Last Activity:02-15-2012 9:34 PM
Posted in thread: Apple Jack -- Proof? on 02-16-2012 at 01:19 AM
How would you determine the alcohol content of cold-made batch of applejack? Hydrometer?
Posted in thread: Using Splenda??? on 02-03-2012 at 02:46 AM
I agree with the general sentiment -- it is nice in theory, but in practice your cider just
ends up tasting funky and "chemical-ish". I love sweet cider, but I actually prefer the "dry"
stuff to the "...
Posted in thread: Uh oh -- mold? on 01-28-2012 at 02:52 AM
Had some small white spot appear at the top of my carboy. Mold? Perhaps simply yeast?I will be
seriously bummed if 5 gallons (that's how much I have is ruined):(
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 01-22-2012 at 02:52 AM
Thanks to all that responded. Okay, I saw some people reference it but has anyone actually
tried the "Washing Machine" method? (Same general concept but rather than pots, pans and
thermometers, you ju...
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 01-21-2012 at 04:17 AM
I am looking to try this method, but am nervous. (New father!)Any methods to reduce risk?I like
the plastic bottle test idea regarding test carbonation. (My thought is you should always test,
but a pl...
Posted in thread: Recycling Beer Bottles -- Tricks for Glue Removal? on 01-23-2011 at 12:52 AM
Guess I should have checked the two or three threads dedicated solely to his subject.:cross:
Posted in thread: Recycling Beer Bottles -- Tricks for Glue Removal? on 01-23-2011 at 12:44 AM
Money is tight.I am bottling some homebrew and recycling some old beer bottles. Does anyone
know any good tricks for help getting the old labels (and more specifically the glue)
off?Thanks in advance.
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 01-22-2011 at 04:13 AM
Perhaps a dumb question . . . . Has anyone tried this with Grolsch "Flip Top" bottles?
Posted in thread: Gunk at bottom of bottles on 01-20-2011 at 03:12 AM
Still kind of new to home brewing . . . . so bear with me.I am a big fan of carbonated cider --
in fact that's really the only way I like it. As such I tend to incorporate the natural
Posted in thread: Can I use a new 5 gallon plastic bucket from Home depot ?? on 02-08-2010 at 05:19 AM
So I recently racked a batch of hard apple cider into an ACE's, white plastic bucket.Should I
dump it out -- or make sure all my home insurance premiums are paid up?