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  1. Elmo Peach

    Hop Help Hurry

    We went on vacation and when I returned my hop bines look bad. The leaves are brown some have holes in them. Two of the bines are from last year I planted 4 but only 2 survied the winter. I found a wild hop plant at my archery club and took some of the root home. I planted this away from the...
  2. Elmo Peach

    SG seems to come out always1.069

    I have been brewing with all grain for some time now. My last 3 brews have all come out the same sg. 1.069 I went on Brewfather and entered in the ingredients and Brewfather gave me a est/. SG of 1.055. I would like to brew a lighter abv but am unsure of how to gauge the abv. I know "add...
  3. Elmo Peach

    Priming in a corny keg?

    I would like to try and carbonate my beer in the keg but don't know what to do. I read somewhere to halve the priming sugar. and wait 2 weeks. any help would be great.
  4. Elmo Peach

    What next? First it was the viking brew with hot rocks,then Midas touched..

    In keeping with things I have not yet tried like the time I brewed beer with hot rocks, made the honey, grape and barley drink Midas Touch, made mead and of course the pine tree soda (very good) I am now going to make sake for the first time. I have been a martial artist for many years and we...
  5. Elmo Peach

    12 hour brew day from hell!!

    I have heard about stuck mash, read about it, even watched a Youtube video about it. Now I have lived it. OMG! I bought a grain mill (Cereal Killer 2 rollers) I set it up with a chargecard and ground 12 pound of grain. I got my Brewzilla out, heated the water snd mashed in. Ah, all was...
  6. Elmo Peach

    Concoctions # 52 The Sad End

    ;) Concoction #52 was a mix of left over wort from an Irish Red ale, Some DME, and the jucie of apples found by the side of the road. (note* not "Road Apples") I kegged it and had a bout 3 gallons in the keggerator. My son in law is from Belgium he tasted it , loved it, drank it all. What a...
  7. Elmo Peach

    Still Getting Use TO Ferminting Under Pressure

    My son in law who came over from Belgium helped me make anothr Scrap Ale. We took what ever malt that had not been used thios year and brewed another Scrap Ale. We did this the last time the kids came over from Europe. B&S (Bill And Sam )Scrap Ale. This year it's B&S Boxing Day Scrap Ale...
  8. Elmo Peach

    I tried my "Midas Touch" type beer today

    I opened one of my 7 bottles of the Midas Toudhish concoction today. It was very good. I made this brew with White Condord gapes, local honey and DME. I added to it hops grown in my back yard, yarrow from my hunt camp, saffron ( a gift from my daughter in Spain) and some Saaz hops. I only...
  9. Elmo Peach

    This Years Wild Turkey

    I took this years wild turkey, a big Long Beard and made some turkey sausage of of him. He was an older bird so I thought why not try sausage. I used sage,thyme and garlic as well as salt and pepper. Taste great. Now to fire up the smoker
  10. Elmo Peach

    3rd batch of mead

    First one was 25 years ago, then I made one with the honey from the first batch ie: 25 year old honey, in 2016. This one tastes like Sherry I guess it is from the aged honey very nice now my third batch made with local honey from the Meadery near by. Drudids Choice 2021.
  11. Elmo Peach

    Canada Ex Pat

    I live in Ontario. Married a Canuk so here I am greet place to live. Moved from Hastings Mi to Toronto area. I can get back home in 7 hrs to see family/ Best of both worlds.
  12. Elmo Peach

    Bottled the second batch of mead

    Bottled the second batch of mead back sweeten 3 gallons of mead with 2 Table Spoons of honey what a big difference a little honey made to the taste. Now to wait.
  13. Elmo Peach

    Midas Touch kind of Concoction

    I bottled the above yesterday and had a cup left over tried it it taste very good. Grape and honey come through delicately. I will try this again. ps My wife and strongest ctitic gave it the thumbs up
  14. Elmo Peach

    WOW! I did not see this coming. New to Fermzilla fermentor

    I made an Irish Red Ale yesterday and used my Fermzilla for the thrid time. I put a Blowtie Spumdiong valve on it but did not set the pressure. This morning I got up and before making my Tea I went tothe Fermzilla and released the pressure. I used Kviek Yeast , also for the third time. to...
  15. Elmo Peach

    Concoctions # 52

    I had an abundance of apples so I made cider then I started hearing about Graf I am brewing an Irish Red Ale (With Vienna Malt as I have no Munich) so I used some of the wort that was still in the mash tub(Brewzilla) about 3 liters/quarts I have 1 and a half gallons of apple juice ,I added a...
  16. Elmo Peach

    No Munich Malt

    I have no Munich Malt as called for in the reciepe so I subbed Vienna Malt I have 55 lbs of Vienna Malt that I got at a bargin price of 35CND thats proably $4.95 US. I have no idea what the differnce is in the two malts but it is waht I had. Anyone know what the differnce would be?
  17. Elmo Peach

    Not being one to forgo a bargian I bought 50 lbs of liquid malt it is from chile

    Now what? Can I freeze the LME ? I also bought a 55 pound bag of Veinna Malt whole grain. The price for both was $60 tax in.
  18. Elmo Peach

    I an new to putting beer in keg.

    I have put a Belgium dubbel in my keg, about 4 gallons in a 5 gal. Corny keg, beer is seeping out of the ball lock I transfered under pressure (a new go at this as well}. Do I open the keg, or transfer to another keg or leave it alone? Very unsure about the kegging thing.
  19. Elmo Peach

    Midas Touch inspired (I did NOT! brew this with hot rocks.)

    I racked the Midas Touch kind of Concoction. It has Condord white grape, buckwheat honey, wild flour honey and DME brew today so of course I tasted it. I have only a gallon of it this time will try this again. I no idea what it would taste like It is surprisingly good. It has a unquie taste...
  20. Elmo Peach

    Malt House closes in Erin Ontario.

    I came across a malthouse Ontario Malting Group Co.. Turns out they are selling out all thier stock. I bought the amber LME 55 pounds for $75 CND. and Vienna malted grain in 55lb. sacks for $35 CND. Pick up only. Most base malts were gone.