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Posted in thread: New to Brewing! on 09-01-2013 at 06:53 PM
Don't give up on it! My first batch went kind of like yours. No hydrometer, messed up on
ingredients, but in the end I still had a gallon of half way decent cider to drink and some
great learning expe...
Posted in thread: Testing gravity. on 01-13-2013 at 06:53 PM
I also use a turkey baster but for a test tube I use the tube the hydrometer comes in. Because
I only do one gallon batches to me it makes since to use a smaller size test tube. Plus I
always plan on ...
Posted in thread: Gusher! on 01-13-2013 at 06:49 PM
Wish I had seen this thread yesterday. Just got rid of five bottles. They weren't just gushers
they were fountains! Opened up what was supposed to have been a STILL apple/blackberry cider
Posted in thread: carbonation tablets? on 01-11-2013 at 03:54 AM
That is not the case. The amount of sugar in the carb tabs (assuming you follow the directions)
is just the right amount so that, in a couple weeks, you're left with a good level of
carbonation and no...
Posted in thread: carbonation tablets? on 01-10-2013 at 09:42 PM
I'm not sure what prompted you to ask this question but I think it may be predicated on the
underlying misconception that since carb tabs are made of sugar, they count as backsweetening
(they don't). ...
Posted in thread: carbonation tablets? on 01-10-2013 at 04:36 PM
I know the answer will probably be yes, but is there still a need to pasteurize when using
Posted in thread: Is this normal? on 01-08-2013 at 02:40 PM
I just had the same thing happen with a batch I used ale yeast with, but I put it outside for a
few days. Temps were around mid fifties during the day and high forties at night. It didn't
stop the yea...
Posted in thread: Cold Temp Fermentation on 01-07-2013 at 08:34 AM
What are the benefits of a slow ferment?
Posted in thread: Historical cider factoids. on 12-31-2012 at 04:41 PM
Found this. word cider originally was used in reference to any drink that got you drunk. And
at one point in time we were all referred to as girls, no matter your gender.
Posted in thread: Cider First Timer Advice on 12-31-2012 at 08:18 AM
When you bottle, take an empty 20oz plastic bottle and fill with cider than screw the lid on
tight. Every day or two give the plastic bottle a squeeze until its hard. Than take one of your
bottles of ...