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Posted in thread: My cider tastes more like beer! on 07-13-2016 at 05:14 PM
Use a different yeast next time, I suggest a wine yeast like BA11 or R2, but many swear by S4.
or Nottingham. One thing that is a big misunderstanding, there will never be any increase in
Posted in thread: DIY Cool Bot Builders on 07-09-2016 at 12:23 AM
My bad. AC evaporators get cold really fast. The beauty of using two controllers (or the
coolbot) is that you don't have to worry about the fins freezing, which will happen eventually
if you just let ...
Posted in thread: DIY Cool Bot Builders on 07-08-2016 at 09:30 PM
It will do, but you won't have control over the room temp, only over the fins/evaporator temp.
Which may be enough though, definitely give it a try!Sorry I was not clearer, I meant using the
Posted in thread: DIY Cool Bot Builders on 07-07-2016 at 05:58 PM
I'm currently testing a makeshift coolbot I put together. It involves two STC-1000 units in
series, as stated in a previous post, but instead of connecting the a/c unit, the STCs trigger
a small 5v li...
Posted in thread: Elder-flower cider? on 07-04-2016 at 09:40 PM
I agree with thelma5 & 1bottlerocket. If you wait till the end you can see what it will taste
like before you flavor the whole batch. Vodka is a fine way to extract the flavor, you could
also boil som...
Posted in thread: Pasteurized? on 07-04-2016 at 09:34 PM
Yes. That's a great place to start. The pasteurization will have killed any harmful bacteria
and wild yeast, and by using a packaged strain you will get a nice clean fermentation.
Posted in thread: Help -- Oversweetened on 07-04-2016 at 04:18 PM
Add plain water with some malic acid
Posted in thread: Cheap bulk yeast? on 06-24-2016 at 01:36 AM
Scott labs will sell you bricks. You can get smaller packages of most of their strains from
MoreWine of you don't want 500g at a time. It's also hard to keep it in bulk and not
contaminate it. That's ...
Posted in thread: Where do you ferment? on 06-23-2016 at 12:05 PM
Jelly for jealous with impressive as a disclaimer prefix?
Posted in thread: The 2016 NHC - Results/Speculation Thread on 06-20-2016 at 03:43 PM
37.5 for my Weissbier. Grabbed a gold & BOS. I'm happy.Congrats, I was psyched that a
hefeweizen won BOS, it's all I 'try' to brew. Can you share your recipe?