...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-05-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,101
Views: 354,567
Posted By SPR-GRN
you know you're a homebrewer when - You adjust...

you know you're a homebrewer when - You adjust the temperature of each room in your house to an optimal temperature step for lagering..
I'm running four stages for my lager..
stage 1 - kitchen @...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-04-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By SPR-GRN
good for you man, enjoy. I kinda wish I had...

good for you man, enjoy. I kinda wish I had started with Sanke kegs from the get-go as they are easier to come by, but it is what it is.
Forum: Hops Growing 12-04-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By SPR-GRN
what those two guys said - portion out, vacuum...

what those two guys said - portion out, vacuum seal, label and freeze (I actually do double of triple portions because hops break apart easily enough).. no I'm not just upping my post count; that's...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,157
Posted By SPR-GRN
If I didn't already have all the glass carboys I...

If I didn't already have all the glass carboys I needed I would go with this kind from now on.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-25-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By SPR-GRN
I considered myself a home brewer when I brewed...

I considered myself a home brewer when I brewed my first batch of beer... at home... I'm also a home vintner for similar reasons.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-25-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 462,800
Posted By SPR-GRN
This is the exact reason I want to go E-HERMs in...

This is the exact reason I want to go E-HERMs in my basement; for now though, the partial boil AG on the stove top slakes my brew-lust.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 462,800
Posted By SPR-GRN
I also just finished cleaning my gear (and my...

I also just finished cleaning my gear (and my kitchen).

3 gal - 2 buck chuck wine
5 gal - Belma Blonde (SMaSH)
5 gal - Narzen (November marzen)

it's going to be a good winter :-)
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