Last Activity:06-23-2013 8:26 PM
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Posted in thread: Label idea on 06-28-2013 at 09:33 AM
I'd add "Rinse and return". If they don't rinse it first, you'll be getting a bunch of moldy
bottles back that are more trouble than they're worth.
Posted in thread: Is hulling strawberrys really needed on 06-28-2013 at 09:30 AM
Not only should you hull them, you should pick off all the little seeds. Just kidding, but on a
serious note, if you make a strawberry wine, don't leave the fruit in the batch too long or the
Posted in thread: Mulberry Wine on 06-23-2013 at 08:25 PM
I've made it a couple of times. A really good wine. LOTS of color... almost like India ink with
a purple tinge. Since the berries aren't as flavorful as other fruits, I find that a high fruit
Posted in thread: Transfering to secondary on 02-27-2013 at 07:43 PM
So my wife may go into labor any minute and the wine in my primary is at 1.04. Usually I wait
until it is at 1.00? Is this too soon to transfer? I just don't want to wait and not be able to
get to it....
Posted in thread: Start Skeeter Pee in... on 02-15-2013 at 12:41 PM
Starting your batch in a glass carboy could be problematic in some cases. If you happen to get
a particularly strong ferment, you'd have foam pushing out that carboy making a mess. It's not
Posted in thread: What exactly are Camden tablets for? on 02-15-2013 at 12:38 PM
Campden tablets are great for making small batches. The problem with K-meta in powdered form is
that a 5 gallon recipe may call for 1/4 tsp of k-meta. If you're converting the recipe to 1
Posted in thread: Smells like feet on 02-12-2013 at 10:40 PM
The smell of feet could be caused by the bacteria brevibacteria. Not sure if it can survive in
an alcohol environment. In a study I read, it was one of the bacteria found on grapes collected
for the s...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of Lon D's Skeeter Pee have been made? on 02-12-2013 at 10:18 PM
Had to dig through some notes, but I think I have it all.713+164=877
Posted in thread: Degassing - one more question on 01-23-2013 at 09:40 AM
I wouldn't think that punching down during primary would have much effect on gas, unless the
action were to release compounds into the liquid that would make it more likely to hold
gas.Here's how I un...
Posted in thread: Skeeter Pee Bottling and Drinking on 01-23-2013 at 09:26 AM
I generally go with beer bottles. Reason: handy single serve, fit nicely in coolers, no glasses
needed, can wrap the bottle in a coozie to keep it cold, caps are cheaper than corks, I carry
an opener ...