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Posted in thread: Backsweetening cyser that has gone through malolactic fermentation on 05-28-2013 at 03:49 AM
I hit the Cysers with sulfite and sorbate. Ran out of time so I just decided to bulk age in the
cornys instead of bottling. Is this a bad idea? Is the sulphur supposed to have a way to get
out? Can I ...
Posted in thread: The unintentional excessive Whirlfloc experiment on 05-28-2013 at 03:43 AM
The verdict is in. Fantastic head retention! No problem.
Posted in thread: Backsweetening cyser that has gone through malolactic fermentation on 05-09-2013 at 07:19 AM
Thanks for the reply. How about an optimum temp for the potassium sorbate, and potassium
metabisulfite? The D-47 carboy is clear, the Nottingham carboy is cloudy. I hit it with some
gelatin and it is ...
Posted in thread: Backsweetening cyser that has gone through malolactic fermentation on 05-08-2013 at 05:59 AM
I made a couple of cysers last fall OG 1.091. They both fermented out to around 1.000 in 10
days. A couple of weeks later I saw airlock activity, and many bubbles rising. I figured it was
Posted in thread: questions related to Brett on 01-24-2013 at 04:27 AM
I added the dregs, but not the juice. I thought I might wait for some additional advice (which
just came in, thanks dc I see you did this before). I am anxious to add the juice because I
have 5.2 gal....
Posted in thread: questions related to Brett on 01-23-2013 at 09:47 PM
I tried to do the starter the same as for normal yeast from the LBS. Need to rethink that
strategy. I found a gallon jug of mango juice at the store. Going to add that along with the
dregs tonight. Wi...
Posted in thread: questions related to Brett on 01-22-2013 at 06:07 PM
Looks like the starter got contaminated. Maybe I will just add the dregs of 2 bottles of Orval.
Looks like the temp in the closet is 64.
Posted in thread: Orval dregs under a microscope on 01-22-2013 at 12:43 AM
One last post to wrap this up. I did a count and looks like I doubled my population. out of 335
cells counted only 22 were the large type I thought were "saccharomyces looking". My gravity
did not dro...
Posted in thread: Orval dregs under a microscope on 01-21-2013 at 11:55 PM
I decided to stop the experiment due to asphyxiation and unhappy wife. I also started to think
that if ethanol was being oxidized to ethyl acetate then the yeast were past the reproduction
Posted in thread: Orval dregs under a microscope on 01-21-2013 at 07:46 PM
Still high white frothy krausen. Starting to smell like acetone. Wife is not happy.Edit: Wife
is really unhappy. We have a newborn in the house and she is losing tolerance for this project.
It is in a...