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    Words of wisdom for a wedding

    Hey all! So my fiancé and I are going to tie the knot on the 25th. For attendants gifts we are going to give a bottle of our wild choke cherry wine we made two years ago. I was wondering if any of you guys had any words of wisdom we could put on the back. Something like "a marriage is like a...
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    Wild chokecherry wine

    That is the exact same one we have in town....I thought you ment five of those. Perhaps my us-metric conversions arent good enough. How would you use this in your version?
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    Wild chokecherry wine

    I am all set to make this wine, I have 50lbs of cherries in the freezer all I have to do now is juice them. I have been searching for the red grape concentrate but I cant seem to find it anywhere localy. I could order it but I am not keen on waiting. Could I use a 5 gal wine kit? I was thinking...
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    Grain Buy near Saskatoon SK CA

    Just check the prices.....Sometimes they are a little high.
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    Ultra dry porter

    Hey all I brewed my first all grain batch on my new HERMS rig I used the wurzels coconut porter recipe. The brew day went pear shaped when I had a problem with the false bottom I used, It collapsed and I was unable to reticulate wort. This made bumping up the temperature very difficult. All...
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    Oxygen Tank Lifetime

    In the long run it may be cheaper to get a "B" bottle from a welding shop. They can be re filled and hold about 20 cubic feet of gas. Sometimes you can buy them but most lease them. You need a welding regulator but often times you can buy them used for about $30...
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    WOMEN, I clean it yesterday

    All the time! I usualy reply, "yes and now I am making a mess, you cant expect me to stop my hobbies just because you cleaned." Seriously why bother cleaning when I am just going to mess it up again.
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    Support your local homebrew shop?

    Ouch! That sounds like they are getting into the "things are expensive because we don’t sell much" circle. I really like the coffee idea. Lextasy, I know I was stupid for not checking out prices before I went in and I regret it now. I really didn’t want to be "that guy". Plus I had just...
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    Support your local homebrew shop?

    Like I said in my previous posts the only reason I went thru with the transaction is because I felt obliged after sending the guy working running around the store and he was very helpful with finding other hops because they didn’t have the ones I wanted. Plus I was ignorant of what other...
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    Support your local homebrew shop?

    Update, here is their reply: Thank you for your email. We would like to offer a reply to you – The grains kept in 25Kg sacks on the floor are a result of several of our clients purchasing those grains in bulk. Turn over for the sacks is usually within a month of them being...
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    Support your local homebrew shop?

    Wow just looking at Grape and Grain's web site and that looks promising. I would realy apprecate the "free" shipping (I am sure a 6 pack of homebrew would be the least I could do) but all 5 of my fermenters are full at the moment and I dont want to over produce. I like how they make mention of...
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    Support your local homebrew shop?

    Here is the letter I composed that I plan to send. Any thoughts or comments? To whom it may concern; I visited your store Saturday the 28th of May because I needed the ingredients to make 2 ten gallon batches of beer that weekend. I would like to complement you on your effort in having a...
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    Support your local homebrew shop?

    Thanks for the support everyone, I never thought about the yeast being a big deal till you all mentioned how it might be. I will not be buying yeast or anything from them ever again. I will be sure to check out the local home brew club, it would seem that they are done till the fall now though...
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    Support your local homebrew shop?

    Paul you are right, there is no store like Amazon for home brew but there is no excuse for charging $8 a pound for marris otter malt when a 55lb sack from western malt distibutors in Saskatoon (less than 300km, 186 miles) is only $67! Either they need to change their suppliers or stop gouging...
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    Support your local homebrew shop?

    So I brewed my 1st batch in over two years last weekend. Since it was a spur of the moment brew session I had to buy my grains locally. Because I had moved since my last homebrew session I wasn't sure where to get my ingredients so I did a quick internet search and found the only shop in Regina...
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    Grain Buy near Saskatoon SK CA

    Thanks for the info I will be buying my grains there next time....
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    1939 GE Kegerator

    Looks great! I love those older fridges.
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    Op Overkill....AKA motorize my mill!

    Hey all! So I am back to brewing after a hiatus of nearly a year from brewing. Not to worry I had 5 corny kegs to keep me and my friends in beer for a while. It was a good thing that we had Half Pints nice and close to us so we could get good fresh beer when we needed it. The Little Scrapper...
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    Perlick friction

    Hey all! My new Perlick faucets arrived yesterday from Austin Homebrew and am I excited! I installed them right away but noticed a issue. The friction is so low on these faucets that I am afraid that they may get bumped on resulting in a beer flood all over the floor. I have read the manual...
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    Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Ginger Ale

    Wow thanks for this one! I just pitched the yeast and had to add my comments. I followed the recipie to the letter except for the hops. I couldent get Cascade localy so I whent with crystal. I tried a little bit from the sample jar before letting the yeast at it and all I can say is wow! The...