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Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-26-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 34,736
Posted By solstice
Attack of the zombie thread! Sorry about...

Attack of the zombie thread!

Sorry about that.
Since it's been just over 3 years I was wondering if the persimmon project turned out favorably. Surely it's calmed down a bit by now.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By solstice
I had silverfish get into my propane burner....

I had silverfish get into my propane burner. Didn't know it until the iron heated up but they came flooding out of the air vent like a mini plague.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-19-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By solstice
I've used Côte des Blancs and had much the same...

I've used Côte des Blancs and had much the same experience. It should be a little better within 6 months.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By solstice
I've been using 20 pounds of ice in a large...

I've been using 20 pounds of ice in a large cooler and adding water til the kettle floats then agitate til cool. I can get it from boiling to pitching temp in about 30 minutes.
Forum: Georgia HomeBrew Forum 04-22-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,579
Posted By solstice
Checking in from the northeast, somewhere between...

Checking in from the northeast, somewhere between Helen and Clarkesville.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By solstice
I am of the school of only using DME for a...

I am of the school of only using DME for a starter instead of dextrose but maybe the yeast you harvest won't be too tweaked out for feasting on 100% fermentables. My LHBS dude told me that he scoops...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-04-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,081
Posted By solstice
Good luck with that. Even if it turns out weird...

Good luck with that. Even if it turns out weird I'd probably still turn it up with you just for the sake of experimentation. Maybe it'll turn out ok. Haven't been able to find a barleywine yet so I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,155
Posted By solstice
Lightweights. Good luck with the brew, may it...

Lightweights.
Good luck with the brew, may it turn out to be the best brew you've ever brewed.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-27-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12,236
Views: 2,130,245
Posted By solstice
I started another batch last week. I was also...

I started another batch last week. I was also wondering about adding other juice after fermentation starts, I was thinking that I'd like to rack some into a gallon jug and add some Pom or Cran juice...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 18,749
Posted By solstice
Got my shot glasses a few days ago. At least the...

Got my shot glasses a few days ago. At least the opener is nice and hefty.
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-27-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By solstice
I've done kolsch a few times. I've always just...

I've done kolsch a few times. I've always just used a month in primary at 55-65 F and let it carb and condition at room temp. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,415
Posted By solstice
I'm 24. 25 in july.

I'm 24. 25 in july.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,828
Posted By solstice
+1 for lager. or better yet, kolsch. kolsch yeast...

+1 for lager. or better yet, kolsch. kolsch yeast stay happy into the mid 50's.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By solstice
from what I understand, even thinking about...

from what I understand, even thinking about getting ergotamine near your beer would be a bad idea. ergot poisoning is a slow a painful death.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-04-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,514
Posted By solstice
Privatbrauerei Schwelm (http://www.schwelmer.com)...

Privatbrauerei Schwelm (http://www.schwelmer.com) uses brown half liter (16 oz? not sure) flip top bottles. I've only been able to find it in 4 packs around my area.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-25-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 760,363
Posted By solstice
Instead of starting a new thread, I have a few...

Instead of starting a new thread, I have a few questions about this.
I just bottled my Kolsch yesterday and used WLP029. I racked from secondary so I'm guessing the yeast in the bottom were fairly...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-23-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By solstice
Not nearly enough. :( I've only made about 35...

Not nearly enough. :(
I've only made about 35 gallons this year. Ya think we can backlog our quota from years past?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-05-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By solstice
I've never sanitized my crown caps, ever. Haven't...

I've never sanitized my crown caps, ever. Haven't had any problems either. *knocks on wood*
I think that once it's fermented, the alcohol should prevent anything from infecting the beer.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-30-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,242
Posted By solstice
Thanks for the stir plate write up. I've been...

Thanks for the stir plate write up. I've been meaning to put one of these together.



Actually the Coriolis Effect is nowhere near strong enough to practically dictate the directional flow of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2008, 03:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,728
Posted By solstice
Unsurprisingly.

Unsurprisingly.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-08-2008, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By solstice
If all else fails, blame it on hedgehogs.

If all else fails, blame it on hedgehogs.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-18-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By solstice
I remember that excitement, hell I still get it...

I remember that excitement, hell I still get it when I take a peek into the carboy.:)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,736
Posted By solstice
I had a friend that made wine and he explained...

I had a friend that made wine and he explained how easy it was to make your own.
I got into brewing beer because my parents got me a starter kit for christmas this past year.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-12-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,986
Posted By solstice
I'd say use them, unless you're fairly sure you...

I'd say use them, unless you're fairly sure you can get a pretty penny off them.




Actually the cathedral glass theory is flawed. If glass really did "melt" as some people claim to happen...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-22-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By solstice
Planning a Kriek PLambic

I'd appreciate any input, just kinda threw this together.

4 Lbs Light DME
3 Lbs Wheat DME
1/2 Lb Crystal 10
1/2 Lb Castle pils
1/2 oz Hallertau
12 Lbs Cherries
WYeast 3278 Belgian Lambic...
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