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Old 01-04-2009, 16:10   #16
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I cannot get over the god-awful color of your beer. Is it really that red??
Thats the colour of the bottle, ya goose, Michael
Beer gets light affected so it needs to be in the dark with whatever goobies in light filtered out.
Also the photo is when the beer has just come out of the barrel and so is cloudy. A couple of weeks and its all clear.

I'll take a photo of it in the glass. I'd do it now, but its only 8.10am and ..... well even I'm not that bad
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Old 01-04-2009, 17:01   #17
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I thought maybe you had gone all cult like and were mixing red kool-aid for all the natives. Red bottles... Ok, I can handle that!

But beer pictures or its Kool aid!
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Amazing, I was under the impression that it wouldn't ferment prperly with all the motion. My cousins and I have been able to make small amounts of shine every now and then for several years so we don't attract to much attention, we tried it on a raft once but it didn't ferment like the rest of the shine we made that year because we were onstantly moving it to keep it hidden from certin people.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:57   #19
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I just made my own lable for my beer bottles....



You can prolly tell I do have leisure hours in this cruising life!

Now I just need a printer.....


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Old 10-05-2010, 05:26   #20
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Mark, I hate to state the obvious, but wouldn't a pic of Nicolle been a better choice?

Unless, of course, you're trying to discourage guests from consuming too much of your precious brew.
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wouldn't a pic of Nicolle been a better choice?

Ummmm nope. Some times a guy just wants a little bit of space and quietly sip on a beer. Why the hell would a bloke want the antagonist plastered all over the bottle?


Look carefully at the fun lovin' beer dinking Smilies below. They are MALE smilies, right?



And, Yes, if the bottles had her pciture on them she would be handing out to everyone we pass as a bloody souveneir of Sea Life!!

I reckon my beer will look great with a 'lil photo of me! me me me.


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Next batch you do, try adding a settling agent. You can get it at the wine making stores. I forget what its called but ask and they will know. Its basicly clay of some sort. Put it in the mix and stir well. Let it sit for a while and it will be crystal clear. Then you can bottle it.

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Next batch you do, try adding a settling agent.

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Thanks, I'll give it a go. Hope it doesnt make the brew taste like mud!

I don't mind a bit of cloudyness but the clear stuff is better


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Here's your options Brewery Lane Wine and Beer Making Supplies - Equipment and Ingredients for home winemakers and homebrewers.

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Thanks, I'll give it a go. Hope it doesnt make the brew taste like mud!

I don't mind a bit of cloudyness but the clear stuff is better

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I used it when making up a batch of wine a couple years ago. I even went so far as to buy a filter pump so I could get the sludge out. However, with the use of the settling agent, I didn't even have to use the filter unit. Wine was as clear as glass, and no odd taste at all. I'll see if I can dig up the package and tell you what its called but as I said, any wine makers shop should be able to give it to you. Oddly, I can't recollect it being used in beer but I don't see why it shouldn't be.

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The only thing I am struggling with is the "Get one up ya" - I usually put my beer in at the other end.

Must be one of those Aussie things being at the bottom of the world and upside down and all...
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The only thing I am struggling with is the "Get one up ya" - I usually put my beer in at the other end.

Must be one of those Aussie things being at the bottom of the world and upside down and all...
Heh heh, that does sound a bit rude in my neck o the woods too.

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Aussie slang is very easy: Get one up ya and get one down ya are the same, but get one up ya is more often used.

We down beers. But when giving a beer to a friend we would say 'Get this up ya, mate'. (we ensure the comma is there!)



Hey, Sabre, how does the home made wine go? Did you grow your own grapes?
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No. I used to do mead about 20 years ago, very crude stuff with lots of sludge in it. I recently got back into vinting and ended up buying the proper gear so I could do it more consistantly. I have a couple of large carboys, hygrometer, fermentation locks, bottle corking tool, filtration pump, and the rest of it. I then picked up a wine kit for a white wine, ended up with about 35 bottles of a very nice wine. I plan on getting back into the mead again, but there's no reason I can't use local fruit to make the must. The problem is the size of the carboys. They take up a lot of space, and to make the wine proper you would need to anchor or stay someplace where the must wouldn't be sloshing around all the time. I plan on experimenting. If it gets to be too annoying I'll start making wine in gallon lots. Simpler to handle.

That first batch of white, still have 6 bottles. Its very nicely aged now.

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