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  • Posted in thread: Brisket on 12-06-2016 at 11:05 PM
    I had an old timer once tell me the only thing that doesn't get a water pan is jerky. How are
    the12 hour brisket guys smoking w/o water and not drying out their meats, injection?

  • Posted in thread: Oh applejack, how i love thee! on 12-06-2016 at 08:51 PM
    I have a 5 cu. ft. freezer in my garage that has a 6.5 gallon bucket of fermenting cider in it
    as well as eight 1/2 gallon jugs in it, and I am using a cheapo heating pad as a heat source.
    Without the...

  • Posted in thread: Aging cider on 12-04-2016 at 02:51 AM
    If your cider has a low enough pH and a high enough ABV, it will last years and continue to
    improve the whole time. Years ago I bottled some high ABV cider that after two years was just
    starting to ge...

  • Posted in thread: Storing applejack ? on 12-02-2016 at 10:45 PM
    Ya i dont have many juice jugs. I did try a 4L milk jug, didnt work well. Also tried a few
    different style large mouth jugs but didnt like them.The plastic milk jugs used down here have
    straight sides...

  • Posted in thread: Storing applejack ? on 12-01-2016 at 11:26 PM
    BILITIT, the only 2-liter pop bottles I have are the Coke brand ones. The problem is they have
    a ridge at the bottom of the bottle that prevents the initial melt from draining out; there is
    3/4" of a ...

  • Posted in thread: Storing applejack ? on 11-30-2016 at 10:00 PM
    You can use any air-tight container to age your applejack in.I guess everything is relative
    drinking/storage wise. I have put opened bottles of well aged applejack in the freezer after
    opening and the...

  • Posted in thread: Oh applejack, how i love thee! on 11-29-2016 at 06:23 AM
    I know it is colder there than it is here, so I hope someone makes a wise decision that will
    help you out. On the other side of this equation, an electric heating pad and a wooden box
    covered in what ...

  • Posted in thread: Oh applejack, how i love thee! on 11-29-2016 at 12:44 AM
    Is there no gas anywhere in or near the garage? Can you get a plumber from somewhere? It really
    isn't rocket science to run black pipe.

  • Posted in thread: Oh applejack, how i love thee! on 11-28-2016 at 03:24 AM
    I used to live in Arizona; there are many jokes about cocktail waitresses living in Nevada
    having less than high moral standards thereby being "loose" women. My Mother has a unique way
    of judging cert...

  • Posted in thread: Oh applejack, how i love thee! on 11-27-2016 at 05:57 AM
    This is off topic, but i had to write it while I remembered it. A woman and a man meet in a bar
    and decide to go home together, as the man takes off his shirt the woman comments on how large
    his chest...

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Primary: 3 gal. apple skin wine, 5 gal Grad Cider part Trois Freezer: Graduation Cider Part Deux . Conditioning Room: Graduation Cider Parts One and Deux In process currently: 4 gallons of Ice Cider fermenting at 55* F
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Posted: 
December 30, 2014  •  06:35 AM
Minden Man ,
Good to see a local with similar interests. I'm up in Spanish Springs. Just got into brewing this summer, and all I do at night is read about brewing. And just bought a whole bunch more equipment off craigslist. I'd like to pick your brain in the future on the cider thing. That will be in the next brew or two. Does Costco have an appropriate apple juice or FJC? They have a good price on honey for the mead I have planned.
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December 31, 2014  •  07:50 PM
@modelafish, Ask me anything you want, I will help you as much as I can. For a new cider maker, I suggest going store bought at least the first couple of batches. The apple juice that Costco sells is fine, and most any FJC will work too. I make a lot of apple jack, so it is not uncommon for me to add 3 cans of FAJC into a 1 gallon batch. I do not add them all at once to not stress the yeast. I use Pasteur Red (not Champagne) yeast to make my ciders now, and even at 18% ABV, there is still apple flavor before concentrating.
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