brianwadley

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07-29-2009

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10-05-2013 5:50 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • I'm a new brewer and therefore a giant question machine. I'll try to read all the related threads before starting a new one or posting a question.
  • Cider
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Brian Wadley
  • Classic Blues, Country and Coffee Shop Alternative Rock
  • Behind the Green Door, just kidding, I'm not old enough for that.
  • ST:DS9, ST:TNK, Quantum Leap, Bones, CSI: Miami (Who knew bad acting could be so good?), Burn Notice
  • Currently: Dies the Fire, Always: Snows of Kilamanjaro, Trumpet of the Swan and Of Mice and Men
  • none currently
  • I got into home brewing through a friend that talked constantly about it and his obsession with building a brew-pub until I finally got tired of him listening and thought this would shut him up about it. I was wrong, but at least now I'm beginning to understand what he is talking about and I'm starting to annoy other people with my own talking. And so the world turns.
  • Who knows...maybe a Nut Brown for winter?
  • generally cider
  • almost always cider
  • emotion
  • not kegging yet.
  • Male
  • Married

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Bragging...feel free to skip on 09-30-2013 at 05:54 PM
    Hey Brian, check out a book called "extreme gardening" by David Owens. Lots of good info in
    there in referencing to growing fruit trees here in the desert. Good Luck!:mug:Thanks, Jake.
    I'll check it o...

  • Posted in thread: First Cider from Scratch. on 09-24-2013 at 05:52 PM
    It could also be Camden tabs still letting off, if he used them. I've found that using them
    adds a few weeks to my secondary to finish out before bottling.

  • Posted in thread: Residual Sugar on 09-21-2013 at 12:02 AM
    I suggest pasteurizing in the bottle like you will find in the sticky thread. It will still be
    sweet at this point. If you want carbonation, add sugar as you would to beer and wait to
    pasteurize by te...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation question. on 09-18-2013 at 10:29 PM
    I can get antsy when I have low activity for a few days too. I say, if you are still stuck at
    1.030 when you get back, then you can start looking at options.

  • Posted in thread: bucket vs. carboy on 09-18-2013 at 10:14 PM
    I've always felt it had more effect on secondary by giving less head room in a carboy for
    nasties to fall out of the air before the slow release CO2 fills it. But really, that is about
    managing your v...

  • Posted in thread: Apple Jack on 09-18-2013 at 10:10 PM
    If you have a juicer than can handle it, just use that. Building/buying a scratter/crusher and
    a press are definitely expensive/time-consuming options for your first time.

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation question. on 09-18-2013 at 10:03 PM
    Am I reading correctly that it has only been 3-4 days in the primary at this point?

  • Posted in thread: First Cider from Scratch. on 09-18-2013 at 09:54 PM
    yep, you just won't have a guage to know your final ABV. You really want an ABV of 5% or higher
    to keep from spoilage as it ages. I've found that most of my ciders from pressed dessert and
    cooking app...

  • Posted in thread: Bragging...feel free to skip on 09-16-2013 at 04:26 PM
    Hey thirsty, I checked out the sundowner and I think I'll try to add one or two as well. I
    didn't know that it was a cripps that grows out here. That's awesome. I've only been in AZ a
    few years and I'...

  • Posted in thread: Bragging...feel free to skip on 09-15-2013 at 06:34 PM
    I've never seen a sundowner. I'll have to look into them. Thank you again!

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