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  • sociologist interested in health and illness and adult education
  • candle-making, wine-making,
  • College Instructor
  • Saratoga Springs, NY


  • Posted in thread: Honey wine (or honey mead) recipe? on 08-17-2017 at 04:53 PM
    Hi LukeM - Potassium Metabisulfite is used to sanitize your equipment and at less strong
    concentrations it is used to kill wild yeasts and inhibit oxidation. Many mead makers don't add
    K-meta (that's ...

  • Posted in thread: Whats Legal Limit? on 08-17-2017 at 04:34 PM
    I imagine that a court would have to prove that you broke the law. You are - technically - not
    required to prove your innocence. You are presumed innocent. Isn't that what we still say? In
    other words...

  • Posted in thread: Making wine in an old world style on 08-17-2017 at 06:13 AM
    With respect to the difference in Campden tablets and potassium metabisulfite crystals, the
    practical difference is that the tablets are very accurately measured for 1 tablet per gallon.
    This makes it...

  • Posted in thread: Newcomer in Scotland on 08-09-2017 at 11:28 AM
    No I was born in Glasgow, been living in the USA about 30 years and became a citizen about 5
    years ago.

  • Posted in thread: Newcomer in Scotland on 08-08-2017 at 05:50 PM

  • Posted in thread: Newcomer in Scotland on 08-07-2017 at 07:03 PM
    Hi FlatVintner, Welcome. Scotland is a big and beautiful country. Well, OK, not so large but
    very beautiful. I grew up in Scotland - Born in Glasgow and did post graduate work at Aberdeen.
    Where are y...

  • Posted in thread: Slurry Q on 08-07-2017 at 01:22 PM
    Short answer is , Yes... but whether this starter will be all ready to go will really depend on
    the stresses you subjected the yeast to with the blueberry lime. In other words, if the
    starting gravity...

  • Posted in thread: Does anyone use wild yeasts to make mead? on 08-07-2017 at 10:48 AM
    Just checked the gravity of the batch of Brazilian honey must with my refractometer. On 7/23
    the must had a gravity of 1.032; 7/31 the gravity had dropped to 1.025 and this afternoon (8/7)
    the gravity...

  • Posted in thread: Cinnamon tea wine on 08-07-2017 at 07:00 AM
    How does it taste? That's the most important thing. The other thing is that you could expect
    wine made from tea (and indeed, just about from anything) will , if given enough time, clear
    bright. The te...

  • Posted in thread: Vomit-like acidic taste...butyric acid? on 08-02-2017 at 11:50 AM
    Hi Landwaster, I am responding with my ignorance flying high: I would have thought that the
    bacteria responsible for the production of butyric acid would not have survived in a solution
    with pH levels...

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