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Scott Dylewski

Cider 2019

First Pressing Random apples from some lady who dropped them off. Many were really old, and needed lots of cutting. Probably some Gravenstein and Golden Delicious? Fermented fast. OG: 1.040? pH: 3 gallons of juice Reinette du Canada Lots of apples off this tree, but they bruised really fast so …

Burningman Wood Pendant Necklaces

I’ve been making wooden pendant necklaces as gifts almost every year I’ve been to Burning Man- first with our longtime Transit Lounge camp, and then most recently for Cacao Camp and others. It’s a ton of work, but well worth it because many people enjoy a more natural, handmade gift. …

Beeswax wraps

What to do with all the beeswax? After a few years of making candles, we wanted to try new beeswax wraps, but the recipe was hard to find.  I converted a bunch of online recipes to an approximate ratio by weight of wax, resin and jojoba oil. My method: 100g …

Building tube wall

Notes: Plastic types for toys:  http://www.pvcinformation.org/assets/pdf/PlasticSubstitutesPVCtoys_Tickner.pdf Best to worst: 5. Bio-based (cellulose, etc) 4. Polyethylene and Polypropylene 3. PET 2. Polycarbonate, ABS, Polystyrene, Polyurethane 1.  PVC (worst) Magnetic tubes Wall Plastic magnet cover Magnet styles from McMaster Carr: Magnets (try building a pipe-wall magnetic block out of wood and connect …

Mead General

After a few years of making mead, I want to collect everything in one place.  In general, the washed wax mead tends to have a strong hive flavor, and pure honey mead is light and doesn’t have that additional funky flavors…  Some batches have gotten a “burnt popcorn” kind of …

Cider General

Cider main page. Cider Making Notes 2019 Harvest 2018 Harvest 2017 Harvest 2016 Harvest 2015 Harvest My Trees: (years are the year of tree purchase or initial graft in January of that year) Sweet (eating apples) with the following branches: (2008) Jonagold McIntosh? Granny Smith Gravenstein (2016) Honeycrisp (2017) Kingston Black (2015?) …

Cider 2018

  First Pressing: 175lbs / 8 gallons of small apples from Seth’s tree. (Definitely not Lady apples!). Maybe Fameuse? 0.5 gallon of Gravenstein 1.5 gallons of Sequoia St. Crabapples (1.5 bags) 10 gallons total of juice, divided among 3 batches (plan for 3 3-gallon carboys) OG=1.050,  Acid= , pH=3.0 Batch …

Sauerkraut

Adventures in making Sauerkraut from Sandor Katz’s book and Michael Pollan’s recipe based on it 2018/05/19 1 head of red cabbage 1 head of green cabbage 4.4 lbs total Grated on Babcii’s cabbage slicer! Added 4.4 * 1.5 tsp salt = 6.6 tsp + a little extra = 8 tsp …

Apple Cider Vinegar

How to make cider vinegar Make apple cider alcohol Open lid to allow air to enter the container.  Replace lid with cheesecloth to keep bugs from getting in. A gelatinous mat will form on the top surface.  That’s the culture that’s converting the alcohol to vinegar. Wait a few months. …