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Forum: Mead Forum 03-03-2009, 01:07 AM
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Posted By andyp
Hmmm. I just made a super-small batch of Manuka...

Hmmm. I just made a super-small batch of Manuka mead. 500g + 1.4L H2O So about half the strength of yours..

It's so strong tasting I didn't want to use that much to try it out. The first day...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-03-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 294,028
Posted By andyp
5 gallons for me and 5 for my friend. Total...

5 gallons for me and 5 for my friend.

Total 11522.5 + 10 = 11532.5
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-21-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,116
Posted By andyp
I just came across this thread, and my own...

I just came across this thread, and my own experience mirrors the original post exactly. Pitched 11g rehydrated S-04 into ~5gal of porter at ~1.060 on Saturday. Starting to bubble that night, and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-21-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
Alrighty then, it's all done. OG: 1.094 ...

Alrighty then, it's all done.

OG: 1.094
FG: 1.000

ABV: 12.5%

pH: ~4.2

It does not taste very good. Nose has that "cheap wine" smell, maybe a bit sour or acidic. Very light, obviously...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-04-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
What the heck! I'm willing to try and ferment...

What the heck! I'm willing to try and ferment anything once...I'll try that brown sugar trick too..
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-04-2007, 12:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
Still bubbling away....

Still bubbling away....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-13-2007, 12:00 AM
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Posted By andyp
My local bulk foods store (Bulk Barn) carries...

My local bulk foods store (Bulk Barn) carries dextrose (labelled as corn sugar) for $2.40/kg.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-11-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 294,028
Posted By andyp
Bottled my last batch, and had a gallon jug...

Bottled my last batch, and had a gallon jug free...so I did a wimpy little one

+1 = 3219
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-08-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,653
Posted By andyp
Hey, I just tried the Winterfest Ale kit (to...

Hey, I just tried the Winterfest Ale kit (to which I added two cans of pumpkin puree and some cinnamon and ginger extract).

The fermentation was rigorous and now (~36hrs later) the bubble activity...
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By andyp
I guess my best guess is that the yeast went to...

I guess my best guess is that the yeast went to sleep. If I didn't optimally rehydrate the yeast, and maybe it was old (who knows?), so I wasn't putting in as much as I thought...then it might have...
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By andyp
Nah, pretty sure it was well mixed. Also, I...

Nah, pretty sure it was well mixed. Also, I cabonated low so there wasn't that much sugar anyway....

I thought about that for a second, but discounted it.....let's see....promash says 0.11lbs of...
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By andyp
Don't know what brand...it was some bulk DME from...

Don't know what brand...it was some bulk DME from the LHBS...
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By andyp
Actually, I think it was exactly at the...

Actually, I think it was exactly at the calibration temp...so, no.
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By andyp
Haha, glad to see you're not put off by my bad...

Haha, glad to see you're not put off by my bad experience! I really like the taste, now I just want it as beer!

Sweet Mild O'Mine

Dark Mild, Extract (modified from The Jamil Show)

BJCP...
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By andyp
Stuck Fermentation, AKA "I am a stupid idiot"

I think I may be stupider than a 5th grader.

My Dark Mild. Partial-mash extract version of JZ's recipe.

I started with an OG of 1.038. I pitched a package of Safale S-04, rehydrated but no...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-25-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,653
Posted By andyp
The kits run $25-29 at my LHBS...I think mine was...

The kits run $25-29 at my LHBS...I think mine was one of the $29 ones..
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-25-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,653
Posted By andyp
Mmmmmm...I just had my first real taste of the...

Mmmmmm...I just had my first real taste of the Brew House Red Ale and it is yummy! Dee-licsh! I dry hopped it with an oz of Cascade, and I think that helped give it that extra bit of zing...

If...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-23-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
Haha. Probably! Still bubbling away...

Haha. Probably!

Still bubbling away here...a testament to the perseverance of yeast!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-21-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
Isn't cola a nut or something?

Isn't cola a nut or something?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-21-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
Well, yeah...my point...why would they suggest...

Well, yeah...my point...why would they suggest opening 40 cans? Weird.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-21-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
So I may be crazy, but I'm not the only one? :) ...

So I may be crazy, but I'm not the only one? :)

40 cans of Dew? Imagine opening 40 cans in a row... And Dew in the States has caffeine, right? Wow.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-21-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
Not with all that citric / phosphoric acid in...

Not with all that citric / phosphoric acid in there...

Thanks for setting me straight on the soda/pop terminology...I guess I was going on old TV references!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-20-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
In no way was this worth wasting any money on! :)...

In no way was this worth wasting any money on! :) I can't imagine this being decent, even if it *did* ferment properly...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-20-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,719
Posted By andyp
Hey Bradsul, are you talking about Sleeman? ...

Hey Bradsul, are you talking about Sleeman? Where's this 40-minute drive HBS you go to?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-20-2007, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,355
Posted By andyp
Mine, yours sounds ok! Yeah, I don't think this...

Mine, yours sounds ok! Yeah, I don't think this is going to work out very well...:o
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