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Old 03-21-2019, 01:20 AM   #41
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I make wine at home, but I use raisins so it’s aged automatically.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:56 AM   #42
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I make wine at home, but I use raisins so itís aged automatically.
Raisins are a common ingredient in mead too.

Have you ever made rice wine? Something I want to try. Iíll post a link to a thread talking about it. Really interesting process.
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:15 PM   #43
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Best how to I’ve found for rice wine:

https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/t...ferent.361095/
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@OldNelly

I’ve been inspired to attempt a ten gallon batch, not sure how....

Wondering about what you use for your tun and kettle.

My current equipment is a 8.5g kettle with a spout (turkey fryer, but high quality) and a 5 gallon igloo drink dispenser with a screen filter. I also have access to the club’s 10g tun with a false bottom that worked awesome!

I plan on getting a larger cooler come warmer weather when they go on sale.

For a kettle I found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/15-Gallon-S...e/273082784381

But already have an old 15.5g sanke keg that I was planning on converting to a keggel.

Also, probably my biggest question about a 10 gallon batch... fermenter? Do you use two 6.5 gallon fermenters and pitch separately? Any fermenter I’ve been able to find big enough with enough headspace is $$$$!

Edit: just found this one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FermZilla-C...sAAOSwTGZch88B

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Old 03-21-2019, 03:44 PM   #45
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This might work too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chapman-Bre....c100005.m1851
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Pre-prohibition version. More alcohol, more hops. Also 10 gallons.Attachment 111014
Well brew day didnít go so great! Stuck mash and sparge... first time using my 5 gallon tun. Iím done with it! Going bigger, going 10 gallon anyway. New tun will have a false bottom!

Had to dive forearm deep to retrieve the thermometer mid cool down... not sanitized.... had to leave for a fund raiser, came home and brought to a boil for five minutes. I know that messed with the hops, hopefully not by much. 2nd AG, still beginning...
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Dinner, kid to bed, cleanup time... first time using worfloc. WOW!
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As long as you can make a good looking IPA I say more power to you home brewers>
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Besides the cream ale, I also started my first attempt at rice wine. Starting to get the wine showing tonight! Saturday I stopped by a local Asian grocery store for the ingredients, actually cheaper than amazon!

Simple recipe. Make some sushi rice, crush the yeast balls into fine powder. Cool the rice, mix the yeast ball and add to fermenter in small layers, rice/yeast/rice/yeast. That’s it. No other ingredients.

No real way to check gravity to calculate abv. Sounds like about 20%. Going to asl my club what they think it is.

Here’s a link to an old thread, but long and very good info:

https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/t...ferent.361095/
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Old 03-30-2019, 02:21 PM   #50
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Everybody has ****y brew days, it happens. I would have responded sooner but I'm just starting to recover from a fairly serious accident.
I was the passenger in side x side roll over while ice fishing.
Two broken vertebrae, one of which required surgical stabilization. Five broken ribs, bruised lungs with bleeding, bruised kidneys and a little bit of heart trauma. I would be dead if I wasn't wearing a helmet. The driver walked away banged up but not too bad.
Anyways, on to brewing bigger batches. It can be done on the cheap but I found it was easier just to spend money. This is what I use.
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