- 5 pounds of cherries, pitted if needed.
- 5 pounds of honey
- 2 lemons zest & juice
- 2 limes zest & juice
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- Bohemian Lager Yeast
- Yeast Nutrient (according to label)
- 5 ounces of corm sugar (for priming)
- Water to 5 gallons
Simmer (160 degrees) cherries for 45 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in honey, lemons, limes, and cinnamon.
Pour through metal strainer into a 5 gallon jug or bucket
Add water up to shoulder of the jug.
Attach airlock. Leave to stand till next morning.
Add Yeast & Nutrient.
Shake with airlock off for 15 minutes.
Store at 55 degrees F.
In 24 to 48 hours it should begin bubbling.
After a week to 3 weeks, a day or two after bubbling stops, store at 70 degrees F for 24 hours.
Siphon into a clean 5 gallon jug.
Return to 55 degrees for 3 nonths.
Siphon into a bottling bucket, stir in priming sugar. Bottle or keg.
Return to 55 degrees for 1 month. Longer if not carbonated fully.
Store at 35 degrees for up to 1.5 years.
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As my electric bill keeps going up I have been trying to cut down on usage. After getting rid of unnecessary things, buying a smaller frig, I found my two biggest users of electricity were my hot water heater and my computer. There are ways to save money on the hot water heater but replacing a single desktop pc with a few lower power devices can knock $10 to $20 off your electric bill.
My computer is a 2.7 ghz amd dual core with 3 gigs ddr2 ram and a 1 tb 7200 spin hard drive. I calculated it out to 203 watts idle with a online calculator. Online calculator are not precise but they are are usually good enough. It is a pretty average desktop pc. It is not surprising that it is around 200 watts when idle. Newer desktop computers idle lower, but still usually more than 100 watts without going to sleep.
Electricity is sold in kilowatts, so my computer is 0.203 kilowatts. The national average per kilowatt hour is $0.10. Mine is $0.097
If we take .203 kilowatts x 24 hours x 30 days x $0.10 kilowatt hour = $14.67 per month if the computer runs all the time. If you have a graphics card, more memory, or more hard drives, the price goes up quickly. A system with 2 graphics and 8 or more gigs of ram can easily idle at 500 watts. A 500 watt system would be $36 dollars a month.
15 lbs Ripe Pears
1/2 lbs Honey
1/4 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
Boiling water to 5 gallons
1 package Red Star Montrachet
Yeast Nutrient according to package
Remove stems, seeds, bad spots.
Puree pears in blender.
Pour into 5 gallon water jug.
Add honey to boiling water.
Fill to shoulder of jug with boiling water.
Allow to cool to room temp (59f to 86f)
Add yeast and nutrient.
Shake for 15 minutes.