Posted on Sep 11th, 2009 in Cider & Mead
Yesterday, I came home to a site that no brewer wants to see, but all brewers expect to happen.
A carboy bomb.
Now, brewers will know that preventing this type of occurence is the very reason why we use blow-off tubes for a primary fermentation. A small airlock can get filled with pulp and clogged. A tube into a bucket is relatively save.
Bad things can still happen when you have 10 lbs of fresh press...
Posted on Dec 7th, 2008 in Cider & Mead
So, this Thanksgiving Jessica ran off and left me. Luckily, I had friends that I could turn to, so I prepared to make my signature squash pie. Luckily, as she so often does, Freyja had other plans for me because the Goddess of fertility didn’t make the squash people have babies. Not finding any good pie squashes, I decided to buy cranberries planning to make a sauce. Still she planned, and my friends...
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2008 in Cider & Mead
I’m beginning to add my cider and mead recipes to my blog, mainly as a way to track them, but also so that others can have access to the them as well as the notes about them. If anyone is considering making cider or mead but is afraid, feel free to contact me. This is the last mead recipe from this year (6th batch of mead in 2008, got the naming scheme?). I’ll be basically working backwards through my...
Posted on Nov 29th, 2008 in Cider & Mead
And by “wine” I mean “cider” and “mead.” Which is okay because, technically, cider is apple wine, and mead is honey wine. So put away your prejudices about what constitutes “wine,” lay aside your hatred of everything that is not a grape, and enjoy the awesome power of this fully operational winemaker!
Here’s a picutre of 10 5-gallon carboys in our office. This...
Posted on Nov 1st, 2008 in Cider & Mead
blah blah blah announcement blah blah recipes blah blah advice blah blah blah festivals.