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Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-24-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Pogo
GF - Thanks, and thanks also for the tip about a...

GF - Thanks, and thanks also for the tip about a cherry pittier, you are a wise man!

david42 - These cherry trees are the first I have ever seen outside of a magazine or TV. I can't believe that...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-23-2009, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By Pogo
Plums and cherries are ripe in N. Alabama

Everyone needs to start asking around...if you haven't already...to see who may have fruit available in your area!

I went to help a friend clear a wind damaged tree from his mothers property, a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,768
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Posted By Pogo
Let the bottled beers carb for three weeks at 70...

Let the bottled beers carb for three weeks at 70 degrees F...then chill.

The refridgerator can slow, or even stop, the carbonation process, depending on the strain of yeast involved.

Pogo
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-21-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By Pogo
He is right! There is, usually, more than...

He is right!

There is, usually, more than one right way to do something.

The natural yeasts, from the skins of the grapes, are in the juice.

Simply leave the juice alone, at room...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By Pogo
Ummm...any idea what the OG of the juices,...

Ummm...any idea what the OG of the juices, GF+apricot, were before adding the sugar?

Any idea what the SG of the concoction is now?

Two pounds of sugar added to a one gallon batch is probably...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-11-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pogo
Are you taking weekly gravity readings, and then...

Are you taking weekly gravity readings, and then drinking them, as a batch ferments/conditions?

Pogo
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-10-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,132
Posted By Pogo
If you are making wine from juice you are free to...

If you are making wine from juice you are free to use buckets and/or carboys as primaries and/or secondaries. And, usually, your primary will also serve as your secondary, without the need to rack...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-10-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,456
Posted By Pogo
Somewhere on this forum is the explanation that...

Somewhere on this forum is the explanation that Becks, Heiniken, and ALL green bottles, or maybe it's ALL green European import bottles, require a cap that is larger than standard US caps.

I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,122
Posted By Pogo
Fortunately...for YOU...you must live in a state,...

Fortunately...for YOU...you must live in a state, and only travel through states, where Homebrewing is legal!

After a close call a few months ago, I've begun leaving the painted and plastic labels...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-06-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Pogo
Yes! Until Gabriel blows his horn! No...

Yes!

Until Gabriel blows his horn!

No difference!

Pogo
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Pogo
I use them to attach blow-off tubes when...

I use them to attach blow-off tubes when fermenting beer.

Insert one end of a length of plastic tubing (of the proper OD to render a snug fit) into the side port, and run the other end into a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,768
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Posted By Pogo
Thanks guys, for the input! Yeah, I bought a...

Thanks guys, for the input!

Yeah, I bought a case of Mexican Coca-Cola's last week from a vendor at a farmers market.

King-size, 12-ounce, glass 'pry-top' bottles, sweetened with REAL sugar!
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-04-2009, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Pogo
Hmmm... So, adding dextrose to a recipe is...

Hmmm...

So, adding dextrose to a recipe is really just the same thing as adding corn syrup?

Corn syrup, the commodity found in Boone's Farm, Ripple, NightTrain, etc.

Corn syrup, one reason...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-04-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Pogo
WOW!!!! :ban: :rockin: Pogo

WOW!!!! :ban: :rockin:

Pogo
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-01-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Pogo
Hmmm... Since it takes 5 ounces to cabonate...

Hmmm...

Since it takes 5 ounces to cabonate a 5-gallon batch, and your intent was to use 3 ounces to carb your "barrel", then it appears to me that you don't have much of a barrel.

If your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-28-2009, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Pogo
I don't have a Mr. Beer kit, and my 3-gallon...

I don't have a Mr. Beer kit, and my 3-gallon carboy has Apfelwein in it, or I would try a Mr. Beer sized batch using a Premier Malt Extract kit (without the sugar booster) from the grocery store @...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,495
Posted By Pogo
I begin my starter about a week before I make and...

I begin my starter about a week before I make and fill my primary with it's batch.

1)Begin the starter by pitching the yeast into a room temp 65*-75* F pint/quart of sugared water. Every other...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-28-2009, 04:27 AM
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Views: 876,815
Posted By Pogo
doublehelix68 - You posted... I...

doublehelix68 -

You posted...



I wouldn't use the whole peels of citrus fruit. Try zesting the peels instead. I'm thinking that the white pithy part is bitter.

Pogo
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-27-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,970
Posted By Pogo
Hmm...I've quit boosting my Apfelwein with sugar,...

Hmm...I've quit boosting my Apfelwein with sugar, it tastes much better to me this way...and I'm intending to minimize boosting SG's in the future.

I've come to view any recipe, even Jack...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-27-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,029
Posted By Pogo
Two cups of sugar is approximately one pound. ...

Two cups of sugar is approximately one pound.

Which seems a little excessive to me, but it will work.

Since you say that you don't want sweet, believe me, you will be very happy, sweet it...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-27-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Pogo
Hey, good work! If it keeps on chugging,...

Hey, good work!

If it keeps on chugging, just ignore my post!

Pogo
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-27-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,970
Posted By Pogo
Thanks to the opening post of this thread, I...

Thanks to the opening post of this thread, I began asking around at the coffee shop this afternoon.

Eureka! An acquaintance has a large, 25 feet tall, mulberry tree in his back yard...the type...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-26-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Pogo
I'd advise pitching one forth of the starter...

I'd advise pitching one forth of the starter every other day, with nutrient, until it's gone, then see where you are at.

Also, I'd probably start another jug of starter now, just as a backup, in...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-26-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,762
Posted By Pogo
Hmmm...cider with head retention...or even with a...

Hmmm...cider with head retention...or even with a head!

Doesn't seem too appealing.

But, I guess taste can make just about anything tolerable.

Pogo
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-26-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,970
Posted By Pogo
Do you mean that they are already ripe this early...

Do you mean that they are already ripe this early in the year?

Pogo
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