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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing/Wine Making Thread #8 July 20, 2012
Free Republic | 7-20-2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 07/20/2012 5:15:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232

Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!

Happiness is a bubbling airlock!

 

BEER


Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. Nothing brewed at the Red Devil Brew house this week. Just enjoying a few home brews.

Tip: If you have ever been disappointed with your homebrews not developing a nice long lasting head or they seem to be over carbonated and really heady when you pour a glass of your homebrew you might want to try cleaning your glass or mug. Use a mixture of equal parts of Baking Soda and salt then add a little water to make a paste. Use this paste to scrub the inside and while at it the outside of your glass. Rinse well and let dry before using. You might be surprised at the results next time you pour a glass of your homebrew.

I hope all of you and your Brews and Wines are doing well. Stop by and share what you are brewing or let us know what your favorite brew, wine or spirit is.


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: beer; homebrewing; oenology; weekly; wine; zymurgy
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1 posted on 07/20/2012 5:15:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: Red_Devil 232; All

Add me to the HomeBrew ping list


2 posted on 07/20/2012 5:16:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

List Ping


3 posted on 07/20/2012 5:16:43 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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You are added.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 5:21:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Winemaker for 10 years....I’ll join.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 5:25:17 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Victor

Added


6 posted on 07/20/2012 5:31:48 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
For the weekend!


7 posted on 07/20/2012 5:32:19 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
We spent part of our afternoon catching up on some racking... Racking Raspberry, Blueberry & Strawberry - all seem to be coming along fine.
8 posted on 07/20/2012 5:35:03 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I won’t be brewing, Red, but some of your information is good. Pleas put me on your brewing list. Thanx.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 5:37:20 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: tillacum

Added. Glad to have you stop by now and then.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please add me too. I’ve been aiming to try homebrewing beer and ale, can you recommend a starter kit?


11 posted on 07/20/2012 5:48:59 PM PDT by bigbob
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Looking Good! I would love a taste of that Blueberry. Fresh or frozen fruit?


12 posted on 07/20/2012 5:49:32 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

please add me too.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: bigbob

You are added. Try looking at the MoreBeer web site for their starter kits. They ship for free and some of the kits can be heavy.

http://morebeer.com/search/102142/beerwinecoffee/coffeewinebeer/Personal_Home_Brewery_Equipment_Kits


14 posted on 07/20/2012 5:54:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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Frozen. We were told that freezing helps to break down the cellular wall, so juice flows more freely. And it makes it easier when we’re picking fruit over time. We have a great big blackberry bramble on the edge of our property. I start picking mid to late August & get about 5 lbs every two days. They all go into the freezer, & when we have 40 lbs or so, we start a batch.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 5:56:35 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: wafflehouse

You are added.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 5:58:24 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please add me to the ping list too.

I brew infrequently (I really despise bottling).

Thanks!


17 posted on 07/20/2012 6:11:44 PM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: Twotone

Yep freezing the fruit does help. Did the same thing with cranberries in my cranberry Mead. It is nice you can pick blueberries fresh off your own (bush/tree?).


18 posted on 07/20/2012 6:11:50 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bluetick

Added. Yep, bottling is not fun. But the results a few weeks later is!


19 posted on 07/20/2012 6:13:59 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Add me to your ping list, too!

I brewed beer with Munich yeast and it turned out pretty good!
Now that was long ago! I’m ready to try it again!


20 posted on 07/20/2012 6:16:13 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (We have met the enemy and they is us! After all, who voted Obama in?)
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