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Back Home, Busy

Well, I finally got back home last weekend. While gone, Clemson received record amounts of rain, and experienced a lot of flooding. Our vegetable garden fared better than expected, but not spectacularly. The weeds were even more impressed by the … Continue reading

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The Last Two Weeks of Fermentation

In the last weeks, my new braggot went from a specific gravity of 1.101 to somewhere below 1.020; I haven’t checked the SG in a couple days, but it is certainly lower. The sweet mead is at this point somewhere … Continue reading

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May 4, 2013: May The 4th Be With You

It’s been a busy day, and quite the busy end to the week! Starting Thursday evening, I began a pomegranate wine based off of fresh-pressed, not from concentrate (so it says) juice. Thursday was building the must, then Thursday to … Continue reading

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April 29, 2013

Saturday, I began the day sanitizing jugs so that I could rack and apply potassium metabisulfite and sorbate to the “finished” strawberry melomel. But it was not to be. Moving the carboy to the counter-top, I found it bubbling little … Continue reading

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April 23, 2013: Ugh

I got up this morning to find no activity in the airlock of my newly pitched sweet mead. And nothing visible on the surface once the fermenter was opened. I didn’t expect raging bubbles, but I expected something. We had … Continue reading

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