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  • Posted in thread: Adding oak help on 11-06-2016 at 03:48 AM
    Thanks! I tried adding an ounce or so, after boiling, by putting the chips in a hop
    bag.....couldn't get it into the carboy though.Anyhow, this cider has been sitting for some
    time, so it will need ye...

  • Posted in thread: Adding oak help on 10-25-2016 at 12:02 AM
    I have a cider that could be ready to go into bottles, but I want to add just a subtle oak note
    to it. I picked up some medium toasted french oak chips, now what? It's a 5 gallon batch of a
    prety clea...

  • Posted in thread: Maybe a dumb ques- new to all grain, can hot liquor and boil be same pot? on 04-02-2016 at 12:40 PM
    I batch sparge - drain mash tun to a bucket, add sparge water from kettle, then transfer bucket
    to boil kettle and get it heating, finally drain sparge wort to bucket and transfer to boil

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 03-23-2016 at 09:58 PM
    Yeah, if you have door handles instead of knobs get in the habit now of locking them.I rotated
    the handle on my kitchen on the screen door 90 degrees - so it points up. Too cheap to buy a
    new knob :-)

  • Posted in thread: Dogs on 03-22-2016 at 11:49 PM
    Mine recently snatched a quart baggie full of Royal blue marshmallow/fondant my wife had
    leftover after decorating some cookies. A few hours later it looked like someone slaughtered a
    smurf village......

  • Posted in thread: Wrong yeast question on 03-16-2016 at 01:28 AM
    Check out this link. Looks like you are good for Irish red. The IPA may have more of an English
    flair to it.

  • Posted in thread: Clearing cloudy beer post fermentation for bottling? on 03-14-2016 at 02:16 AM
    I'd suggest giving it another week or TWO. Then, if it isn't as clear as you'd like, either
    cold crash, or cold crash and add the gelatin. For me, that yeast takes a bit of time to fall
    out. And will ...

  • Posted in thread: Gonna Give Cider Another Go on 03-14-2016 at 02:09 AM
    If it's pasteurized, there is no real need for the campden step. Add the pectic enzyme at the
    beginning, good idea to add some yeast nutrient too.

  • Posted in thread: Bourbon Barrel Cider on 03-13-2016 at 03:21 AM
    Has anyone tried this/similar with rum? I'm getting ready to start a basic cider (juice + S05 +
    mabe some turbinado sugar depending on the SG of the juice), thinking a gold rum, or possibly a
    spiced r...

  • Posted in thread: Hmmm, haven't seen this on my beer before on 03-02-2016 at 12:35 PM
    Thanks. I just ordered 2 new buckets &/lids and a stainless steel turkey baster to replace my
    wine thief. Can't think of anything other than the bucket and wine thief that touched the
    wort/beer when c...