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Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 05-17-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By meich75
The Tea Party Porter was my favorite one to. I...

The Tea Party Porter was my favorite one to. I hope I don't get audited for posting that.
Forum: Soda Making 02-07-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,044
Posted By meich75
Safrole found in the Sassafrass root can be...

Safrole found in the Sassafrass root can be carcinogenic. But that is IF you are highly sensitive to it and drink a cubic asston of it all the time for a long time.
Forum: Soda Making 02-07-2013, 05:12 AM
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Posted By meich75
I got a good laugh at that one. Thanks!

I got a good laugh at that one. Thanks!
Forum: Soda Making 01-05-2013, 09:08 AM
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Posted By meich75
It's not expensive at all. Just take a walk in...

It's not expensive at all. Just take a walk in the woods, the stuff grows from Florida to Maine. The leaves are easy to spot and even easier to smell.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 84
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Posted By meich75
I got most of my stuff for free. Several glass...

I got most of my stuff for free. Several glass and several plastic carboys for free when my work was cleaning out storage space. Mash tun from a cooler someone was throwing out because the outer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-05-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,422
Posted By meich75
There are plenty of good breweries and beer...

There are plenty of good breweries and beer stores with good selections in NC. The problem is none of them are in Jacksonville. You are in a military town so most of those guys just drink Miller...
Forum: Soda Making 12-04-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,526
Posted By meich75
Around here I find Sassafras root in the woods.

Around here I find Sassafras root in the woods.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-29-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By meich75
I made one recently that turned out pretty good. ...

I made one recently that turned out pretty good. Just pressed 3 buckets of pears that a friend had in his yard. No idea what kind they are but they are as hard as baseballs and have virtually no...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-29-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By meich75
I just racked my pumpkin cider yesterday. I used...

I just racked my pumpkin cider yesterday. I used 12lbs of pumpkin guts from the kids jack-o-lanterns at Halloween. Put it all in a grain bag and boiled in 6 qts of water for an hour. Ended up with...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-05-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By meich75
Just pumpkin juice right now. I plan to add...

Just pumpkin juice right now. I plan to add spices when I rack it but I haven't decided what yet. I have a habit of "I wonder what ??? would make if I fermented it" then making it up as I go. So...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-03-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,684
Posted By meich75
I just started what I hope will be pumpkin cider....

I just started what I hope will be pumpkin cider. Ended up with 12lbs of pumpkin guts after the kids made their jack-o-lanterns and my wife pulled out the seeds to roast. I boiled the guts in a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By meich75
Yep, looked at my hydrometer and that was it. ...

Yep, looked at my hydrometer and that was it. Guess I shouldn't try and read small numbers at 7am after working night shift, or at least double check before I put my stupidity on the internet.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By meich75
That makes more sense. Thanks for the reply.

That makes more sense. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2012, 01:55 PM
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Views: 322
Posted By meich75
ABV higher than yeast should handle?

I recently made about 2 1/2 gallons of pear wine from fresh pressed pears with Lavlin D47 wine yeast. I overshot the sugar (3 lbs) and ended up with an OG reading of 1.190. I figured it would just...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-22-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By meich75
I tried this with pears and it turned out great. ...

I tried this with pears and it turned out great. I got about 40lbs of pears for free so I decided to ferment them. I froze them until I had time to process them, then thawed them in the oven at 200...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By meich75
If I decide to keep making cider I will have to...

If I decide to keep making cider I will have to build one of those. Much better than the one I cobjobbed together.
Forum: Cider Forum 09-05-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By meich75
Greg has a good point about what comes into...

Greg has a good point about what comes into contact with the cider. I filter mine several times after pressing, boil to sanitize, then filter a few more times.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-30-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By meich75
It's not pretty but I got 3 gallons of juice from...

It's not pretty but I got 3 gallons of juice from 3 5 gallon buckets of pears that were as hard as...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-29-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By meich75
I just made one for pressing pears. Cost about...

I just made one for pressing pears. Cost about $20. Made from scrap wood (free), some threaded rods with lock nuts (~$10), a modified car scissor jack ($5 from junk yard), stock pot ($5 from thrift...
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