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Forum: For Sale 03-25-2013, 12:20 AM
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Posted By LyonsAudio
Most definitely interested in the pair if I can...

Most definitely interested in the pair if I can talk the wife into letting me spend that sort of cash.
Forum: For Sale 03-17-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,147
Posted By LyonsAudio
Could you not just use the water jacket to...

Could you not just use the water jacket to maintain/adjust the mash temps? Where I am at there are more than one or two outdoor boilers with a few extra circuits to pull 180+ degree water off of. ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-04-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By LyonsAudio
Two-ish year old tabs. No expectation date on...

Two-ish year old tabs. No expectation date on bottle.

Hoping that's not it.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-04-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By LyonsAudio
The smell off the stuff smells fine so I'll see...

The smell off the stuff smells fine so I'll see what it does. I did already bring the sugar up to 1.080 (calculated, juice was 1.054, added sugar to a calculated 1.080)

Fingers crossed.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-04-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By LyonsAudio
Spontaneous fermentation <24 hours after campden

I pressed ~10 gallons of white (himrod) grapes yesterday.

Did a rough filter off the press and put them into a 5 gallon and 4 1 gallon carboy and added 1 tab campden per gallon to each.

I went...
Forum: Cider 04-22-2012, 10:53 PM
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Posted By LyonsAudio
I used nottingham, and started at 1.06 (I think,...

I used nottingham, and started at 1.06 (I think, maybe 1.065).
Forum: Cider 04-22-2012, 08:03 PM
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Posted By LyonsAudio
Made a batch of this on April 8th (so 14 days...

Made a batch of this on April 8th (so 14 days ago).

Its down to 1.006 so I was going to bottle it today along with a beer that needed to be bottled up. (half mini-keg, half bottles). While I was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By LyonsAudio
Wasn't planning on using the old yeast, I would...

Wasn't planning on using the old yeast, I would stop somewhere and grab a new one. I was curious as to how the malt would be.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By LyonsAudio
Found an old beer kit (1995ish old)

So my friend found an old (still sealed) Yankee Brewer "burch's pale ale" kit in their house.

The Best by date on the yeast packet is may of 1997. Liquid malt extract feels fine...


Think I...
Forum: Wine 11-14-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
I thought the same thing. I do wonder what...

I thought the same thing.

I do wonder what the maple will do for the flavor on the little batch.
Forum: Wine 11-14-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
So some comments: I made a 1 gallon primary...

So some comments:

I made a 1 gallon primary and a 5 gallon to give it some room.

The SG was only 1.060, so the little guy I bumped a bit with some maple syrup.

I have nothing in the house...
Forum: Wine 11-06-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
Just pulled the rhubarb out of the freezer. ...

Just pulled the rhubarb out of the freezer.

Going with a 6 gallon batch ~ 40lbs of rhubarb, started with 5lbs of sugar going to check the SG and add if its still low. Thawing now so we shall...
Forum: Wine 10-20-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
Well I have about 40lbs or rhubarb in the freezer...

Well I have about 40lbs or rhubarb in the freezer waiting to be thawed into this stuff.

Only one bottle remains from last years batch, waiting for a good reason to open it.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By LyonsAudio
Just made a 1 gallon version. I had a...

Just made a 1 gallon version.

I had a gallon of local cider in the fridge and was looking for something new. Here goes.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-19-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,016
Posted By LyonsAudio
There are temperature corrections that you can...

There are temperature corrections that you can use. Right?

That was my plan at least.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-19-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,584
Posted By LyonsAudio
I'll was just browsing around and found this...

I'll was just browsing around and found this thread.

I jacked some of my simple cider this year that was a bit tart to begin with and after freezing out about 2/3 of it, boy is it tart. Nice and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-19-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,016
Posted By LyonsAudio
I am taking a stab at maple wine in a week or two...

I am taking a stab at maple wine in a week or two here, there is a larger sugar shack up the road and I need to stop in and chat.

I plan to just check the SG, adjust by simmering down, follow...
Forum: Wine 10-03-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 33,488
Posted By LyonsAudio
The wild stuff around here was done sometime ago...

The wild stuff around here was done sometime ago now. Its very fall in New England these days.
Forum: Wine 10-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 33,488
Posted By LyonsAudio
We had a ton of blackberries here too. I made 1...

We had a ton of blackberries here too. I made 1 gallon of your wine here. I put two in to regular winebottles and the rest is in beer bottles and are going for some sparkling blackberry wine.
...
Forum: Wine 09-24-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
I assume I should drop some potassium sorbet and...

I assume I should drop some potassium sorbet and campden in this when I bottle it right?
Forum: Wine 09-24-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
I think I'll bottle it this weekend. ...

I think I'll bottle it this weekend.

Thanks for you help yooper_brew. I spent 4 years in Houghton (2004-2008) and met my wife in Marquette. We both wouldn't be surprised if one day we end up...
Forum: Wine 09-24-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
So its been another month (ish). Just...

So its been another month (ish).

Just checked it and its at 1.012 yet. Still taste good. It did drop more lees.

So... should I just go bottle it or do another rack/top up and wait another...
Forum: Wine 08-26-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
I think I'll do that then. My samples I...

I think I'll do that then.

My samples I have been pulling to test SG on taste pretty good....
Forum: Wine 08-26-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
Well I put in yeast nutrient about 2.5 weeks ago...

Well I put in yeast nutrient about 2.5 weeks ago and now its down to 1.012.

I don't see any action. How long should I wait to call it close enough?
Forum: Wine 08-06-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 42,248
Posted By LyonsAudio
I used k1-v116. Just what I had in the fridge. ...

I used k1-v116. Just what I had in the fridge.

Would it be stable at this point, just super sweet?
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