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  1. socalamcor

    pom wine dilution and dextrose additions

    ok found another recipe to compare it to, seems like with the ratio he gave me it should be perfectly fine and will actualy come out a little tart, ill be modifying it a bit. so my main concern is going to be the amount of dextrose needed. not much sugar in the pom and if it helps ill be...
  2. socalamcor

    Plum Wine

    if you add sugar in secondary it will just start fermenting again. id say wait til its done then stabalize and backsweeten or use a non-fermentable sweetener
  3. socalamcor

    pom wine dilution and dextrose additions

    oh yes most definatley going with a wine yeast. fleischmans is too unpredictable. the yeast ill figure later though. lol ya a bit more expensive which is why im actualy asking questions on this one. dont want to ruin 80$ of pom
  4. socalamcor

    pom wine dilution and dextrose additions

    Hate to bug you guys with something i am sure is simple but i am going brain dead at the moment. i am currently scaling down one of my grandfathers recipes for a pomegranate wine. 12 lbs sugar ( i think he used cane sugar i want to use dextrose) 3gal pom juice 7gal water he boiled pom...
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    Medieval Burnt Mead!

    Viking which yeast did you use
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    Drinking beer while lifting weights...

    nothing better to help replenish those extra calories you are losing while working out
  7. socalamcor

    Rose mead?

    It will depend on the yeast you are using as well as temp and how much nutrient you started with.
  8. socalamcor

    Medieval Burnt Mead!

    Fermentation seems to have started far quicker on this one than my other meads. Airlock activity in less than three hours, this morning it seems to be goin pretty steady
  9. socalamcor

    Medieval Burnt Mead!

    Has anyone givin a try at burning the honey all the way down?
  10. socalamcor

    What happens if you rack JAOM...

    I allowed mine to sit for several months before even touching it. After the initial burst of fermentation i continued to have a slow fermentation, more than just offgassing. If you had bottled it early you may have ended up with a bottle bomb or two. The meads I have done have all had long...
  11. socalamcor

    Medieval Burnt Mead!

    ok i didnt stick entirely to the recipe but i have something goin. i boiled down the honey until i started getting the white smoke very regularly. at this time the honey was a wonderful dark brown a bit between the colors of caramel and brown sugar. after adding in the water it looks almost...
  12. socalamcor

    Best Advice You've Ever Received

    It takes many nails to build a crib but only one screw to fill it. If it smells like fish do what you wish, if it smells like cologne leave it alone.
  13. socalamcor

    reverse airflow in airlock

    co2 cannister kept at room temp in same room the empty and filled carboy were held in. and no still using the heater at night to warm things up a bit. co2 would naturaly cool a bit even when let slowly out of the container. would warming co2 cause this?
  14. socalamcor

    reverse airflow in airlock

    not worried about the liquid getting pulled in as it is only everclear. just dont like the air getting sucked in. think another shot of co2 would be benificial?
  15. socalamcor

    reverse airflow in airlock

    using one of the "s" airlocks. usualy dont use the three piece. also both carboys came from same room same temp. anyone know how much of a temp difference is needed to cause this or should i take that question to tech thread.
  16. socalamcor

    reverse airflow in airlock

    I just got done racking my peach melo/meth again and added in a bit of co2 to make up for the bit left in the other carboy after racking over. right now the everclear i use in the airlock keeps getting sucked into the wrong side and air is being sucked into the carboy. why does it do this, can...
  17. socalamcor

    Any plumbers on this forum?

    youve got to figure the plumber has more than just material and labor to worry about. there is a lot of fixed overhead to deal with just to drive out to a job. the estimate does seem fair but without more info (pics would help) its hard to say. you must also remembre you arent just paying for...
  18. socalamcor

    fridge repair?

    at least you hit yours doing something productive i hit my coolant line by chipping out ice ><
  19. socalamcor

    the confession thread

    speaking of sis n laws four of my five sister inlaws have tried to get me in bed
  20. socalamcor

    the confession thread

    when i run out of gentleman jack or bookers i turn to canadian whisky