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Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-29-2010, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Twabe
All of the above is good advice. If you are...

All of the above is good advice. If you are picking more than ~50 lbs, I would rent a crusher-destemmer to remove the stems and pop the grapes. I've never rinsed the grapes before pressing, not...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-16-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By Twabe
I just finished building an 8'x12' cellar under...

I just finished building an 8'x12' cellar under my house in the crawl space, on the north side of the house. Entry is made through the closet floor. Unfortunately, it is only 2' tall, but It is all...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-20-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,014
Posted By Twabe
Bokonon, thank you for the heads up. I was going...

Bokonon, thank you for the heads up. I was going to order them at Ice Harbor last year, but was a little late & missed the order. Looks like their prices are really good. Hopefully I'll get enough...
Forum: Hops Growing 02-17-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,014
Posted By Twabe
I ordered mine from Fresh Hops last year. ...

I ordered mine from Fresh Hops last year. <http://www.freshops.com> Very satisfied with their service. (See order below). I live in Eastern Wa, which is hop growing country.

For my first...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-20-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Twabe
Regarding ladybugs & aphids

This is my first go at it and I have a billion aphids, and many ladybugs and ladybug larvae doing their best, but alas, I don't think that they make any difference. Curiously, the yellowjackets...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-13-2007, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By Twabe
I would think your pot adequate for 5-6 gallon AG...

I would think your pot adequate for 5-6 gallon AG batches. I use my 38 1/2 quart pot for 7.25 gallons to ferment and 6.75 gallon bottled. I fill it up to within an inch or two, and even have added...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-19-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Twabe
Sorry for the late post, but I have always had...

Sorry for the late post, but I have always had good luck dissolving Muntons Extra Light Unhopped Spray Malt Extract at a ration of 1/4 cup per gallon of beer, heating it in 2 cups of water to about...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,232
Posted By Twabe
I couldn't be happier with my Camp Chef 60,000...

I couldn't be happier with my Camp Chef 60,000 BTU jobby. It is perfect for my 9 gal ss pot.

TCW
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Twabe
I have a 36.5 qt pot & fill it about 1.5-2 inches...

I have a 36.5 qt pot & fill it about 1.5-2 inches below the rim. It is a bit tight, but I just tend it like a mother hen when it starts to boil. Occasionally some will burp over the top, but I put...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-23-2006, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Twabe
I'm very happy with the assembled mill that I got...

I'm very happy with the assembled mill that I got from http://www.crankandstein.com/.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Twabe
It probably isn't sanitation, as I now inspect...

It probably isn't sanitation, as I now inspect all bottles before double sanitizing (a good practice, as you run into an occasional jelly fish).

I like your capping theory, as my shoulder has been...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-03-2006, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Twabe
From the Honor Roll to the Toilet Bowl-Carbonation Probs

Chipes!

Anybody ever have problems with 50% of your AG bottles carbonating, even after waiting a 3 week period after bottling?.

I use 1/4 cup DME/Gallon to prime, 7 gallons/batch, and haven't...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-30-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Twabe
I usually secondary for 7-10 days and then use...

I usually secondary for 7-10 days and then use 1/4 cup of DME per gallon(dry unhopped spray malt) dissolved in 2 cups water heated to near boil, then cooled & stirred into the bottling bucket. The...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Twabe
Most of my AG ferments have been about 3 days,...

Most of my AG ferments have been about 3 days, same as extract. But my latest one took over a day to start, but burped for 9 days. I used White Labs California Ale yeast (WLP001), from a previous...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-12-2006, 02:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Twabe
Thanks for the tips on crimping the outflow, I'll...

Thanks for the tips on crimping the outflow, I'll try that next brew day.

-t-
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-03-2006, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By Twabe
J-K, Yes, the ss pot was a KA-chinger! But worth...

J-K, Yes, the ss pot was a KA-chinger! But worth it.

The UPS tracking tag says my Crankenstein grain mill will be on my door when I get home from work on Thursday. Now I can "save" even more...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2006, 04:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By Twabe
Desert brew made a great point. You can stumble...

Desert brew made a great point. You can stumble through it and still make beer. The big difference with me was the time it takes, 6-7 hours, and it always seems like I'm running into a deadline of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-26-2006, 03:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Twabe
Actually, on this batch I put 2 oz of the Norther...

Actually, on this batch I put 2 oz of the Norther Brewer in the liquor cooler (if this is the right term), pre-boil. A brewer from a local microbrewery suggested this.

I was wondering too, is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-25-2006, 04:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Twabe
Thank you all for the tips. Lost, I think...

Thank you all for the tips.

Lost, I think you are exactly right on the efficiency of the sparging process. My output drains from the cooler quite quickly, garden hose like, even after recycling...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2006, 04:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Twabe
I really appreciate the welcome. I have a lot to...

I really appreciate the welcome. I have a lot to learn, and I am very impressed with all the help and geniuine warmness of the site. Thanks!

-t-
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2006, 03:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Twabe
Richbrewer, thank you for the advice. I was...

Richbrewer, thank you for the advice. I was shooting for 7 gallons or so. In my previous 4 AG brews, all which turned out pretty good, for some reason, I had 12 lbs of two row plus a couple of lbs...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Twabe
Thank you for the kind words. There is so much...

Thank you for the kind words. There is so much info on the internet that going to AG was a natural step for me. I like to cook too, so working from scratch is my favorite way of doing things.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2006, 03:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Twabe
It is just the stainless mesh that covers the...

It is just the stainless mesh that covers the water inlet for the toilet tank. Is this what you call a bazooka tube? It is about a foot long, which is probably too long.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-23-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Twabe
Is it against the rules?

Hello all,

I am new to the forum so please forgive my newbness.

I made my 5th AG batch (& 7th total - since I started brewing in Jan '06) this afternoon(eve), and was wondering:

Is it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2006, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Twabe
Hmmm, I just whipped up a 65% wheat with 20.6...

Hmmm, I just whipped up a 65% wheat with 20.6 IBU's of Saaz & Tettnanger. At least I heard lawn mowers last weekend while I was brewing........
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