Archive for July, 2009

Wine Blogging Wednesday 59: Osake desu!

16 July 2009
By Tom Mansell
Wine Blogging Wednesday 59: Osake desu!

Konnichi-wa, readers. Let’s take a break from the strawberry story for another edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, this time a staggering 8 days late. Having taken five weeks of Japanese classes back in 1999, I was excited about this month’s WBW. Richard, Boston’s Passionate Foodie and unrepentant sake enthusiast, chose the theme of homage...
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Strawblog: Day 2: Chaptalization, or the boring math part.

7 July 2009
By Tom Mansell
Strawblog: Day 2: Chaptalization, or the boring math part.

When we last left our berries they were cold-soaking overnight in the fridge after crush and pectinase treatment. The next day it was time to take some measurements. I squeezed the pulp in a hop bag to get straight juice out into a graduated cylinder. I suppose you don’t need a graduated cylinder but...
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Strawblog: Day 1

3 July 2009
By Tom Mansell
Strawblog: Day 1

Sarah and I are members of the Sweet Land Farm CSA (community-supported agrictulture) in Trumansburg. For those unfamiliar with the CSA concept, you basically invest in a share of the farm and your dividends are vegetables and fruits. Anyway, one of the benefits of membership is unlimited U-Pick strawberries. Naturally, I picked about 5...
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