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Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-01-2013, 01:37 AM
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I did not open the primary but did get around to...

I did not open the primary but did get around to racking it tonight. It smelled a little odd. We'll see how it turns out
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-05-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By dpsimswm
Whoops. Didn't follow wine kit instructions.

I bought a 28 day Merlot Cabernet kit wine. It was supposed to be in the primary for one week. Life got in the way and it has been 5 or 6 weeks now. Will this present any problems or can I just rack...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,281
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It finished sweet. I still stabilized before...

It finished sweet. I still stabilized before bottling just to be sure.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-23-2013, 09:36 PM
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Posted By dpsimswm
After all is said and done on this recipe, it...

After all is said and done on this recipe, it made a sugary sweet wine that isnt getting many takers. I just paid 50 bucks for a cabernet merlot kit from amazon and will try that next.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-24-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By dpsimswm
Source for free fruit?

I'd like to make my wine is cheap as possible. Does anyone know a good source for free fruit? I looked at pick your own places. They are just as expensive as the store.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-17-2013, 10:39 PM
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Posted By dpsimswm
Its bubbling nicely today without even having...

Its bubbling nicely today without even having aerated it. Doing as well as my banana wine from two days before.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-17-2013, 01:55 PM
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Posted By dpsimswm
Thats right. Is that bad?

Thats right. Is that bad?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-16-2013, 09:21 PM
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Posted By dpsimswm
I added the lemon juice to my boil but I didnt...

I added the lemon juice to my boil but I didnt really mix it up in the carboy. I did get a bubble through the airlock this afternoon. SO FINGERS ARR CROSSED
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-16-2013, 12:49 PM
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Posted By dpsimswm
Made a batch yesterday on top of my yeast cake...

Made a batch yesterday on top of my yeast cake from a welch's wine. This morning there were no bubbles coming from the airlock. I pitched some yeast so hopefully it will start up today.

The...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2013, 04:15 PM
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Posted By dpsimswm
Suggestion for Mr. Beer... make the LBK the ideal...

Suggestion for Mr. Beer... make the LBK the ideal size for brewing with 3 pound bag of DME. That seems to be a standard size for buying DME. This way, no measurement is needed. It will keep using the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2013, 04:02 PM
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Posted By dpsimswm
The Mr. BEER lid blew off this morning. I heard...

The Mr. BEER lid blew off this morning. I heard hissing coming from the cabinet. Touched the lid and POP. It flew off.

Last night I brewed a batch of all wheat DME with hops and Muntons Ale Yeast....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-21-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By dpsimswm
It was a water bottle. So I didnt think it would...

It was a water bottle. So I didnt think it would be a problem. If someone else thinks I made an error, I will dump it ASAP
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-21-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,281
Posted By dpsimswm
Wine Recipe - Juice From Concentrate

Ingredients:
9 Great Value frozen Grape Juice concentrate
4 Welches white grape raspberry conc.
1 Welches white grape peach conc.
4 cups table sugar
1 package Red Star Montrachet Wine Yeast...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-09-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By dpsimswm
polyethylene carboy option?

I have seen this listing on eBay multiple times and wondered if this would be a good alternative to a glass carboy. does anyone have an opinion?...
Forum: General Techniques 02-08-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By dpsimswm
Beech-Nut Baby Oatmeal Cereal as an Adjunct

I've got some Beech-Nut Homestyle Baby Cereal, Single Grain Oatmeal lying around from my youngest son who doesn't eat it anymore. Can I throw this into my next batch of homebrew?

Ingredients
Oat...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-19-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By dpsimswm
apfelwein question

After I rack my apfelwein can I just pour sugar and juice over the lees for another batch ? Should I pour some lees off?

I plan to use pasteurized apple juice and dissolve sugar by boiling it. I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-07-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By dpsimswm
cold weather brewing in garage

Is there a beer I can brew in my garage with temps between 50 and 60 degrees. Could drop even lower.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-05-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By dpsimswm
How would I know if its infected?

How would I know if its infected?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5,814
Views: 884,761
Posted By dpsimswm
I have some wheat dry malt extract. If I want to...

I have some wheat dry malt extract. If I want to boost alcohol 1% how much should I add?
Forum: Cider Forum 01-04-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By dpsimswm
residual wine juices

Can residual wine juice from a commercial wine stop fermentation? I just loaded a gallon of apple juice into a Carlos de Rossi Rhine wine jug. I added a package of wine yeast and a cup of sugar....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By dpsimswm
Monday is recycling day in my area. The bins...

Monday is recycling day in my area. The bins should have lots of new years bottles.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By dpsimswm
Thanks! I think I will start my collecting...

Thanks!

I think I will start my collecting now then. My first batch of Mr. Beer will be ready for bottling in two weeks (one week old now). I have a dark cabinet above the fridge for storing and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-03-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By dpsimswm
I wish I hadn't used bread yeast. Now I'm...

I wish I hadn't used bread yeast. Now I'm dreading how it is actually going to taste. This will definitely be a benchmark for future wine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By dpsimswm
Bottling in a 2 Liter soda bottle?

Is there any issue with me bottling in a 2 liter soda bottle? I'm pretty new to this Brewing thing and I don't have any bottles. My wife refuses to let me buy bottles.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-02-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By dpsimswm
Here's a picture of my project. I just curious to...

Here's a picture of my project. I just curious to see what happens.
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