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  • Posted in thread: Making vinegar from hard cider? on 08-29-2015 at 12:54 AM
    I made a batch of hard cider that has a middle of the toung/mouth sour taste..... Is it
    salvageable as a cider? If not, can I make it into vinegar? How?Back story: 5 gallons of cider
    made from local p...

  • Posted in thread: Methods for Removing Oxiclean Residue on 08-20-2015 at 02:05 PM
    I use about a quart of vinegar to a 5 gallon bucket. .....I keep a gallon jug of plain white
    vinegar (5℅acid) on hand. For bottles I fill one bottle, then pour a little from it into
    the other bo...

  • Posted in thread: Methods for Removing Oxiclean Residue on 08-20-2015 at 05:57 AM
    I would try PBW (use hot water) and some physical scrubbing and a vigorous rinse.This is why I
    decided the savings in Oxyclean Vs PBW is not worth the headaches. PBW is the right tool for
    the job and ...

  • Posted in thread: Methods for Removing Oxiclean Residue on 08-20-2015 at 12:22 AM
    Whenever I soak bottles in oxyclean I get a white mineral buildup.......I follow up with a
    couple days in a white vinegar and water soak....I try not to soak either for too long but life
    always interf...

  • Posted in thread: Portable AC - fermentation chamber? on 06-19-2015 at 01:02 AM
    Just got a small portable AC unit for the popup camper. Wondering how it would do in the
    basement if I were to fabricate some sort of box big enough for it and a pair of fermentation

  • Posted in thread: Summer friendly recipe with turbinado sugar on 06-17-2015 at 03:31 AM
    OK.....I'm in a lul brewing wise, and it is warm in Ohio without a controlled fermentation
    freezer. I have a tub (1.9 lbs) of turbinado ( demerara) sugar.,....any suggestions?

  • Posted in thread: Clearing cider? on 06-06-2015 at 02:21 AM
    Starting was 1.050 or so....4.5 gals fresh farm stand style- pasteurized cider + .5 gal clear
    organic store brand apple juice (just juice and citric acid) added when transfered to

  • Posted in thread: Clearing cider? on 06-06-2015 at 01:11 AM
    I'm making a cider - started in February or so from fresh pasteurized cider, 04 yeast, and just
    a touch of sugar (3/4 lbs or so of corn sugar) -- 5 gal batch. It spent maybe 6 weeks in the
    primary bet...

  • Posted in thread: Fishing! on 05-17-2015 at 12:54 AM
    Some Lake Erie walleye from today - first trip of the year & cooler was too small. Big fish
    were for pair of 30" 9+ pounders.

  • Posted in thread: What do you do when life gets in the way? on 05-13-2015 at 03:21 AM
    Just finally bottled the 2nd batch -- π day centennial I just have the cider
    to bottle and "need" to squeeze off a couple summer friendly ales. Any suggestions for quick,
    easy, good...


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