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Posted in thread: Cider Starter on 10-24-2013 at 01:23 PM
I do starters for all my ciders. I usually create a very large starter using DME, cold crash
for 12 hours and pour off all the liquid. Half goes into a baby food jar for the next starter
and half goes...
Posted in thread: Basement brewery flooring on 10-23-2013 at 03:28 PM
I've used the machines that shoot BB's against the floor before epoxy is applied and I would
not want to do it in my basement. I would acid wash the floor and go with epoxy.
Posted in thread: Freezing an alternative to pasteurization? on 10-16-2013 at 12:15 PM
I've been stove top pasteurizing for some time now with great success. I've also missed the
window and ended up with gushers and in the end I opened them all up and rebottled. Even if you
do freeze th...
Posted in thread: What hop varieties to grow at my new house? on 10-08-2013 at 12:12 PM
I grew 5 cascade plants this year near the Lansing area with good results for being in
Posted in thread: Nottingham question on 10-02-2013 at 01:11 PM
A lot also depends on your yeast pitching amount. I started 2 ciders with different yeast
amounts. The fist took 2 days to really take off and the other maybe 12 hours. I had the first
go from 1.08 to...
Posted in thread: lot of pulp at top of demijohn - help please on 10-02-2013 at 01:05 PM
Is it pulp, or is it a cider krausen (similar to beer)? My cider was filtered pretty fine and I
still had a 2" krausen on top, which eventually will fall.
Posted in thread: LOOK at what I found!!!!! on 10-02-2013 at 01:03 PM
Nice find on the press, I made my own press this year after not being able to find one like
this at a reasonable price. After pressing 18 gallons this year my only concern would be that
if you have a ...
Posted in thread: I'm Done... DIY apple grinder rant on 09-23-2013 at 12:42 PM
One thing that made our old disposal grinder work better was a rammer to push the apples
through faster. I made a wooden pestle, diameter just barely fit into the throat of the
grinder. Throw apples i...
Posted in thread: 5 gallon corny keg cleaning on 09-18-2013 at 12:11 PM
Stainless steel doesn't rust.Tell that to my cornies, pop ups, and dip tubes.
Posted in thread: 2.5G Corny Party Keg, 20# CO2 Tank, 4Way Distributor, Taprite 2-Output Reg, More. on 09-18-2013 at 02:10 AM
How much for the reg and faucet assembly shipped to 48879?