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Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2015 Edition! on 01-08-2015 at 04:52 PM
Made another gallon of traditional Mead today with goldenrod honeyleftover from last year.
Lavlin EC 1118/ SG 1.11422+1 = 23 gallons
Posted in thread: 1st Applejack on 01-08-2015 at 12:28 PM
Put 1 1/2 gals of hard cider in a 2 gal plastic fermenter with lid and stuck it in the chest
freezer overnight at 10 below zero. Did some ice skimming every hour as it started to freeze
until there wa...
Posted in thread: Cider with safale 05 on 01-08-2015 at 12:14 PM
My 5 gal batch with 05 seem to go on fermenting for 6-8 weeks but temps were in the lower 60s
mostly. Ended up with FG of 1.005. Just bottled it after 11 weeks.
Posted in thread: Applejack on 01-04-2015 at 08:21 AM
The temperature you freeze applejack at should determine you final ABV according to this
interesting article on jack. I could get it to 10 below in my chest freezer or wait for some 20
below winter te...
Posted in thread: How much do you tinker with your water... on 12-28-2014 at 05:28 PM
My brew water is from the backyard well, deep well, don't tweak anything and is good enough for
me, beers taste just fine fortunately..
Posted in thread: IBUs , how much is too much ? on 12-27-2014 at 02:06 PM
Thanks for explaining the balance part of it yooper.Guess that is what i was trying to get at,
bitterness and flavor happiness.
Posted in thread: IBUs , how much is too much ? on 12-27-2014 at 01:42 PM
Just curious as to what people's thresholds are to bitter beers.Tried some commercial craft
beers (Dogfishhead 60, SN torpedo, Sebago and Long Trail sick day IPAs )that were up there in
IBUs say in th...
Posted in thread: How often do you drink? on 12-23-2014 at 12:22 AM
1.315 beers per day average....I'm probably double that.I may be a little over my quota this
year.Started home brewing in May and have brewed 50 gals of beer and 5 gals cider so far. But
!0 gals of be...
Posted in thread: How often do you drink? on 12-23-2014 at 12:11 AM
How often ?However often i need to consume 45 gals beer a year.That is the per capita
consumption of beer where i live. Got to keep up with the Joneses.
Posted in thread: What's your latest brewing mistake! Rookies and Pros--- on 12-16-2014 at 05:38 PM
The mistake i seem to make over and over is pounding too many down while brewing.Needless to
say things get a bit sloppy toward the end. Last time, the next day the brew pot hadn't even
been rinsed. H...