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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #17
Free Republic | 10-13-2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 10/13/2012 4:04:06 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232

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

Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew

 

BEER


Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I missed posting the thread yesterday at Beer Thirty. Things just happen. So while we are watching some good College Football lets talk Beer and Wine making. I started my third gallon of of hard Apple cider today. I used some amber Agave Nectar as an added sugar to bump the O.G. This stuff seems to be much sweeter than honey and very tasty! So I thought about posting a link to a Web Page that discusses the use of different sugars used in brewing and priming. Some good info here.

Alternative Brewing Sugars


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: beer; homebrewing; weekly; wine
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1 posted on 10/13/2012 4:04:18 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Ping to the list!


2 posted on 10/13/2012 4:05:55 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

Apples are in, cider presses running at full speed, I gotta get off my rear and get ready to do a batch...

Only have two bottles left from my last run.

LUV that stuff!


3 posted on 10/13/2012 4:11:38 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Red_Devil 232; logitech

Thanks for the sugar link, RD!

ROLL TIDE!


4 posted on 10/13/2012 4:18:47 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

We finally got a couple of batches of (don’t laugh) Mr. Beer recipes fermenting. One’s a strong stout, and one’s a hoppy pilsner. They’ll be ready by Thanksgiving.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 4:25:27 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Go State!


6 posted on 10/13/2012 4:28:08 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: WXRGina

No laughing here - brew on! Any way you can!


7 posted on 10/13/2012 4:29:47 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

Which State?


8 posted on 10/13/2012 4:30:09 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please add me to your list.

Today I packed away all my wine brewing stuff. This year I couldn’t gather enough fruit of any sort to make any wine. Although I have been eyeing the green tomatoes and wondered if I should try to make wine out of them as an experiment, or just fry them.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 4:30:38 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Red_Devil 232
No laughing here - brew on! Any way you can!

We're glad to have the help of the kit, but we know it must get so much better when you do it all yourself (as much as we all can, anyway). It's the best kind of fun science!

10 posted on 10/13/2012 4:33:09 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

You have been added.

As for those green ‘maters dredge then in some corn meal and fry them up! Wish I had some green ‘maters to fry up. Bad growing season for me.


11 posted on 10/13/2012 4:34:49 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: WXRGina

Be careful if you use lactose. While it is excellent in stouts, it is easy to have bottle gushers from infections. While yeast cannot generally digest lactose, it can get lactobacillis in it which can digest lactose and raise the bottle pressure substantially. This happened at Lancaster Brewing in PA a few years ago and they had to recall a lot of beer. I have used a wine making additive enzyme called lysozyme which is a natural enzyme in human tear ducts, sinus drainage and saliva and can kill gram positive bacteria.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 4:35:00 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Red_Devil 232

We set off a new batch of blackberry wine yesterday, & added the yeast just a little while ago. We’ve done a good job of collecting blackberries this year - 80 lbs! I was very glad to get it started, as our freezer space was all tied up.

Next we’ll set off pears - as soon as our primary fermenters are available again. And then we have our home grown grapes.

Count your blessings, beer-makers. It’ll be two years before we’ll be drinking our wine.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 4:39:43 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Hey use those green tomatoes in the making of Chow Chow, I have 20# by the kitchen door, ready to grind up and chow chow them, they really make an outstanding hot dog relish.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 4:43:22 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: WXRGina

Mississipi!


15 posted on 10/13/2012 4:44:56 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

I should’ve known that! Right-on!


16 posted on 10/13/2012 4:49:20 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Twotone

Yeah, I hate that wait! Yum Blackberry wine!


17 posted on 10/13/2012 4:54:18 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: WXRGina

Are you a Ham?


18 posted on 10/13/2012 4:55:44 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: tired&retired

We have not used lactose, only honey, brown sugar and table sugar. And the Mr. Beer kits are hard to mess up. :-)


19 posted on 10/13/2012 4:56:34 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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Are you a Ham?

Radio operator, you mean? Please excuse my ignorance! I'm thinking of the Razorbacks, but I know that's not what you mean.

20 posted on 10/13/2012 4:59:56 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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