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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 05:23 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
You bet, count me in.

You bet, count me in.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-09-2013, 12:34 AM
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Enter me please!

Enter me please!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-29-2013, 03:35 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
The brew is sitting at 1.015 which is where it...

The brew is sitting at 1.015 which is where it has been, so I would say its done. Still some bubbles but it is beginning to clear, so I will let it sit for another week or so and bottle.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-29-2013, 02:22 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
Never Ending Fermentation

I brewed, partial mash, a Blue Moon clone 6 weeks ago. The brewing process went well however, the og was lower than expected. I pitched the yeast and after several days didnt see much activity. So I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 04:08 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
I have struggled with temp control also, using a...

I have struggled with temp control also, using a swamp cooler you can easily get down to 69F but the temp swings between ice additions. I wanted better temp control so I went to the next step. Using...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-23-2013, 01:34 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
2013 Big Giveaway!

YES, count me in!!!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-01-2013, 02:06 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
Typically it has been 5 -14 days at first...

Typically it has been 5 -14 days at first racking, I may rack 2-4 times depending on the wine, total ferment time is typically 30 - 40 days. I manage head space with different sizes of carboys...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-29-2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
I have made cherry brandy using tha attached...

I have made cherry brandy using tha attached recipe I found in Brian Cooks "Making Wine" It was great after 3 months but smoothed out after 6.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-29-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bruceb07
A year of experience

I have just bottled my 13th batch of wine, here are some of my observations and questions:

Most of my batches finish with an bitter-alcohol taste. These get better after 6 months to a year of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By bruceb07
Yeast Harvest From Secondary?

I have successfully harvested yeast from the primary after racking to secondary but, when I was racking to bottling bucket I noticed a significant layer of yeast in the bottom of the secondary. My...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-07-2012, 12:10 AM
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Posted By bruceb07
Thanks for the input, the numbers fall where I...

Thanks for the input, the numbers fall where I would expect based on my taste but, I'm sure it is totally an individual preference. I guess thats why there are so many different types of wines out...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-06-2012, 02:20 AM
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Posted By bruceb07
Dryness or Sweetness vs. Specific Gravity

Is there a rule of thumb or ranges to identify the dryness or sweetness of a wine using specific gravity? For example if I have a wine which finished at a specific gravity of 0.99. This is fairly...
Forum: General Techniques 10-16-2012, 04:11 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
Hit the Wall

I have been brewing for a little over a year now. I have brewed 8 batches of beer and 10 batches of wine. I have had some good batches, some not so hot and have had to waste 1 batch due to a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-05-2012, 03:47 AM
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Posted By bruceb07
Thanks for all the suggestions. I have botted...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I have botted still cider in wine bottles and corks, and sparkling in some beer bottles and champagne bottles with plastic corks and cages. Guess i will see what...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-26-2012, 04:16 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
Bottles for Sparkling Cider

I am looking at bottling some sparkling cider and was wondering what type of bottles would be best. I was planning on using some beer bottles but also thought a larger size would also be nice. I have...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-07-2012, 03:05 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
If you have the set up for bottling beer, just...

If you have the set up for bottling beer, just use your off brand of bottles and bottle the wine in those. I use the green and the clear bottles for wine. They are great for single servings of the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-05-2012, 03:17 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
I have been using Red Star Premier Covee yeast...

I have been using Red Star Premier Covee yeast for my wines, which always seem to have quite a bite or off taste. Is this a characteristic of this type of yeast? Which yeast would give better results?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-03-2012, 05:36 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
Alcohol Taste and Smell

I have just bottled a batch of Cherry/Lemon wine roughly based on the Skeeter Pee recipe. The wine cleared great however, with a ABV of 10% it has an alcohol taste and smell. I'm expecting this will...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-23-2012, 11:41 PM
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Posted By bruceb07
Holiday Wine Recipe

Does anyone have a killer wine recipe for the holidays. I'm looking for something not too exotic or needing 6 months of aging. I have a lemon/cherry SP going that promises to be good but would like...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bruceb07
Harvested Yeast Life

I harvested yeast from a batch of Amber Bach using Wyeast 1007, a German style Ale yeast. I did this 3 months ago and now have the time to use it. How long is a yeast harvest good for? It has been...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-26-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By bruceb07
saramc: in response to your questions: The Sg...

saramc: in response to your questions:
The Sg at racking was 1.02
I added per recipe; 1/2 tsp sorbate, and 1/2 tsp of Kmeta per the 5 gallons.
Sorbate is 6 months old
Did not back sweaten this...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-20-2012, 03:41 AM
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Posted By bruceb07
I had used kmeta and sortbate to stabilize, I...

I had used kmeta and sortbate to stabilize, I also only used 1 tablet to carbonate per package instructions. I can see how this would not be enough after stabilization. I have a couple of 12 oz...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-16-2012, 03:51 PM
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Views: 1,114
Posted By bruceb07
You are blessed to have the strawberries this...

You are blessed to have the strawberries this year with the the lack of rain. I have used the recipe below recently. It is currently in the bottles and aging. Takes alot of fruit to make wine it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-16-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By bruceb07
Skeeter Pee Carbonation

I am looking for a method to carbonate Skeerter Pee. I have tried the corbonation tablets with no success. My thought is that the yeast is dead at the end of the process so that it does not react...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-07-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By bruceb07
Kind of my point...brew for you!

Kind of my point...brew for you!
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