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  1. #151
    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    Goal is 10 gallons of apple juice pressed for a lalvin 71B-1122 fermentation today.

    Nice. Are the trees yours or do you pick from an orchard?



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  3. #152
    This set up is offered for $100.00 on craigslist here. I may go get it today. Or not. I do want a burner and a brew pot for sure though.




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  5. #153
    I have about 100 mature trees that were left wild for about 20 years before I bought the place. I have 6 years into pruning and nurturing what was close to becoming maple/wild cherry/ash forest. We have some harsh spring weather that's tough on the buds... this year about 15 trees are holding solid amounts of apple. Even at 15 trees though.... IF I could manage to harvest it all and store it and get it to press that would be well over 200 gallons of juice; goal for the season is 100 gallons.
    Last edited by presence; 10-07-2016 at 07:08 AM.

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  6. #154
    Quote Originally Posted by Feelgood View Post
    You are totally boned now, if you have been bitten by this bug. I started doing an occasional brew for $#@!s and giggles to see how it would turn out. Beer was so good, I dont even drink store bought any more. Have turned into a bit of a beer snob. Currently have about 10 cases of beer conditioning. Am about to brew a Baltic Porter. I am now looking at and considering opening a micro brewery in my area. My brews are exceptional and friends ask me for them all the time.

    While glass carboys are the norm for most, I would recommend the SS Brewbucket. Much easier to clean and use than a carboy. This is what I use whenever I do 6 gallon batches.

    http://www.ssbrewtech.com/products/brewbucket

    Need advice, let me know. My favs thus far is called Voodoo that You Do. It is classified as a barleywine, clocks in at 8.7% ABV. One and your good, two and youre done. Have a delicious batch of a Bavarian Weissbeir for Octoberfest. Also have a Pumpkin Lager which should be ready just in time for Halloween.

    Currently soaking some oak chips in bourbon to recreate a Lock Stock n Barrel Imperial Aged Stout. Will take a minimum 6 months to age before ready to drink.

    Have an Angry Bovine Chocolate Milk Stout conditioning. Ready in 30 more days.
    Thanks for the offer, I will undoubtedly have many questions in the near future.

    That brewbucket looks like a real nice piece of equipment.
    Last edited by Origanalist; 10-07-2016 at 07:14 AM.

  7. #155
    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    I have about 100 mature trees that were left wild for about 20 years before I bought the place. I have 6 years into pruning and nurturing what was close to becoming maple/wild cherry/ash forest. We have some harsh spring weather that's tough on the buds... this year about 15 trees are holding solid amounts of apple.
    Very cool. We have an abundance of abandoned apple trees around here too.

  8. #156
    2 new five gallon corny kegs a bubblin'


    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

    Awareness is the Root of Liberation Revolution is Action upon Revelation

    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


  9. #157
    Any thoughts on using these for fermenting?
    I'm wondering if they will stand up to fermenting without degrading.




    https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/zip/5816139142.html
    Last edited by Origanalist; 10-09-2016 at 08:46 PM.

  10. #158
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This set up is offered for $100.00 on craigslist here. I may go get it today. Or not. I do want a burner and a brew pot for sure though.

    Plastic containers are bad for brewing. too easily scratched and those little scratches can allow bacteria to get into a brew and cause off flavors. I avoid plastic at all costs.

    That bottle capper is your basic begginers type of capper. Clumsy and a bit of a wrist breaker. Youll use it once or twice and be like $#@! this! Its ok for a 1 or 2 gallon brew, but if youre bottling 50+ bottles, youll quickly be hating life.

    Burner looks ok, almost looks like a turkey fryer. This is the burner I use and it is a beast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...tar-burner-2-0

    The bottles are no good. They work for a few brews and then start to leak. My guess is this guy has used them a few times and they are at that point of starting to leak and need replaced.

    I picked up a nice 6 gallon (24 quart) pot to brew in from a local Ross store for $15.

    Looking at the setup he is selling, I would guess he is upgrading his system, probably going to all grain type setup, and looking to unload his starter kit. Only thing in that pick of value might be the burner and pot. Offer $25 for that and leave the rest.
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  11. #159
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Any thoughts on using these for fermenting?
    I'm wondering if they will stand up to fermenting without degrading.




    https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/zip/5816139142.html
    Ummm no, just no.

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...o-2-6-5-gallon

    I think they have these is like a 2 or 3 gallon size as well. Better than a typical carboy because it is glass as well, but a LARGE mouth opening which makes cleaning a breeze.

    When it comes to bottling you are better off just collecting your pop off top bottles yourself. There are a lot of great ways to do this. Buy cases of empty bottles from online (my least favorite way to do this). Drink beers you buy from the store and save the bottles. Cant be screw off like Budweisers etc. Need to be a pop off like Sam Adams etc. My friends beer of choice is the Beck's Sapphire.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/32/88206/

    Which brings me to the next option, ask your beer drinking friends to save their empties for you. He saves these for me, and they are GREAT! Dark black bottles which are great because they keep that horrible beer killing light put of the beer.
    Last edited by Feelgood; 10-09-2016 at 09:06 PM.
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  12. #160
    Quote Originally Posted by Feelgood View Post
    Ummm no, just no.

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...o-2-6-5-gallon

    I think they have these is like a 2 or 3 gallon size as well. Better than a typical carboy because it is glass as well, but a LARGE mouth opening which makes cleaning a breeze.
    Ugh, what was I thinking? Cleaning would be a nightmare, all I was worried about was the material breaking down. Thanks.



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  14. #161
    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    2 new five gallon corny kegs a bubblin'

    those were both 71B-1122; one didn't take (it was 18 months old)... so I restarted it with 1118 which is pretty die hard

    10 more gallons bubbling for total of 20 (4 corny kegs); the two new ones are safale 4 and safale 5

    bloop..... bloop .....bloop bloop

    bloop bloop ..bloop ...bloop

    bloop ................bloop bloop.. bloop

    We've been boiling off the press tailings into syrup/jelly at 235F or about SG 1.33 or so. Thats some pucker on yer pancakes!
    Last edited by presence; 10-09-2016 at 09:14 PM.

    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

    Awareness is the Root of Liberation Revolution is Action upon Revelation

    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


  15. #162
    Exactly. Trying to help you from experience. Youll have a pile of trub at the bottom to clean and remove and then the layer of foaming from the fermentation process will coat the upper 15% of your fermenter with a nice coating of sludge to remove as well.

    PBW is the best for cleaning. Oxyclean is the best for soaking to remove old labels from used beer bottles. I use star-san for the sanitizing, but it does foam. As it is a no rinse sanitizer, the saying is "dont fear the foam" it wont harm your brew.
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  16. #163
    Quote Originally Posted by Feelgood View Post
    Ummm no, just no.

    http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...o-2-6-5-gallon

    I think they have these is like a 2 or 3 gallon size as well. Better than a typical carboy because it is glass as well, but a LARGE mouth opening which makes cleaning a breeze.

    When it comes to bottling you are better off just collecting your pop off top bottles yourself. There are a lot of great ways to do this. Buy cases of empty bottles from online (my least favorite way to do this). Drink beers you buy from the store and save the bottles. Cant be screw off like Budweisers etc. Need to be a pop off like Sam Adams etc. My friends beer of choice is the Beck's Sapphire.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/32/88206/

    Which brings me to the next option, ask your beer drinking friends to save their empties for you. He saves these for me, and they are GREAT! Dark black bottles which are great because they keep that horrible beer killing light put of the beer.
    I've been buying Grolsch and drinking them but I don't much care for the beer. It's "ok". That's what my first batch went into. I think I will just get a capper and caps, I have a neighbor that owns a local tavern and I'm sure I can get all the cappable (is that a word?) bottles I need.

  17. #164
    I use oxyclean on wine bottles before bottling my applewein, I find 24-72 hours is ideal soak; any longer and the oxyclean can re crystalize on inside of your bottles and you have to get it off with vinegar; oxyclean unlike star-san will harm your brew.

    For sanitizer, I tend towards bulk potasium metabisulphite.

    I use cornelius kegs for primary:

    here's 4 for $200
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-OF-FOUR-...AAAOSw4shX6e82

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=cornelius+keg

    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

    Awareness is the Root of Liberation Revolution is Action upon Revelation

    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


  18. #165
    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    I use oxyclean on wine bottles before bottling my applewein, I find 24-72 hours is ideal soak; any longer and the oxyclean can re crystalize on inside of your bottles and you have to get it off with vinegar; oxyclean unlike star-san will harm your brew.

    For sanitizer, I tend towards bulk potasium metabisulphite.

    I use cornelius kegs for primary:

    here's 4 for $200
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-OF-FOUR-...AAAOSw4shX6e82

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=cornelius+keg
    It's going to take a little while and money to get all the equipment I need. I'm going to have to set up the burner on the back porch for lack of a better spot for now.

  19. #166
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    It's going to take a little while and money to get all the equipment I need.
    For wine bottles I put out a craigslist ad for 750's and 1.5l's. I ended up w/ 200 750's that I paid 0.25 each for from a single party.

    For gallons I've been collecting over the years from anyone with a bottle laying around or in the recycle bin. Before I bought this property w/ apple trees I had collected about 50 gallons by buying a glass gallon of apple juice twice a month at the grocery.

    I have a bunch of tubing, brushes, and airlocks that I bought online.
    I bought a 3 legged corker locally at the brew shop. $70ish

    For wine that's about all you need; there's nothing to cook. That said... this year I'm looking at picking up a 30qt "all american" canner so we can can 14qts of juice at once for non-alcoholic.
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    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

    Awareness is the Root of Liberation Revolution is Action upon Revelation

    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


  20. #167
    I've also got about 100 750ml liquor bottles that I've been collecting from friends and family for the past two decades. I don't use them yet... but... I've got a 500g stainless tank that will one day be filled with corn mash given the appropriate abundance. A friend of mine runs a 15.5g home made beer keg still; while I don't own one yet, I'm inspired; I've caught the bug and can handle the plumbing. He's a few hours out but next time I'm there he's promised to cook me a 1/2 gal growler of shine at 180proof I might end up passing the 500g tank along because he's more remote than me. Cool thing about corn mash though... its really fast. 14 days of bubble and you're on the other side.

    Beer Keg Kit 2" inch Copper Pipe Moonshine Still Pot Still Distillation Column

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beer-Keg-Kit...QAAOSwHnFV1VCi

    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

    Awareness is the Root of Liberation Revolution is Action upon Revelation

    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


  21. #168
    Admittedly haven't brewed a beer in almost 3 years since my family and work dynamics have drastically changed and things have been CRAZY. Going to try to find some time over Christmas and brew up a Belgian Dubbel recipe that I posted. It's a go to for consistency and it's delicious.
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