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Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 11-25-2011 at 11:48 PM
hi i posted this in the same thread a few months back so forgive the repeat, but you can
salvage those bottles if you have enough time by taking chilled swing-top bottles and gently
pressing the rubbe...
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 11-22-2011 at 06:52 PM
Combed the thread and (hopefully) didn't miss where/if this was asked - Anybody do this for
swingtop (= grolsch style) bottles? I trust it'd work fine, but - figured I'd ask!I use swing
top bottles an...
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 11-22-2011 at 01:50 AM
Has anyone tried this using a large cooler? I'm not sure what the softening temp of plastic
from a cooler is but if you go for a lower temp and longer time it might work. Maybe ~165
degrees but then l...
Posted in thread: 막걸리 흰 불꽃 (White Fire Makgeolli) on 09-30-2011 at 07:27 PM
Crazy... I just got back from Korea (one night in Incheon and a week on the island of Jeju). I
had no idea what I was drinking when they served me the white "rice wine". It was nothing like
Posted in thread: Fresh Cider in Seattle Eastside area? on 09-09-2011 at 05:52 PM
I've always seen a place on the Redmond - Woodinville road that sells cider around this time of
year. I'd say give some of the small wineries a call and see if they have some ideas..
Posted in thread: harvest season is here, what are you making from fruit? :) on 08-14-2011 at 06:50 PM
I've got a wall of blackberries next to my house and now that I'm in to making cider I think I
may need to try something with a pile of blackberries!Any suggestions on a blackberry wine or
Posted in thread: 1 week later... is there still hope for my cider? on 07-30-2011 at 06:19 PM
I've been using the whole foods 365 brand apple juice. It comes unfiltered in glass gallon
jugs. It's the best I've had of store bought juice. I just take a quart, reduce it and use it
to make caramel...
Posted in thread: 1 week later... is there still hope for my cider? on 07-30-2011 at 03:37 PM
I can only give my extremely limited experience with cider. If I brew a beer at 1.090 and pitch
properly, it reaches FG in like 4 days. If I make a 1.090 cider and pitch the same as I would
for an ale...
Posted in thread: 1 week later... is there still hope for my cider? on 07-30-2011 at 02:20 AM
that's really easy, just get your hands on some acetobacter. go buy a bottle of organic apple
cider vinegar, make sure it is cloudy and says the mother is in the bottle. then, take a bottle
of your ha...
Posted in thread: 1 week later... is there still hope for my cider? on 07-29-2011 at 11:35 PM
another note though, to make vinegar, acetobacter would've had to get in there, usually by
fruit flies. anyway, if it does end up as vinegar, don't throw it away!!! delicious applecider
vinegar with t...