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Posted in thread: Pasteurization? on 11-25-2015 at 01:50 AM
Properly done, pasteurization will kill any yeast hanging around. But if I'm reading you
correctly, I would not pasteurize before bottling.For one thing, pasteurization temps. will
drive off some of t...
Posted in thread: Primary Fermenter foam-bombed... is it ruined? on 11-23-2015 at 02:03 AM
On the other hand, you just named this batch: Foam Bomb :D
Posted in thread: Still actively fermenting? on 11-23-2015 at 01:58 AM
Interesting. I would have thought that the temperature drop would have slowed the yeast. But
then the yeast ferment on their own schedule, not ours. It's actually a good idea to start at a
Posted in thread: Truebrew Nut Brown- Forgot to add Brown Sugar? on 11-23-2015 at 01:42 AM
Adding sugar after a day or two, or maybe even 3 is somewhat common especially in Belgians, but
after a week, your fermentation is probably about finished. You could boil it up in a little
water and a...
Posted in thread: 8 gallon kettle, worth it? on 11-23-2015 at 01:28 AM
I'm another with a 7.5G turkey fryer setup, doing fullboils for 5.5G batches. I actually start
with about 7G in the BK, boiling down to 6G, and manage to do it without a boilover. Repeat
after me- Fer...
Posted in thread: Using Gelatin on 11-23-2015 at 01:07 AM
Nice pictorial Gavin!
Posted in thread: Apparantly I'm a beginner again - how do I mash? on 11-23-2015 at 12:01 AM
wow- only 1.010 after 60 minutes? I'm thinking that either you thermometer is way off on the
low side(like 20* off) or the 7 year old grain has lost all it's enzymatic ability. Or maybe,
Posted in thread: Cider makers, what do you want for Christmas? on 11-22-2015 at 12:21 AM
A cider press. There's hundreds of trees with millions of apples just going to waste.......At
$5-$6 per gallon of fresh cider, I limit myself to making 1 batch per year.
Posted in thread: What do I fill my bubbler with? on 11-22-2015 at 12:05 AM
Yep- Fruit flies, also known as vinegar flies. Carry acetobacter that will turn your precious
to vinegar. Keep them away! I've found cheap tequila in a shot glass attracts them and they die
Posted in thread: Champagne Style Cider on 11-21-2015 at 11:52 PM
3 Years past, a straight cider(5G fresh cider +2 lb honey) bottled with two cans of frozen
apple juice concentrate. Result= a highly carbonated, bone dry cider. Very much like a dry
champagne. It took...