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by high-grade
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Prayers wanted
Replies: 219
Views: 13121

Re: Prayers wanted

My prayers go out to the Husker family, to Barb and Blanik. I have read that ginger really helps dealing with the chemo nausea. You can make a nice tea out of powdered ginger, or just using fresh ginger for the tea, or ginger supplements. Ginger is also great for an upset stomach, motion sickness an...
by high-grade
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5341
Views: 362013

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

First time making five gallons of Welch's wine today.
Recipe called for adding an acid blend, but the starting ph was 3.0 due to the citric and ascorbic acid in the Welch's so I didn't add anymore.

It's happily bubbling away right now.
by high-grade
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Slow Spirit Run
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: Slow Spirit Run

Congrats. Great feeling, huh? And I have seen a golf dog, but never a golf parrot. :lol: Thanks HookLine! Unbelievable feeling indeed!!! :ebiggrin: I loved the fact that I could upload pics on here to share. I hear ya on the slow spirit runs... my run took around 20 hours and I ended up collecting ...
by high-grade
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Slow Spirit Run
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Slow Spirit Run

A few days ago I did my first long and slow run (approx 16 hour). I couldn't believe my eyes when looking at the reading... hour, after hour at the same high mark on the meter. :D Wow, much different experience than running quick at 1300W for the low wines. Before this, I did quick stripping of mult...
by high-grade
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Just curious what got you started
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: Just curious what got you started

Originally for making gallon size tinctures of cayenne + scotch bonnet peppers for family. :D
Much more affordable and I can control the quality of everything.
by high-grade
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Deathwish Wheat germ recipe
Replies: 499
Views: 166923

Northern_Shiner wrote:after i cook the wheat germ do i strain it out or do i just toss it all in the fermenter?
Some people strain it, and some don't. Try it both ways and see what you like better. :wink:
by high-grade
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Plastics and The Chemist
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Question--I know plastic as a rule is taboo but I also know a lot of ppl store their likker in mason jars...The lids on the mason jars I have seen have a thin orange colored rubber seal and what looks to be a thin coat of plastic on the inside..Is this acceptable for storage of say 80% abv or is th...
by high-grade
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: cheap chinese corkboards.
Replies: 12
Views: 2213

Re: more on cork

Well I was interested because I like the idea of a good roll of pure cork so I went to the Home Depot and bought the same thing you did. I believe it's 100% cork, but that refers only to the wood. It's definitely small bits of cork wood held together by some sort of epoxy or enamel or something. Al...
by high-grade
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: cheap chinese corkboards.
Replies: 12
Views: 2213

I found natural cork at my local big box store (Home Depot) in the kitchen section. It was in a roll, packaged as cupboard liner, 100% natural cork. No rubber, no glue in it (or so the packaging stated), and can be cut to spec. I looked for musical cork originally, but it didn't come in the size I n...
by high-grade
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: How much yeast?
Replies: 52
Views: 16624

I was reading some more this morning and I found this post by wineo: If you put in enough sugar at the start to reach 16-18%wash,You would need 500-600 billion yeast cells to handle the sugar,and have the neutrents just right.This would require that you make a large starter{1 1/2 gallon}about 2 days...
by high-grade
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: How much yeast?
Replies: 52
Views: 16624

Just as an add-on note. As others have said, not all yeasts are the same. Went to make my enlarged version of the test wash 2 days ago and as I did not have sufficient quantity of yeast left, purchased some more of a different brand. Did everything the same and my re-hydration of the new yeast show...
by high-grade
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: My Electric Keg!
Replies: 12
Views: 4555

Nice job! Looks great High Wine Guy!!! :D I just picked up a keg that I wanted to convert to an electric boiler, without cutting off the top. I'm don't know what the maximum power I can put into it running on 120V while still being safe and not blowing anything up. Question for you HWG... Do you unp...
by high-grade
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: inline"bokakob angle plate" building question
Replies: 15
Views: 2155

Nice templates. Those will make things alot easier for the build. Advice: I used 2 copper end caps for the plates. If I had to do it again, I would have used a bigger plate, because the end caps were the same length as the pipe and I had a hard time soldering them in without them slipping out. If th...
by high-grade
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: My Hotplate
Replies: 22
Views: 3501

Re: My Hotplate

I got one of these because I can't use the kitchen stove and wanted to boil on my shop bench. At 1000 watts, this isn't proving to be a very powerful unit for small batch boils. I'm guessing a 1500 watt model would fit the bill. Your thoughts (other than going outside with gas)? http://img.photobuc...
by high-grade
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Coca-Cola or other soda
Replies: 16
Views: 5290

First post here... and have been reading up for the last 4 months. Thanks alot to all the wise folks here! :D I was just looking at thus thread http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4112 and was going to try a Pepsi wash for my bokabob mini to make a neutral; I've made birdwatcher's recipe ...