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Posted in thread: Add dried apricot to cider in secondary on 06-11-2015 at 06:44 AM
BTW, this turned out excellent. Nice apricot bouquet and color, not as obvious on the flavor. I
cooked the dried apricots (Trader Joes, with sulfites, 3 lbs for 6 gal cider) in a little water
for an h...
Posted in thread: Favorite canned beers on 06-09-2015 at 01:13 PM
Thanks Y'all. I'll be heading out to Chuck's Hop Shop with this thread in hand.:mug:
Posted in thread: Favorite canned beers on 06-08-2015 at 01:59 PM
Hi, with camping season upon us, I'm soliciting recommendations for microbrew style beers in
cans to take on the trail. What's your fave aluminum clad hoppy wonder brew?
Posted in thread: Add dried apricot to cider in secondary on 02-13-2015 at 08:04 PM
Imo I don't think you'll taste it. At .5 lbs / gallon, there won't be much influence. Then when
you consider that it's highly fermentable apricots, there won't be much taste left behind. I
don't know ...
Posted in thread: Add dried apricot to cider in secondary on 02-11-2015 at 03:33 PM
How does this sound? 3 lbs of Trader Joe's dried apricots (chopped up) to 6 gallons of
Apfelwein after primary fermentation is finished. Rack after one week to keg and carbonate.-J
Posted in thread: Please recommend a bin for icing corny kegs on 08-17-2014 at 02:15 PM
Is this for a one day or evening event? And they're prechilled right? if so you don't need much
at all to keep them cold. Besides, the whole purpose of the jockey box is to chill the beer as
Posted in thread: Please recommend a bin for icing corny kegs on 08-16-2014 at 01:35 PM
I would recommend three small trash bins. Plastic or metal. Can be wrapped in blankets to
insulate.Three small ones can be put to more uses afterwards better than one large one.
Especially if you have...
Posted in thread: Please recommend a bin for icing corny kegs on 08-14-2014 at 12:26 PM
Planning to dispense 3 corny kegs through a steel plate jockey box. The beer will be fully
carbonated and 68F. The owner of the jockey box recommends icing the kegs to reduce beer temp
prior to servin...
Posted in thread: How to know when you've done it right? on 08-06-2014 at 03:46 PM
I suggest entering a local competition. it's a great way to get feedback from experienced
mead-makers/judges. That's what I did this past winter with a raspberry/blackberry melomel (my
first and only ...
Posted in thread: Using fresh fruit in melomel on 12-02-2013 at 03:08 PM
Omitting pectinase may inhibit clearing. On the other hand it may not. Pectinase may be added
before adding your mead or after. You will need to add more enzyme if you wait until after,
however. In ot...