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  1. Dustwing

    Tapioca malt?

    http://www.thegrape.net/browse.cfm/4,11933.html Spelling error aside (glutton, lol), I'm intrigued. I have no idea what this would taste like, I mean, tapioca as we get it is just a powdered cassava root right? Has anyone tried this?
  2. Dustwing

    Sorghum Syrup Comparison

    I thought the jury was still out on oats? ..in any case I'm avoiding them, though I so hope they are in fact safe. I think the FDA is working on the US standards now though so hopefully we;ll know for sure.
  3. Dustwing

    Making beer from cider?

    Wow, I take a few months off from the internet and a gluten free forum springs up on HBT? AWESOME! I'll post more on this later, but I was wondering if anyone else has tried using a cider base for GF beer. My first batch of apfelwine turned out really dry and champagne-y and I wasnt too keen...
  4. Dustwing

    Can I use regular soda bottles?

    Sarasota :) just down here a little while for college. Thanks for the advice, I put the bottle in the fridge after venting it and when I woke up it was uber rock hard again, but the yeast seems to have dropped out and gone to the bottom. Woohoo!
  5. Dustwing

    Can I use regular soda bottles?

    on this note... like KevinJ I live in florida (central), and today I decided to try out making ginger beer for the first time after I was done racking my other stuff. I used a 2 liter that I'd cleaned out, this guy's recipie plus a little molassess and more ginger and minus a little lemon juice...
  6. Dustwing

    Acerglen, stuck fermentation? layer of honey?

    oh yeah the honey has definatley diminished, but I'm pretty sure it's honey down there, I've made a few meads this year and it doesn't look like the lees of any other mead I have. The OG was around 1.150, unfortunately I don't know what it is right now as my hubby broke my hydrometer while it...
  7. Dustwing

    I just opened the first bottle of wine I've ever made

    woo! Congrats! awesome feeling isnt it? :)
  8. Dustwing

    Acerglen, stuck fermentation? layer of honey?

    I started a maple syrup mead about a month ago. Life happened and I hadnt checked it untill the other day, where I found I had about a inch/inch and a half thick layer of unfermented honey at the bottom with little to no airlock activity. It's a one gallon batch so I wasnt too worried, figured...
  9. Dustwing

    Pineafelwein

    A local place here (florida) makes pineapple wine..it's good stuff, I used it for cooking ham which I later made into a Hawaiian pizza. Good stuff. It's a little intense though.
  10. Dustwing

    How do you guys store your bottles of homebrew?

    I just use one of the bottom cabinets in my kitchen, the kind you'd normally store pots and pans in.
  11. Dustwing

    Which program is better for GF brewing?

    Hi there! I've got a wheat/gluten allergy, and so I havent attempted a beer yet...but I'd like to! So far all the commercial brands I've tried I havent liked much, and I have a feeling I'm going to need to try out a fair few grains till I find the combinations I'll like..so that said.. do...
  12. Dustwing

    New Apfelwein Label

    Hehehe is that Humandescent.com inspired?
  13. Dustwing

    First shot at labels

    Looks pretty good! Keep the color scheme but you might want to change the fonts- aside from the font Pilsner is in they're all not the quickest read. Also the bend in the ribbons doesnt seem to quite fit the text, and the Pilsner line looks like it could use a nudge to the right.
  14. Dustwing

    Feedback please, Club Business Card Designs

    Definatley the first one. One thing to keep in mind though is that right now your text is all pretty close and aside from WHALES, it's also close to the same size and in a column. Basicly it means that we dont see any one piece of text as really important, so we dont at a glance read anything...
  15. Dustwing

    doppelbock

    I'd keep the texture but your text needs to be a little clearer- mainly the drop shadow I think is confusing the letterforms. Also the label is a little washed out, I'm not sure what program you are using but in photoshop terms, I'd take a red orange color and put it over the image on, say...
  16. Dustwing

    DIY Custom Crown Caps!

    Hmm... I'm not positive laser printers would do the trick vs inkjet- I mean, inkjet ink is a powder that the printer sprays out and then sprays a fixative on buuut I'm not entirely sure that that's how a laser printer works. XP Then again, I wouldent have pegged matte medium for doing...
  17. Dustwing

    $6 organic cider, already in carboy, whole foods

    Yeah I started mine around the time of the OP, it's definatley not what I'd call clear yet, but I figure I'm just gonna let it hang out in my fridge along with a mead. Those bottles are awesome though, I've got three of them and they're like the perfect size for "Hmmm, what if..." kinda...
  18. Dustwing

    Exceptional Mead on 1st Attempt!

    that looks amazing. Bravo!
  19. Dustwing

    $6 organic cider, already in carboy, whole foods

    dunno about the metro area but there's a whole foods on South Street in the touristy area that should carry it :)
  20. Dustwing

    "Kit's Mead"-Hibiscus rose wild cherry arrowroot!

    Hm, well it's only been in the fridge like two hours, so I could pull it out. There wasnt any activity in the airlock, no bubbles or anything, and hadnt been for a few weeks or a month before I racked it, so I just assumed it was done and that the fridge was a safe place to age it XP I'm willing...
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