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    Default 2015 brewing resolutions?

    I plan to use mesh bags when using fruit, take more gravity readings ( when not using fruit ), try using some clearing agents or than time and cold crashing, and to continue to read about mead making as much as possible...
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    Mine's simple. Brew more batches!
    Lanne pase toujou pi bon
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    New house with more brewing area!


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    Start my first batch. Done. Finish and bottle said batch.

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    gonna start using math instead of relying on backsweetening.
    It goes ding when there's stuff.

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    I need to finish my control panels.

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    I shouldn't buy anymore carboys after today.... I needed the two 3 gallon carboys...really... hehe...
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    Out of curiosity, what's the going rate for 3 gallon glass carboys at the lhbs these days? I've been meaning to get one, along with a 5 gal, and maybe try one of those plastic jobbers.
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    To make a trójniak. Need something to put in my barrel.

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    I think mine cost $25 each...
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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkboy View Post
    I think mine cost $25 each...
    Thanks. I've got some saving up to do. :-/
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    Resolutions:

    Make more OB traditional with conventional yeast.

    Make a cyser.

    Finish the time lapse project.

    Work on improving my "cuts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannye View Post
    Resolutions:

    Make more OB traditional with conventional yeast.

    Make a cyser.

    Finish the time lapse project.

    Work on improving my "cuts."
    "Cuts"?

    I have yet to make anything with OB save for one where I backsweetened with it. For the price (and conversely, the quality) of OB in the grocery store, I'll have to bite the bullet and spend some real money and order online or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joemirando View Post
    "Cuts"?

    I have yet to make anything with OB save for one where I backsweetened with it. For the price (and conversely, the quality) of OB in the grocery store, I'll have to bite the bullet and spend some real money and order online or something.
    Cuts... yes they are used in knowing when the "foreshots" are done and when the "heads and tails" are done.

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    Ah.... not something I'll be playing with anytime soon...
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    To quit starting and then neglecting beer and hydromel batches!
    To get all those bottles I took out of the racks in July back into the racks before next July...
    To actually use some of the fruit in the winery freezer instead of just using the freezer as a racking elevation. I sense another multifruit mel coming on... maybe a 5 gal batch done in two fermentation buckets this time.
    To cross SOMETHING off my to-brew list this year without replacing it with three other things I want to do!
    Oh, and use the OB, mesquite and wildflower honeys I have been given...
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    1. To make at least two buckets of stock honey worth of mead (and not buy any more until I double that!)
    2. Use the 20 lbs. of mango in the freezer
    3. Use the 20 lbs. of blueberries in the freezer
    4. Make a 14 gal pymenet out of the remaining wine kit in the cooler
    5. Try my hand at braggots
    6. Keep a mead on one of the two taps of the kegerator
    7. Use the flip top bottles I have or find a home for them
    8. Separately cool the wine rack area, turn its closet into a primary fermentation station
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverat View Post
    1. To make at least two buckets of stock honey worth of mead (and not buy any more until I double that!)
    2. Use the 20 lbs. of mango in the freezer
    3. Use the 20 lbs. of blueberries in the freezer
    4. Make a 14 gal pymenet out of the remaining wine kit in the cooler
    A blueberry, mango pyment could be very interesting...
    Lanne pase toujou pi bon
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    +1 to blue berry mango mead. I want to do more tests using pH to stop fermentation at a specific SG
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    From Portugal to Poland, on a perpetual pursuit for more honey.....

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    Drink after posting, instead of veesa versay. Start tomorrow.

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