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  • Posted in thread: Bad reaction from Cider on 10-23-2014 at 04:55 PM
    Sounds like quite the mystery.Not likely the yeast.If your procedures have been identical over
    previous batches, it would seem that chemical contamination would not be likely. If your health
    has not c...

  • Posted in thread: Backsweetening with FAJC on 10-23-2014 at 03:25 PM
    Magners is about middle of the road as far as sweetness ... in 12oz cider: 19g carbs and 19g
    sugars (that is, all the carbs come from sweetening).Some others ...Crispin ... 12 sugars ...
    18 carbohydra...

  • Posted in thread: How do you know if you drink too much. on 10-21-2014 at 04:28 PM
    which reminds me: if you use ammonia in your cocktails "for a little kick", pass one over
    son!Not to get too OT here but; got me curious ... Googled putting ammonia in a cocktail and,
    yes (to my surpr...

  • Posted in thread: How do you know if you drink too much. on 10-20-2014 at 05:09 PM
    kinda related ... with distilled spirits: If you use your thumb on the side of the bottle to
    measure the amount of booze going into your drink, rather than measuring it in the glass ...
    you may be dri...

  • Posted in thread: How do you know if you drink too much. on 10-20-2014 at 04:38 PM
    Many endurance athletes would probably disagree with this statement. If your carb to proteins
    intake is out of balance it is not unusual to smell of ammonia after a long exercise
    session...I am aware ...

  • Posted in thread: When is cider aged best? on 10-20-2014 at 12:08 AM
    ... then backsweeten and bottle straight away, letting the aging happen in the bottle
    conditioning stage ... My question is - is it wise? Bottle conditioning means putting fizz into
    your cider ... car...

  • Posted in thread: How do you know if you drink too much. on 10-19-2014 at 11:32 PM
    A pretty open sort of question ... a lot of possible answers.If you EVER smell of ammonia (as
    in, through your pores) ... you are drinking too much and your liver is basically at about
    defcon 4.Your l...

  • Posted in thread: Sulphites on 10-19-2014 at 11:20 PM
    Considering the cost of your kits and the length of time invested, If you have some pH test
    tape you might want to check the pH. This is a major factor in how much sulfiting is needed.
    Most wines fini...

  • Posted in thread: Bavarian Pretzel Recipe on 10-19-2014 at 04:37 PM
    from 2011, worth bumping too ...As an alternative to both lye and baking soda, one can use
    Sodium carbonate (commonly known as washing soda).Sodium carbonate can be purchased directly,
    or produced by ...

  • Posted in thread: Bavarian Pretzel Recipe on 10-19-2014 at 04:24 PM
    Star san is an acid. Lye and baking soda are both alkaline. So, very different animals. Would
    it work? I'm 99% sure it would not.Yep.The lye speeds up the maillard reaction for browning and
    umami tast...

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