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    uncapping plane replacement element?

    Anyone know where to get an element?
    225w 110v for a FDR Plane?
    preferably in Canada.
    I've surfed for an hour and everone advertises the planes to "easily replaceable element" ...try to find one!...
  2. Re: Swarming of honey bee hive usually is a sign of poor beekeeping practices

    Everyone has their own opinion.:doh:

    A swarm is simply procreation of the species.

    I have 3 kids...i guess someone's keeping me poorly :gh:
  3. Thread: still cloudy

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    Re: still cloudy

    Gotta make some space to rack, i'll give the bentonite a try first. I've read that sparkaloide can leave an off taste.

    THanks all

    cheers
  4. Thread: still cloudy

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    still cloudy

    I have a batch of traditional ( dandylion and lilac honey)that's 10 months old and still cloudy.

    What can I do to get it to start and clear? THe last batch i did no probs, this one's a pest....no...
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    Re: Maple Mead anyone????

    will do:thumbsup:
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    Re: Maple Mead anyone????

    It was added 5 days after initial pitch. No worries.

    I did some pear in the fall, haven't tasted since around christmas...but it had a bit of a strong twang to it....hope it comes around.
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    Re: Help finding a great beginner mead recipe?

    I did a 2 batch's of joe's ancient orange last year too. One with 1118 and one with 1122 yeast. The 1122 was fantastic and the 1118 had a bit of a bitter taste, however i should have been more...
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    Maple Mead anyone????

    Anyone tried Maple?

    I've googled a few recipes and haven't come across my experiment yet.

    I started a 5 gal batch with 13 lbs of clover honey, pack of energizer and the remainder is about 25...
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    Re: Alcohol content testing?

    Well , not quite a year yet.

    I actually did two batches: one with my early golden honey and 1122 yeast.

    It cleared in the summer and had a REAL nice orange citrus taste and was super...
  10. Thread: strawberry Vanilla

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    Re: strawberry Vanilla

    gotta eat ya know....all was very tastie...a few noses looked out of joint with sprouts, but all had some and there was none left at the end of the dinner:s...the recipe traveled 3000km after the...
  11. Thread: strawberry Vanilla

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    strawberry Vanilla

    Started it in July, used 15 lbs of strawberrys for 6 gal. It's got a tiny bit of bubbling, but it might just be gas. Gonna bottle up one and bring to the hunt camp Sunday...can't wait bet it's gonna...
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    Re: cloudy

    no serious temp change just a couple tipn' tastes thats' all.

    I didn't boil or heat the must either at the start...has a bit of a pastie after taste.

    what will it taste like if it's...
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    cloudy

    I started some orange cinnamon mead last feb. Racked it in Aug.

    It cleared nicely so i started taking a bit off the top (by tipping the carboy)

    did this about 5 or 6 times. Each time a bit of...
  14. Thread: Calgary beeks????

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    Calgary beeks????

    Any Calgary Beeks out there?

    Got a steel of a deal super cheap supers with drawn comb .

    PM me
  15. Thread: Aaaahhhhh!!!!!

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    Re: Aaaahhhhh!!!!!

    I've looked on Beemaid's site, and a buddy's called they don't have planes.

    Benson's is usually over priced and show on their site out of stock....but i haven't called yet....likely today.
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    replacement element????

    3/4 done my extraction and down goes the plane!

    Anyone replaced the element in their uncapping plane?

    I've unscrewed the connector at the element but was afraid to pull at the wires, and can't...
  17. Thread: Aaaahhhhh!!!!!

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    Aaaahhhhh!!!!!

    3/4 done my extraction and down goes the plane!

    Anyone replaced the element in their uncapping plane?

    I've unscrewed the connector at the element but was afraid to pull at the wires, and can't...
  18. Thread: My New Mailbox

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    RR, It has a base coat yellow, and masked with...

    RR,

    It has a base coat yellow, and masked with vinyl from a vinyl cutter, then clear coated. THe black has blue flake and glistens in the sun.

    Of course the bee flag is not a bee but the...
  19. Thread: My New Mailbox

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    OK IT worked here's more

    http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss267/Hillbillybee/IMG_0205.jpg

    http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss267/Hillbillybee/IMG_0206.jpg
    ...
  20. Thread: My New Mailbox

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    My New Mailbox

    This is my 2 year project finally coming to fruition!

    My first time using photobucket...see if it works!!

    http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss267/Hillbillybee/IMG_0205.jpg
  21. How can you tell this is a queen?

    How can you tell this is a queen?
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    What are you shooting with them? I've used...

    What are you shooting with them?

    I've used 180gr copper jackets that split on impact for moose and work great. But haven't heard of solid copper.....pretty hard i'd think.
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    what have you made here? Can you describe what...

    what have you made here?
    Can you describe what is in the pic?
    Looks like one is raspberry.
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    Thanks for the offer...but i have my own tester...

    Thanks for the offer...but i have my own tester in mind...in about 10 months. :D

    The cost and hassles to send down there would be insane.

    Cheers
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    Upon further reflection, I put the primary in a...

    Upon further reflection, I put the primary in a pail with a lid ajar..and put in a a dishwasher converted into a warming box. In late September i did have some fruit flies buzzing in and out...of...
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