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Posted in thread: Secondary: When to Rack? on 10-01-2013 at 03:49 PM
You raise a good point. I'd been hoping to back-sweeten this for some foam, but if after 3
months the yeasties haven't done anything then that might just not happen.I guess I'll just
bottle it wheneve...
Posted in thread: Secondary: When to Rack? on 10-01-2013 at 03:29 AM
So my first mead has now spent 3 months in secondary. I've read 50/50 advice about when to rack
mead in secondary- some say at this point and others that I should just ignore the carboy until
Posted in thread: I think I broke it - help needed on 06-18-2013 at 09:14 PM
Just want to add that you should NOT pasteurize if on opening your bottle the foam fully
escapes the neck. If you do there's a good chance they'll just detonate in your kettle like
little fruity grena...
Posted in thread: First applejack....mmmmm on 06-17-2013 at 05:57 PM
Just finished, er, jacking. Yep, jackin' it in my kitchen.Impressions:-Jesus, this stuff is
strong. The ice cider it was based on was already pretty potent but this is just hellacious. It
tastes like ...
Posted in thread: How best to sweeten cider? on 06-17-2013 at 03:37 PM
A good rule of thumb is that it takes about 1/4 cup of sugar to carbonate a gallon of cider. So
if you add more than that, and then arrest fermentation when carbonation is complete through
Posted in thread: First applejack....mmmmm on 06-17-2013 at 03:31 PM
I'm gonna try this this week with some cider I made from nothing but concentrate. It's frozen
right now, so just a matter of sitting it out tonight, I guess! Think I'll just put a colander
in a big st...
Posted in thread: "Made With Hand-Picked Apples" on 06-13-2013 at 05:34 PM
I actually like Michelob AND Stella's ciders. I guess I'm vulgar lol.Keep in mind that the US
is actually one of the few remaining places where Stella Artois beer IS imported from Belgium
and not just...
Posted in thread: Punishingly dry cider on 06-12-2013 at 11:34 PM
That's reassuring. I've had to deal with the fusel "rocket fuel" taste before but this is
totally different. I'll pasteurize in the next couple of days and see how it pans out.
Posted in thread: Punishingly dry cider on 06-12-2013 at 10:56 PM
Made my first 5 gallon batch recently. Initial ingredients were 4.5gal of apple juice and 6
tubes of concentrate. All was well and good and at 1 month it tasted like a pretty typical
Posted in thread: Cheap gift cider on 05-27-2013 at 02:04 AM
Taste all the time!Young cider has a slightly burney acid-ey heat to it. This dissapates with
bottle conditioning and is IMO the best reason to bottle condition. I assume time in the keg
will work the...