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Founder and CTO @OpEx.io. Past: Authorization Architect @Dell, Azure Tools @Microsoft, cofounder of Google Gears @Google, Delphi compiler architect @Borland. Hobby farmer. Ceramicist. Garage alchemist.

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Dec
3
comment Distillation legality
Be careful with that. The US regs don't exclude freeze distillation. Any means used to increase the concentration of alcohol is subject to taxation.
Dec
3
awarded  Organizer
Dec
3
revised Distillation legality
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Nov
29
answered How long can organic wine be stored without chemicals?
Nov
28
answered How likely is contamination in an average batch?
Nov
28
answered Cardboard alternatives to bottle cases for storage
Nov
19
comment Do you keep your wine/beer making records online?
+1 I use Google Docs to track details on multiple brew batches, past and present
Nov
19
answered Drink made from fermented lemons?
Nov
19
comment Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?
A trip to the kiln is also handy for getting rid of unknown bio gunk growing inside the bottle, esp the caked on stuff that the bottle brush can't quite scrub hard enough. After kiln cooldown, just rinse the ash out of the bottle! (I picked up a hoard of 22oz home brew bottles via Freecycle. They had been left outside for months and were really, really nasty. The kiln treatment burns away all sins. ;>
Nov
15
awarded  Beta
Nov
10
answered Reusing twist-off bottles
Nov
10
answered Hard cider with pasteurized regular cider
Nov
10
answered Adding Pectin Enzyme To Cider After Fermentation Is Complete?
Nov
10
answered Consequences of infection in a beer?
Nov
10
comment Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?
I wouldn't buy a kiln just to remove bottle labels, but if you have a kiln anyway.... ;>
Nov
10
awarded  Teacher
Nov
9
answered Approximating Sugar to Apple Juice ratio in cider?
Nov
9
comment Approximating Sugar to Apple Juice ratio in cider?
+1 for lazy yeasts.
Nov
9
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Nov
9
awarded  Autobiographer