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Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ales on 08-10-2012 at 06:28 PM
I just did a PM pumpkin ale with two cans of Libbys. I added my pumpkin spice with 5min left in
the boil, 1/4tsp of vanilla, 1/4 tsp of maple flavor at flame out. Smells amazing.I will say
that I don'...
Posted in thread: Help! Skeptical Friends! on 08-10-2012 at 05:34 PM
I wish I could remember which thread it was, but on the GM forums I read about this poster who
claimed to have been infected with botulism from his mead because he made it with raw honey. I
Posted in thread: First mead (cyser) in primary. Questions and concerns. on 08-08-2012 at 02:27 PM
I'd give it a couple weeks before doing anything rash. You just diluted the ABV to 2/3 of what
it was before, so the yeast may well jump back to life and start fermenting the cider you've
just added. ...
Posted in thread: First mead (cyser) in primary. Questions and concerns. on 08-07-2012 at 02:42 PM
New update: So after cold crashing it for a couple weeks I finally racked it into another 1
gallon carboy. The sediment didn't go down as much as I would have liked. After racking I ended
up with a li...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 07-30-2012 at 05:20 PM
I made really big black ale. I had an old partial mash kit for european bock. Add 1lb of extra
dark DME 1lb of extra golden DME. Picked up some fresh (er) hops. 1oz of Cluster 2 oz of
pallisade 1/2 oz...
Posted in thread: First mead (cyser) in primary. Questions and concerns. on 07-30-2012 at 04:30 PM
Update: It's been cold crashing in my fridge for over a week. Sediment has only compacted a
little. How long should I give it? If it doesn't go down to an ideal level do I have any
options or should I...
Posted in thread: First mead (cyser) in primary. Questions and concerns. on 07-19-2012 at 02:49 AM
New Update: Just did a gravity reading and it's at 1.050. If I remember right the max this
yeast could do is 1.040. It's not quite 3 weeks yet so I'm inclined to wait to see if it will
get down 1.040....
Posted in thread: Sour Fears. on 07-18-2012 at 04:56 PM
Thanks for the advice and encouragement guys. That thread link gave me all the info I need. I'm
going to give it go.:)
Posted in thread: Sour Fears. on 07-17-2012 at 10:09 PM
Well after hearing this I might hold off until I have some extra money to burn on sour
equipment. Would it be worth my while maybe to try it in a 1 gallon carboy? $5 I can do.
Posted in thread: Sour Fears. on 07-17-2012 at 09:02 PM
So I've been really curious about trying to due a wild brew/sour on a small scale. The only
commercial example I've ever tried have been Blue Moon Farmhouse Ale and Lindeman's Framboise
(which I know ...