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  1. Re: Welch's frozen concentrate grape juice discontinued

    I see the brown wood acres juice is flash pasteurized could this be a problem , I know of someone that tried to make hard cider with store bought pasteurized cider and it didnt work , or would the...
  2. Re: Welch's frozen concentrate grape juice discontinued

    Yeah , would you need 5gals. of juice or 20 qts ?
  3. Welch's frozen concentrate grape juice discontinued

    Couldnt find it anywhere finally made some calls and had a big grocery store order it went to pick it up along with are regular order and they said it has been discontinued !! Anybody know where i...
  4. Thread: inner cover

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    Re: inner cover

    Yes the bee space at the top between the inner cover and the top of the frames a flat cover on mann lake box's and mine would only give the bee's a little over 1/8 '' space which doesnt seem like...
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    Re: Making a wine recipe a little sweeter

    Thanks bushpilot now I understand why a previous post in another thread on this subject suggested changing the yeast to change sweetness instead of back sweetening
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    Making a wine recipe a little sweeter

    A question that always comes up when we make wine is does adding more sugar in the beginning make a sweeter wine or does it just make a higher alcohol content or both
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    A question that always comes up when making wine is does adding more sugar in the beginning make a sweeter wine or does it just make a higher alcohol content ?
  8. Thread: inner cover

    by laketrout
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    Re: inner cover

    I always wondered about flat covers and didn't think it would give bee's enough room to walk around on top of the frames , the frames on box's i make and mann lake box's are recessed only about 1/8''...
  9. Thread: inner cover

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    Re: inner cover

    Maybe i didnt explain that the top entrance im talking about is the notch thats built into the rim on the inner cover
  10. Thread: inner cover

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    inner cover

    getting ready to make more inner covers and noticed my old ones have a 1/2'' of bee space between the cover and top of the frames , if I go for a top entrance 3/8'' hi and frames are 1/8'' down...
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    I use the same tool little john had it laying around and seems to work really good for scraping box's and frames , just got done scraping all my box's and frames while the frames were out drying from...
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    Frame rest protectors

    Are frame rest protectors a joke or do they make scraping the propolis easier and protect the box
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    Re: Liquid form of BT Aizawai

    Thought maybe the small liquid form bottle of BT would be a cheaper alternative to the 1 pound bags of dry BT we have been using that are sold out of date and don't last more than 2 or 3 years at...
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    Liquid form of BT Aizawai

    Was looking for the regular powdered form of BTA and came across a liquid form of BTK its a smaller size and half the price but a different strain , having a hard time finding BTA in liquid form...
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    Re: Refractometer reading is high

    ah dummy me , I use a refractometer for beer to and use the middle scale so thats what I did here, 82 is 16.5 so im good !!!!!! Thanks
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    Refractometer reading is high

    Finally getting alot of capped honey but im getting a reading of 82 , this was from frames 95 % capped very little open cells and I have already extracted it . I have never gotten a reading this high...
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    Welchs makes a white grape peach that sounds really good would this juice make a good wine also , has anyone tried it
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    Re: Heating Honey to stop crystallization

    I have to say I completely forgot about the filtering the commercial guys do and was only thinking about heat being the main factor , thanks guys
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    Heating Honey to stop crystallization

    I've been selling honey for 4 or 5 years now and get complaints about are honey crystallizing and have explained raw honey will do this and how to warm it to bring it back to smooth flowing honey but...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    I found some 1x6x8 cedar boards today for the bottom material should i give them coat of tongue oil or let them go untreated
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Sounds like your ahead of us daffodils just popped out this week there bringing in alot of pollen but havent been in the hives at all yet to see if any nectar is coming in . I had two hives that went...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    I agree , all of my hives are tilted forward to keep water out but im still getting some rot even after one coat of good quality primer and two coats of paint , the landing is exposed to the weather...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    Riverderwent do you treat your cedar with anything such as tong oil or nothing at all
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    will cedar hold up very long if its not painted or will it start to rot in 3 or 4 years , need some ideas on something for the bottom part that wont rot thats 5/8 to 3/4 thick
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    I agree need a min. of 5/8'' I was thinking , but there is some 1/2'' trim out there that doesn't rot but not sure of the integrity for running screws . Also trying to see if there is any reasonable...
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