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Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-05-2009, 01:47 PM
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Posted By NYeric
12,079+15= 12,094 (OK...I had enough stuff...

12,079+15= 12,094

(OK...I had enough stuff left over and made Two half gallon test bottles


12,095
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-05-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By NYeric
Yup...good advice. The dates are just suggestive...

Yup...good advice. The dates are just suggestive and approximate, and everything should be based on your readings.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-05-2009, 01:39 PM
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Posted By NYeric
Been away a while but have still been making this...

Been away a while but have still been making this stuff!

Started a batch Friday and added 2 lbs of brown sugar and 2 lbs of orange blossom honey to the original recipe.

Fermenting so...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-05-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By NYeric
Funny about that Apfelwein. It seems to always...

Funny about that Apfelwein. It seems to always have some bubbles in it. I have made several batches and all of them had tiny little bubbles. They never seemed to go away. I just waited until clear...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By NYeric
If you run a search you will find a lot of...

If you run a search you will find a lot of threads about water. In my opinion if your water is good enough to drink it is good enough to brew beer.

I have used strait tap water for all my brews...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-05-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,791
Posted By NYeric
The freezer locks don't work anyway. You can open...

The freezer locks don't work anyway. You can open them easily with a screw driver or butter knife.

I would put a hasp and a padlock on the freezer and a shut off inside. It would certainly be the...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 11-01-2007, 04:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,022
Posted By NYeric
Ditto and ditto... Miller Genuine Draft is...

Ditto and ditto...

Miller Genuine Draft is my weekend beer when I am going to have several, or when I am not going to sit down and really enjoy a beer.

Smithwicks has become another favorite.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-01-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By NYeric
Yea? I was thinking about it and I kept this a...

Yea? I was thinking about it and I kept this a little cooler than usual probably an average of 65. So that may have affected the fermentation.

Any good reason to re-rack again to another...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-31-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By NYeric
Not sure what is happening here?

I have an Irish ale in the secondary now. I made it once before a while back, and it was awsome. I followed the 1-2-3 rule for the process of primary secondary etc.

The only difference is this...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-12-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By NYeric
Lou- To me the red ones seem less sweet. ...

Lou-

To me the red ones seem less sweet.

My feelings are this if you are looking for wine, make wine. Do not make Island Breeze or Orchard Breezin'.

If you are looking for a decent drink...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-12-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By NYeric
Oooh Good question. I think I liked the...

Oooh Good question.

I think I liked the green apple reisling best. The Blackberry Merlot waas good too though. The Strawberry White Merlot was just OK.

There is another one on the market that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2007, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By NYeric
Well I'll find out in a couple weeks. I hope that...

Well I'll find out in a couple weeks. I hope that it tastes OK. I could not afford the purees at the time.

I have had one person tell me they liked it. They actually put substantially more...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By NYeric
Nope I never have before. I have friends that...

Nope I never have before. I have friends that have and they said it was ok. I hope that it is not off in its taste. I am hoping for just a slight hint of the raspberry.

I looked at the fruit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-09-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By NYeric
Using an raspberry extract

I am going to use a small bottle of liquid extract at the bottling stage. I am told to use 4-5 oz per five gallons.

Would there be any adjustment necessary to the amount of corn sugar used for...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-28-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By NYeric
I have used a wine kit called Island Mist. It is...

I have used a wine kit called Island Mist. It is a wine based drink, similar to Arbor Mist that you buy in the wine shops.

It comes in flavors like Blackberry Merlot, Green Apple Reisling etc...
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-20-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By NYeric
I think these are the closest to you. One in...

I think these are the closest to you. One in Cambridge and one in West Boylston. The same guy owns all of them and the one I go to in Rensaleer, NY.
...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-14-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,397
Posted By NYeric
I read on that site that white clover makes...

I read on that site that white clover makes excellent wine....Is that true? Has anyone tried it?

I am thinking every summer I have a lawn full...............
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By NYeric
In addition to the white labs strain guide here...

In addition to the white labs strain guide here is the one for Wyeast http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststrain.cfm
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-11-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By NYeric
I have found this site helpful ...

I have found this site helpful http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/homebrew_strains.html

and also a brochure that I got from my local shop that described several specialty yeasts
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-11-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,094
Posted By NYeric
Shelf Life??

I just came across a kit that was purchased from my local shop, I forgot it was in there.

It is an American Wheat with a can of extract, A zip lock style plastic pouch with hops in it and another...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-07-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By NYeric
I drank six of them once........ ...

I drank six of them once........


..........................and completely forgot I was cooking at all
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-07-2007, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5,055
Views: 288,669
Posted By NYeric
Another 10 here... 1857

Another 10 here...

1857
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-07-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By NYeric
How much sugar did you carb it with? I used 3/4lb...

How much sugar did you carb it with? I used 3/4lb and it was carbed much like champagne, I wished it was a little less carbed....My second batch came out better, as I used less.

The other batch I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By NYeric
A thread answered this question for me a while...

A thread answered this question for me a while ago...general concensus says not to use them, but some do ...read this thread http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=27398
Forum: Cider Forum 07-31-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,067
Posted By NYeric
I used the Wyeast 3068 it is certainly a bit...

I used the Wyeast 3068 it is certainly a bit sweeter. I actually liked the original recipie that Edwort gave us, but my wife likes the sweeter version using the wyeast.

That said when I pour a...
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