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Posted in thread: 1st Hard Cider Brew Starts Tomorrow! on 08-29-2014 at 05:47 AM
Hmm... thats quite a high FG for a cider in my experience. Watch those bottles carefully - you
might end up with bottle bombs. My ciders usually finish at around 0.991-0.995 depending on
whether I use...
Posted in thread: Dry malt extract on 08-26-2014 at 07:39 AM
Did you then continue on to boil the wort? How long for? Did the recipe call for late hops, and
if so, did you add them before the boil started too?If you managed a good rolling boil for 60
Posted in thread: A Controversial Question: What is the best crappy beer? on 08-26-2014 at 06:10 AM
Not much choice around here. If I'm out of homebrew I can buy San Miguel Pale Pilsen, San
Miguel Red Horse or San Miguel Light. The Light is like a nasty alcoholic soft drink without
any sugar - so th...
Posted in thread: Last HomeBrewTalk Swag Giveaway for the Summer - Open to All! on 08-26-2014 at 05:02 AM
Signed up and I'm in please!
Posted in thread: 1st Hard Cider Brew Starts Tomorrow! on 08-15-2014 at 10:40 AM
I normally let my cider ferment for a full 5 weeks, until it drops nice and clear in the
fermenter. You can drink it earlier, but it tastes MUCH better if allowed to ferment longer.
You then have the ...
Posted in thread: Way too much smoke! What did I do wrong? on 07-17-2014 at 09:25 AM
Smoked malt is easier to tell by smell than taste, though you should be able to taste the
smokiness too. As soon as you open up the container it is stored in, it should smell strongly
of woodsmoke. If...
Posted in thread: Why are my all-around beers coming out thin? on 07-17-2014 at 07:59 AM
How do I calibrate my thermometer?I bought a cheap glass lab-style spirit thermometer (0-100
degrees C) like those I used in science classes back in high school. Checked all my
thermometers against i...
Posted in thread: Racking early to secondary? on 07-17-2014 at 07:28 AM
Id like to rack before reaching final gravity as soon as fermentation has slowed but will this
slow or stop the fermentation process?No. Racking early to secondary is likely to rouse some
Posted in thread: Grain Taste on 07-17-2014 at 04:54 AM
My first AG batch was slightly grainy in the first couple of weeks in the bottle - it was a
very lightly hopped, malty Scotch style ale.Things to check are: the age of your grain - I was
using the las...
Posted in thread: Way too much smoke! What did I do wrong? on 07-17-2014 at 03:50 AM
I agree with all those posting above that nothing you've listed should actually taste of smoke
- the chocolate malt may make it taste a bit burnt though.If there is too much burnt flavour to