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Posted in thread: Kegging cider on 05-23-2014 at 08:15 PM
Its really whatever your personal preference is. I like mine a little bit more carbonated than
beer as well.
Posted in thread: Funky cinnamon cider on 05-23-2014 at 08:13 PM
How about a shot or two of Fireball whiskey, or similarly flavored cinnamon liquor.
Posted in thread: What acid level am I generally shooting for? on 05-23-2014 at 08:11 PM
now did you measure this before or after fermentation. I'm referring to the juice before
fermentation. Things will obviously change after fermentation, but I don't know if there are
any pH or acidity ...
Posted in thread: What acid level am I generally shooting for? on 05-23-2014 at 07:10 PM
That is your total acid. You need to look at that, and pH. You are generally looking for
0.3-0.5% total acid, and a pH of around 3.2-3.8You can read more here is a quote on pH and
acidity from the si...
Posted in thread: Planting cider trees in CT on 05-06-2014 at 03:37 PM
This is also an awesome resource for culitvars. He's based in the UK, so some of the
information may be based on their climate etc. did research a while ago, but I know there are
nurserys in the US ...
Posted in thread: How to pour homebrew label on 05-03-2013 at 07:49 PM
I have one that I made a few years back. May not be the one you remember seeing. I'll dig it
off of my old hard drive this weekend for you though.
Posted in thread: Do crystal malts contain carbs that can be converted by base malt enzymes? on 07-05-2012 at 03:33 PM
Actually edcculus, the link provided in the second post details experiments by Nilo that
suggest there is a substantial amount of unconverted starch in crystal malt and including it in
the mash will n...
Posted in thread: Do crystal malts contain carbs that can be converted by base malt enzymes? on 07-04-2012 at 10:43 PM
The short answer is that you can expect a very similar result from mashing crystal malts as
steeping them. Crystal malts have undergone a different malting process in that 1 - they have
no or very lit...
Posted in thread: Surly Bitter Brewer BJCP Category on 05-20-2012 at 03:56 PM
If anything, I think maybe 8C would be appropriate (Extra Special/Strong Bitter), although at
4.1% you could probably swing 8B. I've never had the beer, but everything seems pretty OK for
that style. ...
Posted in thread: Good lord its been a while on 05-17-2012 at 03:48 PM
Hate to tell you, but brewing with a new born around is tough! Congratulations though!Thats why
I'm tying to squeeze in a few before it is born! I'll probably stick to ciders for a while when
it is a ...