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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    morewinemaking.com is the sister-site to morebeer.com, i like them mostly for the yeast selection in as small as 8g packages, and some of the other additives they have available
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    Re: strawberry kiwi recipe

    Hahaha, funny, I'm a Mod on that forum. (same screen name)

    Did you wanna try it with fruit? Frozen concentrates?

    Are you looking for something that's almost "chewy" in body, or something...
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    Re: Mold in airlock any worries?

    Those would both be what we call 'spoilage organisms/bacteria', yes, but they wont hurt you.
    You might not *want* to drink it, but it wont hurt.

    Some strains of Malo-lactic Bacteria, that...
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    Re: Mold in airlock any worries?

    Even if the water were sucked into the wine for whatever reason - pulling off the airlock too fast, changes in barometric pressure, etc - as long as the mead is properly sulfited, it should be able...
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    Re: chokecherry melomel?

    Err.... New tannins? Enlighten me, dear friend lol
  6. Re: New member organic, with 2yrs experience 4 hives

    Welcome Rachael,

    I'm just "up a hill" from you, in Federal Way.
    Glad to see another local joining up
  7. Thread: Prayer need

    by Deezil
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    Re: Prayer need

    I'll have you in my thoughts as well..

    Dont forget to laugh - at something, anything.. Laugh at me, if need be. I wont mind.
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    Re: chokecherry melomel?

    Yeah I was aware there wasnt much flesh, just not sure how willingly the flesh gives up the pit.. If it clings, then pitting wouldnt be worth it & something like that might be a better option..
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    Re: chokecherry melomel?

    Personally.. Although a pain it would be, I'd pit them..

    And I'd freeze the fruit first, this gets you past the boiling-water part without worry of the hot water setting some of the pectin and...
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    Re: Newbie - kent wa

    Hey Jayberry,

    I'm just "up the hill" in Federal Way & also getting my start next spring

    Glad to see another person from my neck of the woods, on here
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    Re: One packet versus two of Yeast

    I read that you're not a big fan of dry yeasts, just like I know I'm not a big fan of smack packs. To each his own. And it's kinda beside the point.
    Once you've inoculated, yeast is yeast.

    Any...
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    Re: One packet versus two of Yeast

    Yeah, some old school mazers like that trick because the fruit bypasses the fermentation, where the fruit flavors can be mangled some by the fermentation temp.. If the temp gets too high, you can end...
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    Re: Just thought I'd share..

    Soooo... Things got kinda screwy.. Got a tooth yanked, so the Blackberry sat a day or two longer than I intended. Since I cant suck (and arent smart enough to have bought an auto-siphon... yet), I...
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    Re: One packet versus two of Yeast

    71B-1122 is a nice yeast

    Makes really nice, floral-type wine/mead when you ferment at a lower temp (59-65) for a longer period.
    It will also metabolize a portion (25-40%) of any malic acid...
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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    Actually... They do.
    There's a weather monitoring service for WA State (not sure if they track others) but its done in conjunction with WSU & their Ag program. Instead of having old-school notes,...
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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    I'm all for traditional anything - for knowing your art/craft, for having it perfected and not needing a book to understand whats going on. But I've also come to understand that life is short and...
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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    The observing here at home would be the same, but the conversation on the forum would not be. I dont mind people having different philosophies, I was just hoping for a deeper answer than "count your...
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    Re: Just thought I'd share..

    The latest batch..

    2013 Blackberry Melomel

    25lbs Blackberries
    3 quarts Blackberry Honey
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    Re: One packet versus two of Yeast

    Only on the rare occasion, have I had to pitch a 2nd packet & it's usually when the 1st packet was a dud.

    The larger batches (anything over 5-6 gallons; usually 10-12 gallons in my case), I pitch...
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    Re: Monitoring Hive Health

    My plan is to align the data from some raw-numbers tests within the individual hives, with data from an eventual small weather station, flowering & harvest dates, first/last frost dates, growth...
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    Monitoring Hive Health

    So I'm new to this whole hobby / farming-art; just to toss that out there.
    I'll be getting started in Spring with some nucs, but I've been striving to learn all I can & while I, now, feel as if I...
  22. Re: Left hand forum icon...what do differences indicate

    Bottom left of most of the thread-pages, or the main page, you'll see this "Icon Legend"
    Here's a snapshot from the main-page, under the members online listed:

    7481

    And Barry hinted at this...
  23. Thread: Melter Honey

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    Re: Melter Honey

    Sounds good man

    Can probably figure something out
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    Re: Melter Honey

    Let me know if you cant handle it all... I'm about an hour and a half away lol

    I wouldnt call it ruined, I just dont know if I'd call it fireweed honey anymore lol

    Usually +/- 1 quart of honey,...
  25. Re: Propolis/Ederberry Tincture - and other Cures for Cancer

    You might consider something like Eau du vie - which is a french-styled high-proof spirit made from wine grapes or fruit, generally used as an addition to wine, to make traditional Port-style wines....
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