Brewing ‘hard’ apple cider

Bottling

  • Case of 24 bottles (12oz) – 288oz stored – $0.07 / oz stored … but need metal capping tool ($16) & metal caps (144 for $6) … so really it’s $0.14 / oz stored initially.
  • 9 flip top style bottles (12oz) – 108oz stored – $0.18 / oz stored

 

  • 6 x 16oz – 96oz stored – $0.15/oz stored
  • 12 x 16oz – 192 stored – $0.16/oz stored – not sure why amazon is so expensive on cases.

 

  • Flip caps (12) – $15

 

  • Minikeg – 169oz – $22 – $0.13
  • Draft Brewer (2.5 gal) – 320oz – $136 – $0.425
  • Draft Brewer (3gal) – 384oz – $136 – $0.35
  • Refurb corny from midwest (5gal) – 640oz – $108 – $0.19
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Indoor green house

How much does it take to get a salad?

Garden planning

  • app – Link
  • lighting planning – Link
  • is it monetarily worthwhile? – Link

 

Requirements

  • trays or growing bed
    • $21 self watering capillary systems for roots help speed up process – Link
    • Box sold water systems – Link – $50 a setup, 6 plants so 4-5 salads a week?
  • lighting –
    • T5 florescents
      • LINK – Amazon Link  $99 8 x setup
      • Link – Amazon $54 4 x setup might not be enough
    • two florescent tubes use 24W
    • Ugrow 5×5 – Link
  • electricity ($5.50) over the six week period
  • compost  ($1.50)

Tips –

  • Crazy DIY family – Link
  • Pro growing – Link – ph level, sourcing & germination
  • Link – LED care
    • Use – The 240 Watt LED Grow Light should be 12-24 inches from the top of the canopy. Larger lights such as the 450 Watt LED Grow Light should be lowered around 14-30 inches from the top of the canopy. More intense lights such as the 600 Watt and the 900 Watt LED Grow Light should be kept at 14-36 inches from the top of the canopy of your plants.
  • Types of grows … Hydroponics (water, no soil)
    • Ginger / Tumeric – Link
    • Garlic – Link
    • Spinach, Endive, chard – Link
    • Saffron – LInk
    • Asparagus – Link
    • Salads
      • Growing salad in winter
        • Link – recommends capillary root watering system
        • Link – 2nd article, claims shallow tray system
        • Link – claims 6″ tray
      • Oak-leaf lettuce: this always grows reliably
      • Loose-leaf lettuce: a few varieties that I had left over from previous years and that I knew produced reliable leaves that don’t brown at the edges
      • Spinach: a strong variety with resistance to bolting that I had a lot of success with last summer
      • Arugula: always good to add a delicious flavor to salad mixes, I use the salad arugula types rather than wild arugula which tends to produce hotter, smaller leaves
      • Micro green movements – get all the flavors of radish / mustards etc in them too?  Link
      • Just harvest after 10 days
      • Plant alongside greens like kale, chard, and lettuce that you’re letting grow to maturity, and include some edible flowers like pansies and violas
    • Mushrooms in low light?  2-17 dollar a lbs – Link

Comparision

Frozen spinach – 16oz – $2.79

Dole – 8oz – $2.99

Tango micro goals

  • basic 8 – link
    • what we did already
  • Simple body to body walk – link
    • there’s a little trot we can turn this into for show
  • molinetes – turn into a step into the follow – link
    • a place changing turn with dramatic push if we want
  • ocho Atrás – link
    • backwards ocho’s a stable of the beautiful leg turns
  • El Sanguchito – link
    • the sandwhich is a leg “trap” by the leader