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Posted in thread: Hard Iced Tea on 03-02-2009 at 10:45 PM
Just started a batch a couple week ago. I used less sugar the gravity was only a 1.045. I
wanted a lighter drink for the spring and summer months will back sweeten with lemonade
Posted in thread: Cider in primary on 02-28-2009 at 08:34 PM
Posted in thread: Cider in primary on 02-28-2009 at 01:54 PM
I made some cider out of five gallons of apple juice a can of apple juice concentrate and two
pounds of brown sugar. I pitched some US-05 ale yeast in a six gallon carboy. Its been two
months and abou...
Posted in thread: Young Cider Vinegar? on 02-16-2009 at 12:43 AM
If you sanitize everything I doubt its ruined, when I have tasted my cider real young its
allways tart with a sharp edge almost acidic like you said you would be amazed at what even a
few more weeks w...
Posted in thread: Young Cider Vinegar? on 02-16-2009 at 12:13 AM
Taste could be cause its only three weeks old, give it a little time probably allright. Any
fermented beverage will taste off when its still young.
Posted in thread: Kumquats!!! making my first mead with em' on 02-15-2009 at 11:18 PM
Looks great the only thing you made need is some pectic enzyme since you boiled the fruit even
for a few seconds it could still be a pain to get it to clear. I wouldnt worry about campden at
Posted in thread: Need recipes involving apple juice on 02-15-2009 at 01:19 PM
Yes the Safale S-04 will make krausen. I used a six gallon carboy and filled it with five
gallons of cider pitched yeast and the krausen crept up to the airlock, I didnt need a blow off
but came darn ...
Posted in thread: Sound the trumpet on 02-13-2009 at 05:37 PM
Thx pizzaman that was the idea I was going to use just kep hittin it with campden tablets.
Hopefully the spirits will smile upon me.
Posted in thread: Sound the trumpet on 02-13-2009 at 01:10 PM
Yeah pretty sure it is oxidation, I havent dumped it yet going to give it a few weeks, just in
case it isnt bad.
Posted in thread: Sound the trumpet on 02-13-2009 at 01:05 AM
Yep but have to wait for fresh honey, last year I started a blackberry bush so thats what Im
probably going to make. It just sucks to lose six gallons of goodness.