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Posted in thread: Low final gravity on 07-04-2015 at 06:36 AM
I am going to guess you had an "extra long" mash w/o knowing it as stated above. I always use
off boiling water to sparge with, and some say room temperature water works just as well as
warm to wash o...
Posted in thread: Low final gravity on 07-03-2015 at 08:43 PM
You don't mention the volume of your mash water nor do you mention the sparge volume you used,
what were they please?
Posted in thread: So, I impulsively threw together some ingredients for Cider - Will this work? on 07-03-2015 at 04:54 AM
Paul F, or, you could put it in the unused bath tub with water as a buffering medium for the
temperature. Remember, 68* F ambient could reach 74*F or higher when fermenting. That high of
Posted in thread: Super Strength Cider on 07-03-2015 at 04:50 AM
Which is why I use FAJC to fortify instead of plain sugar.
Posted in thread: Super Strength Cider on 07-02-2015 at 11:31 PM
I make all my hard ciders in 1 gallon batches just in case I don't like the results. I recently
had two batches due to pH issues turned into vinegar w/o my consent. No big deal really, I will
Posted in thread: Super Strength Cider on 07-02-2015 at 09:32 PM
One of my fellow home brew club members makes 20% ABV hard cider that he makes into applejack.
He uses sugar to fortify the ABV; I have tasted his a/j and it is quite good (really good
actually) but I...
Posted in thread: Cider smells like Cat Pee on 07-02-2015 at 09:08 PM
I also don't believe you did anything wrong. EC-1118 is a very aggressive yeast, and it may
well take at least 6 months for the apple flavor to return.
Posted in thread: Has Brewing Your Own Ruined It For You? on 07-02-2015 at 08:59 PM
I used to not IPAs at all. It eventually dawned on me it wasn't all the hops, it was one
dimensional (at least it seemed) IPAs. Once I had the opportunity to drink really well made
IPAs, my life chang...
Posted in thread: New Wort Chiller!!! - What do you think? on 07-02-2015 at 05:53 AM
That is a thing of beauty. I wonder did you have a fixed mandrel with three "pipes" attached? I
just built my second wort chiller, 40' of 3/8 I.D. tubing, and I designed it to use in a BK 40
Posted in thread: Making Applejack from hard cider? on 06-29-2015 at 03:12 AM
Icarus, you don't know nuthin'. If you hadn't flown so close to the sun your math skills would
be better... j/k. If your applejack is liquid at -10*F then 40% ABV should be correct. The same
as a shot...