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Old 07-02-2013, 12:46 PM   #1701
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Is 6 cups about right for back sweetening? This is my first batch. That seems like a bit much, but I have no idea really.
Depends on how sweet you like it. The recipe calls for 6 cups so I'd follow the recipe if this is your first batch. You can always make more and adjust the sugar for taste
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:07 PM   #1702
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Your Abv is wrong its actually 9.45% although as smooth as this stuff has come out for me I could easily see someone telling me its 6% instead of almost 10 and not giving it a second thought
I thought that might be the case but it's so smooth and easy drinking I figured there is no way it could be that high.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:08 PM   #1703
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Is 6 cups about right for back sweetening? This is my first batch. That seems like a bit much, but I have no idea really.
I think mine turned out perfect with 6 cups. I know some folks do less and sweeten to taste when they are drinking instead of sweetening the entire batch.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #1704
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I gave away a few bottles and it was very well received. I now have another batch getting ready to be pitched.

And I liked it as well.

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Old 07-05-2013, 01:29 AM   #1705
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Is 6 cups about right for back sweetening? This is my first batch. That seems like a bit much, but I have no idea really.
Don't know if anyone else has had this issue, but I sweeten to about half that and it'd still a little sweet to my taste, now now that I'm on the second half of the keg, it's starting to get tart again. Is that just me? Or did I get all of the sugar in the first pints I pulled?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #1706
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Don't know if anyone else has had this issue, but I sweeten to about half that and it'd still a little sweet to my taste, now now that I'm on the second half of the keg, it's starting to get tart again. Is that just me? Or did I get all of the sugar in the first pints I pulled?
No expert: sounds to me like some of the BS sugar was fermented before all the yeast died.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:36 PM   #1707
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Hello all. I am feeling pretty sick today with the worst head cold ever. And I have to say skeeter pee makes the BEST HOT TODDY EVER! 2 parts SP, 1 part water, 1 bag of Earl grey tea, microwave for 1 minute. Then mix in two tbs of honey for one large glass. Another 45 seconds in the microwave and done. OMG this stuff is nice. Makes me forget the soar throat and gives me a smile.

Ok I just wanted to share.

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Old 07-09-2013, 06:11 PM   #1708
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Just finished kegging our first run of this about 20 minutes ago. Made two 5 gallon batches. One for a camping trip and another still waiting in the carboy since I have a feeling this wont last the weekend. Had about a half gallon more than the keg could handle so I popped the rest into a container and its chilling in the fridge. Cant wait until later tonight to break into it while watching soccer. I have a feeling once my kegerator gets done this will have a permanent tap during the summer. We added the sugar on the backend in one cup at a time until we got it to our liking. We found between 4-5 cups to be the sweet spot for us. I usually dislike wine but this really doesnt have the wine taste to me.

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Old 07-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #1709
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I have had mine kegged at 12 psi for 3 weeks and it still isnt carbed no leaks anywhere does anyone know why that would happen?

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Old 07-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #1710
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Is the keg at room temperature or is it cold? If its cold then there has to be a leak somewhere. Get a spray bottle of Starsan and spray it along the line and at the top of the keg, it will bubble where the leak is. I've had leaks before on the ball lock connector that I couldn't see or hear until I tried this and found the leak.

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