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  • Posted in thread: Bourbon Barrel Cider on 10-28-2014 at 07:48 PM
    I figured I'd repost my favorite recipe from the Recipe's page since those get little in the
    way of replies. I'm on my forth patch now and have kicked it up to 'double bourbon, double oak'
    but otherwi...

  • Posted in thread: Bourbon Barrel Cider on 08-17-2014 at 04:37 PM
    I've made this recipe a few times now and I really love the result, so I thought I'd share.
    It's inspired by one of my favorite beers, Northern Brewer's Bourbon Barrel Porter. Essentially
    you just mak...

  • Posted in thread: No yeast and the LHBS is closed, bread yeast? on 04-22-2014 at 01:40 PM
    My experience with this (I've done it multiple times in experiments) is that it results in an
    off flavor, probably the 'clove' spice that mdennytoo mentions. Kind of a a yeasty, spicy
    headiness to it....

  • Posted in thread: Sediment in bottles on 04-13-2014 at 12:42 PM
    Plastic kegs are starting be become available and soon may be the only way homebrewers keg
    things. At the moment, however, the keg of choice is the Corney. They're easy to work with,
    readily available...

  • Posted in thread: Worst case scenario from overpitching on 04-11-2014 at 07:44 PM
    The apocalypse.Seriously, I'm pretty sure nothing bad can happen by over-pitching the yeast. If
    you've added enough additional liquid I guess at some point you've watered down your cider. It

  • Posted in thread: Bottling questions on 04-11-2014 at 07:40 PM
    I'm trying to understand where you're at right now. You're saying you only want a 'slight fizz'
    but whenever I'm done fermenting I essentially have ZERO fizz. Until I prime it in the bottle
    or keg it ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling questions on 04-11-2014 at 05:17 PM
    Yeah, you definitely need to get a few kegs, force carbonate it, and bottle it carbed. If you
    want to go through that volume in a semi-pro fashion, I would think you should pick up a
    blichmann beer gu...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling questions on 04-11-2014 at 03:02 PM
    Are you serious about the 250G?!!! That's a pretty hardcore place to be while not having this
    figured out already.I think you're going to have a really hard time trying to do anything other
    than keggi...

  • Posted in thread: Still yeasty after 4 months? on 04-10-2014 at 05:57 PM
    What type of yeast did you use? When I made my first batch it never lost the yeast flavor (even
    when perfectly clear) because I was using bread yeast. As soon as I switched to fermentor's
    yeast the pr...

  • Posted in thread: Good juice choices besides treetop? on 04-10-2014 at 05:49 PM
    It's not surprising they can sell the juice so cheap compared to the apples. A lot of the cost
    is in spoilage, packaging, and shipping. All of that goes way down when you first make the
    juice. Same re...