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Posted in thread: My first Pee not fermenting on 01-31-2011 at 08:20 AM
Should have updated but other things have had me tied up for the last week or so. Thanks to all
that replied - Always good to ask the experts. It must have been a temp issue in the room I use
Posted in thread: My first Pee not fermenting on 01-18-2011 at 01:52 PM
Hey Bluerdg a couple of things. What is the temp because SP can be a little harder to get
started it might just be that, even though the one next to it kicked right off. Temp is a bit
lower than I'd l...
Posted in thread: My first Pee not fermenting on 01-18-2011 at 11:30 AM
I followed Lon's recipe, but I didn't have a slurry so I made a starter from a recipe I found
online. The starter set for 3 days and I thought it was mor e than adequate but apparently not.
After 2 da...
Posted in thread: Quickest way to extract Juice from fruits on 12-09-2010 at 03:24 PM
I've used a Hamilton Beach Juicer. Bought it for my wife a year or so ago from Wal-Mart. This
thing has a motor that won't quit and will extract juice from anything. Try mashing a carrot or
a bag of k...
Posted in thread: A&W Glass half gallon jug (dark glass Carboy) on 12-09-2010 at 03:10 PM
1/2 gallon bottle is not enough to do anything.Have to agree - I picked up 2 gallon carboys to
"play" with and now that I've got 2 gal. of Blackberry almost ready to bottle, I'm kicking
myself for not...
Posted in thread: Which beer bottles work best? on 12-09-2010 at 03:02 PM
I've seen that Modelo is a good clear bottle. I don't drink much of that but have been saving
Longneck Corona Bottles for about 2 months. My local supplier doesn't have twist-ons but plenty
of the rim...
Posted in thread: Newbie needs help. on 12-03-2010 at 09:27 AM
I did a strawberry wine that was extremely gassy - it seemed like it degassed forever.I read a
post that said completely degassing a wine usually resulted in a flat tasting wine. My previous
Posted in thread: Newbie needs help. on 12-03-2010 at 09:07 AM
The recipe I have said to rack for clearing when SG reached 1.000 so maybe I mis-spoke when I
said I was stopping it at .994 (with my limited knowledge that's what I thought I was doing
when I started...
Posted in thread: Newbie needs help. on 12-03-2010 at 08:49 AM
Did you degas it good? At .994 it really was ready as most wines dont go really much lower.
Like said above just take a few sg readings over te next days to make sure its stable.I thought
I did, I had...
Posted in thread: Newbie needs help. on 12-02-2010 at 06:01 PM
Learning more everyday. The SG when I tried to stop it was 0.996, SG today was 1.004. I'll
check again tomorrow and see if it's dropping. It seems to be clearing so maybe it's degassing
like you all h...