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Posted in thread: Honey that's not honey? on 11-10-2011 at 02:10 PM
it this morning :mug:Maybe the mods can combine the threadsMy bad, we can let this one die
since honey is more related to mead anyways.
Posted in thread: Temp concern on 11-10-2011 at 03:43 AM
I totally disagree with this statement. I don't know about the temperature requirements of
Apfelwein but for ales, lagers, beer controlling fermentation temperatures is VERY important.1
Posted in thread: Cider Over-Carbonating Question on 11-10-2011 at 02:58 AM
Hi Ya'llI've been lurking around the forums for awhile sucking up info and know-how from you
guys :) I just had a quick question.. I bottled up a 3.2ish gallon batch of cider today after
Posted in thread: Temp concern on 11-10-2011 at 02:50 AM
This weekend I plan to put together my very 1st home brew. I was planning to start right off
with beer but after receiving the HomeBrewTalk newsletter Man, I love Apfelwein I deiced to let
Posted in thread: Honey that's not honey? on 11-10-2011 at 02:47 AM
Heads up, apparently cheap honey might contain undesirables. Sorry if this is a repost. cheap
off-brand and some name brand honeys are apparently microfiltered which suggests they're hiding
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 11-07-2011 at 01:45 PM
Cold crashing in winter? I'm located in frozen north. So in winter it can be 20 below or
colder. Could I rack to a secondary & cold crash for 4-5 hours outside & then bottle
pasteurize?You could, but ...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 10-15-2011 at 12:04 AM
I've read elsewhere that if you start out with pasteurized cider it actually gets vinegar-like
after a couple months. Starting from unpasteurized supposedly produces cider that will store
for a year.P...
Posted in thread: Home Pasteurizing (no, really) on 10-12-2011 at 05:01 PM
pasturization isnt primarily to kill the yeast , but to kill everything else living in the beer
to extend shelf life and safety.145 degrees for 30 minutes is proven to pasteurize milk to
99.999%. I th...
Posted in thread: Home Pasteurizing (no, really) on 10-12-2011 at 04:24 PM
Yeast dies between the temperatures of 120F to 140F, depending on the yeast strain. So you
could actually use a far lower temperature in order to pasteurize your beer.The trade off is
time. If you hav...