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Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-26-2011, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Symbiote
Nice recipe, mate.

Nice recipe, mate.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,676
Posted By Symbiote
I pasteurize my fruit/sugar wine in Ragu-type...

I pasteurize my fruit/sugar wine in Ragu-type spaghetti sauce jars.

The wine is made from 3 gallons of apple juice, 2.5 gallons of distilled water from jugs, and 1/2 gallon of simple syrup...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-14-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Symbiote
That bit about browning the honey sounds...

That bit about browning the honey sounds delicious.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,065
Posted By Symbiote
The rosemary taste was present, but not...

The rosemary taste was present, but not overpowering.

If not for the sourness, it would have been a good beer.

The sour taste was consistent with publicly available information about lactic...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-12-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,065
Posted By Symbiote
Adding the rosemary during the mash turned out to...

Adding the rosemary during the mash turned out to be a mistake.

Lacto like crazy. It was very tangy, and not the vinegary sort.

Should have added it during the boil
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-07-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,065
Posted By Symbiote
Wow, fermentation is going nuts. The airlock...

Wow, fermentation is going nuts.

The airlock has been oozing foam for the past 2 nights. Finally slowed down enough to clean and re-insert the airlock, and it did it again.

The headspace is a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-04-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,065
Posted By Symbiote
The yeast is Danstar ale yeast. The wort is...

The yeast is Danstar ale yeast.

The wort is very dark colored, too. The last ale I made was an IPA and even with a little caramel it was a medium reddish-brown color.

This batch has no caramel...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-04-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,065
Posted By Symbiote
The rosemary seems to have had a clarifying...

The rosemary seems to have had a clarifying effect.

Stuff started settling out almost as soon as the boil stopped.

When it was cooled and racked into the carboy, everything was flowing pretty...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-04-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,387
Posted By Symbiote
Sho nuff. ...

Sho nuff.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/rosemary-gruit-mash-204170/

With pics :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-04-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,065
Posted By Symbiote
The mashtun/boiler: ...

The mashtun/boiler:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/11-03-10_1757.jpg

The grain bill:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/11-03-10_1803.jpg

Mash in:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-03-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,065
Posted By Symbiote
Rosemary Gruit : Mash in!

Just mashed in a Rosemary Gruit.

The grain bill is 7 lbs Breiss 2-row pale malt and 1.5 oz. dried rosemary.

Decided to split the rosemary up into 1 oz. for mashing with the grain, and .5 oz. to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-03-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,387
Posted By Symbiote
O.k., just mashed in.

O.k., just mashed in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-19-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Symbiote
Sounds like smooth sailing. Definitely going to...

Sounds like smooth sailing. Definitely going to try it on this gruit.

Best luck I have had cooling down is a bathtub full of cold water. Takes about an hour.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Symbiote
Good stuff. In my book, frugality=nobility :) ...

Good stuff. In my book, frugality=nobility :)

Got a link to the method you mentioned?

Edit: Found the link, awesome post.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Symbiote
Excellent post. That is very helpful. Thank you....

Excellent post. That is very helpful. Thank you. :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-18-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Symbiote
Bags, boilers, and mash tuns.

How many here use a grain bag to remove the need for a mash tun?

About to get into a rosemary gruit.

Using a grain bag it seems more efficient to lauter in the boiler and then lift the bag out...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-15-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By Symbiote
One large can of pineapple juice, 4 pounds of...

One large can of pineapple juice, 4 pounds of sugar inverted in 6 gallons of water, and Pasteur Champagne dry yeast.

Made some apfelwein with a similar recipe and after only a few weeks it was...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-15-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By Symbiote
Wow, awesome resource! Why no Campden...

Wow, awesome resource!

Why no Campden tablets in the last recipe though? Oversight?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-09-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,597
Posted By Symbiote
The comment from that thread that sounds the most...

The comment from that thread that sounds the most reasonable is this:

"More than likely the police are trying to save face. They went there to raid a meth lab and came across a home brewery. Would...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-08-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,597
Posted By Symbiote
Yeah, it is sort of a gray area in Alabama. From...

Yeah, it is sort of a gray area in Alabama. From what I gather, enforcement is only interested in those who distill, or those who sell.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-08-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Symbiote
I have a 6 gallon Better Bottle and a 6 gallon...

I have a 6 gallon Better Bottle and a 6 gallon glass bottle, and the only difference I have noticed is that the Better Bottle has a tendency to flex when being moved.

When you lift the bottle, the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 18,380
Posted By Symbiote
If anybody is petitioning or needs help in...

If anybody is petitioning or needs help in swaying a particular legislator, please p.m. me.

I want to help.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-08-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Symbiote
Calhoun County, about an hour East of Birmingham....

Calhoun County, about an hour East of Birmingham.

From what I have heard, the plastic bottles are only good for ferments of a month or two, not anything long-term.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,597
Posted By Symbiote
No luck. Even if they ship a single tablet,...

No luck.

Even if they ship a single tablet, it is the same flat rate shipping.

Here is the reply I received via email:


The flat rate shipping charge is $6.99 for all items on the order to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-07-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,597
Posted By Symbiote
I have no idea. Didn't take a reading.

I have no idea. Didn't take a reading.
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