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Posted in thread: Rotting Strawberries? Can that happen? on 05-28-2011 at 02:37 PM
I agree it's probably not gonna become particularly "good" (although with yeast you never
know), but, at this point, I think if it ended being drinkable, that'd be a big improvement.
After all, what d...
Posted in thread: Bending an element on 05-28-2011 at 02:33 PM
I thought that the element was solid. Bending it sounds much less appealing now. I can go with
a 12" 4500 UL watt element and not have to risk the bending process. Being as I only do 5
gallon batches ...
Posted in thread: History of the Apple on 05-28-2011 at 12:06 PM
Hmmm...and here I thought the first apple was produced in California, in the '70s...
Posted in thread: Rotting Strawberries? Can that happen? on 05-28-2011 at 11:30 AM
People usually give way too much credit to alcohol. What's the %ABV of your beers? 5%? 6%?
That's not enough alcohol to even kill baker's yeast, let alone the wild yeast and bacteria
that might be pre...
Posted in thread: Bending an element on 05-28-2011 at 09:45 AM
You can bend it, as long as you don't kink the outer tube.A heating element is a metal tube
(normally a seamless SS tube), with a resistor wire running down the center, full of
borosilicate sand and s...
Posted in thread: Cysers - Apple Honey Cider on 05-28-2011 at 08:49 AM
1 campden tablet per gallon. Check your sources.Ouch! I just did. Turns out I've been doing it
wrong all these years...:o:oThanks for letting me know.Dj: you were right, I was wrong. Sorry.
Posted in thread: Dried mango wine on 05-28-2011 at 07:10 AM
Shhhh...damn...! :eek: :(It would've been nice to go live in a place like that...Can you
imagine, making your brew with fresh fruit, just off the plant?:drunk:
Posted in thread: Cysers - Apple Honey Cider on 05-28-2011 at 06:59 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. Ok, I added 5 campden tablets. Then the next day I added a can of
concentrated Apple juice. Today, I tried it.. and it taste like rubbing alcohol. No real
flavor... Any ide...
Posted in thread: Restarted fermentation? on 05-28-2011 at 06:44 AM
I knew about not mixing the krausen in again, but, the thing is, if you look at the pictures,
it seems the "nastiness" stayed stuck to the glass. The fact is I didn't really "shake it", but
more like ...
Posted in thread: Apple Jack on 05-28-2011 at 01:55 AM
Ok, possible dumb question here.Being that with yeasts like Montrachet or Pasteur Champagne you
can easily get to 18% ABV or more, what would be the advantage of freeze concentrating (;)) a