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Posted in thread: Will Butyric Acid age out after bottling? on 11-14-2014 at 04:37 PM
Thanks guys,Forgetting about them is easy. I've got a closet full of sours. Letting these ones
sit in the back for a year isn't a problem at all.I think the issue was that I used dregs that
Posted in thread: What is your go to cider or cyser yeast? on 11-10-2014 at 04:48 PM
1118 for sure. It's happy at a wide temp. range, plus it finishes clean and quickly.
Posted in thread: Will Butyric Acid age out after bottling? on 11-10-2014 at 04:04 PM
Hi all,Just had my first run in with the notorious 'vomit' flavor in one of my sours.
Admittedly I screwed up by bottling it a bit prematurely. It's not awful, the flavor's just a
background note. But...
Posted in thread: Hard Cider backsweetening without artifical sugar? on 11-06-2014 at 04:25 PM
My first batch is in the keg and I added sorbate and swear it gives it a funny taste. It's only
been a few weeks so I'm hoping it will mellow in time.That's what I always ran into. I never
did end up ...
Posted in thread: Hard Cider backsweetening without artifical sugar? on 11-05-2014 at 06:50 PM
So no chemical additives right? You just use the keezer temp to stop further
fermentation?That's the way I do it too. No more chemicals. I know people like to use sorbate,
but I must be extra sensitiv...
Posted in thread: dry hopping a cider on 10-29-2014 at 06:54 PM
No good cause to strong or not strong enough?Too strong, and an odd flavor overall. A little
harsh and vegetal.
Posted in thread: Does your LHBS acknowledge your custom? on 10-23-2014 at 11:26 PM
I've got 5 in town: 2 are close to my work, which are both awesome. 1 down the street from my
house, which is awesome. And 2 on the far sides of town, 1 of which is awesome, the other is
not. They all...
Posted in thread: Apple Juice as a back sweetener? on 10-23-2014 at 06:00 PM
IC,thanks for the reply, as for #2, I want the the taste of apple and sweetness. If I
backsweeten with splenda or xylitol, I will not get the apple taste I am looking for. Maybe I
will use some frozen...
Posted in thread: BrewsBySmith 2 stage Fermentation Temperature Controller Giveaway! on 10-23-2014 at 03:36 PM
Awesome, thanks guys! Count me in.
Posted in thread: Beer brewers have become a nervous bunch....heh on 10-22-2014 at 10:51 PM
On one hand I agree with you. Some homebrewers definitely need to RDWHAHB. However, I didn't
get into this hobby to make mediocre beer. I've spent far too much money and time to make
'decent' beer. I ...