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Forum: Mead Forum 10-27-2009, 02:15 AM
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Posted By pdxben
How long till bottling?

I just made my first batch of honey-blackberry mead. It has been in my carboy for about 2.5 months ( I racked it about three times), and I was wondering when I should start bottling it. It has good...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-02-2009, 07:10 PM
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Posted By pdxben
Has anyone harvested yet? Mine are look like...

Has anyone harvested yet? Mine are look like they are really close, pretty dry/paper feel, brown tips, more aroma. I don't want to pick too early, think maybe one more week?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2009, 04:43 PM
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Posted By pdxben
I am in portland, and would love to use some of...

I am in portland, and would love to use some of those hops. Are you available to meet up in Portland... soon?!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By pdxben
You're right! I am on day 11, and the fermenting...

You're right! I am on day 11, and the fermenting seems to be just now easing to a stop. So 14 days should be right on target....

As far as letting it sit cold for another month before...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-20-2009, 08:31 PM
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Posted By pdxben
Oregon 2009 Hop Harvest - When?!

This is the first year for my hop plants, and I am surprised how many hops my vines grew in their first year. I have Magnum, Willamette Valley, & Mt. Hood hop vines. They are looking like they are...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-17-2009, 07:01 PM
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Posted By pdxben
Wow, that seems like a lot of Blackberries! How...

Wow, that seems like a lot of Blackberries! How sweet was the mead?
I was told that just 1 pound will be enough... and I don't like too sweet of a mead,
more toward the dry side. Will One or two...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-17-2009, 03:53 PM
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Posted By pdxben
Blackberry Mead

How many pounds of blackberries is recommended to use with about 8 pounds of honey? And how much water would you use?
Forum: Mead Forum 08-17-2009, 03:13 AM
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Posted By pdxben
Thanks for all the great feedback! My main...

Thanks for all the great feedback! My main reason for adding a bit of the crab apples was not for taste, but to increase the acidity and add a bit of tannin. But will a high malic acid change the...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-16-2009, 11:04 PM
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Posted By pdxben
Crab Apple Mead - Process/amount?

I just harvested about 3 pounds of crab apples, and I will be making a mead for the first time.
I was wondering what the best process is for adding the crab apples to the mead. I have heard some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2009, 03:51 PM
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Posted By pdxben
I think I misunderstood what cold crashing is. ...

I think I misunderstood what cold crashing is. So, what is Cold Crashing exactly? And what is a Brite Tank?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2009, 05:00 AM
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Posted By pdxben
I will be cold crashing the keg, 3 weeks seems a...

I will be cold crashing the keg, 3 weeks seems a bit too long, or maybe I am just too anxious to drink it?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By pdxben
Steam beer - How long before kegging?

I just did my first all-grain Steam beer, Fermentation has been slowing down on day three now. I plan on doing a secondary fermentation, probably in the next couple of days. I was wondering how...
Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By pdxben
Thanks for the re-assurance! I guess I should...

Thanks for the re-assurance! I guess I should follow the motto of 'Just relax, have a homebrew...'

So how do you separate the coagulation from the yeast once everything is settled? Do you just...
Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By pdxben
Is something wrong?

I just used Whirlfloc for the first time, and it is still active since I started the fermentation. It has been about three days, fermentation is still active, but slowing down, and I still have the...
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