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Posted in thread: Large Giveaway - Fermenter, Mash Paddles, Thermapen on 11-20-2010 at 06:10 AM
Posted in thread: Electric brewery plans - need help on 08-19-2010 at 06:18 AM
Another thought for you. If you intend to use crimp on connectors, solder the crimped
connection after crimping. This is important on the high current lines (heating element
connections for example). ...
Posted in thread: Any body using a Mini Brew plastic HLT ? on 01-07-2010 at 07:50 PM
I have a minibrew MLT and I don't have the sagging problem you report. There's a plastic post
in the middle to prevent that...does yours not have that? I too insulate mine with a plastic
camp pad, but...
Posted in thread: aged cider...bottling for carbonation? on 09-29-2006 at 10:52 PM
Actually, I used 100% natural cider for one of the batches, and 50% natural, 50% pasteurized
canned for the other, just to experiment. This year, though, I am looking for 100% real for all
Posted in thread: aged cider...bottling for carbonation? on 09-29-2006 at 07:50 PM
You are right...I used champagne yeast to make the cider, and the alcohol is probably too high
for natural yeasts to take. I should make a new batch and krausen with some of the "wort"
leftover from i...
Posted in thread: aged cider...bottling for carbonation? on 09-29-2006 at 07:50 AM
I brewed 2 batches of cider a year ago...I brewed one entirely in the primary and the other I
transferred to a secondary. Both taste good (if a little strong)...more like apple wine than
cider but the...
Posted in thread: My first cider... on 10-23-2005 at 09:58 PM
The second one made from concentrate only is still in the primary, still bubbling well but just
beginning to taper off. Seems like the ferment is less active in general, despite the OG being
Posted in thread: OK, how about this recipe? on 10-20-2005 at 04:47 AM
I did have a little problem due to the high initial SG, (1.080, roughly), and the ferment
stalled after about a week, but I got it going easily again. I now make a starter before a
pitch and I have ha...
Posted in thread: My first cider... on 10-19-2005 at 09:08 PM
How'd this end up? The original cider/mead with the true cider is sitting in the secondary.
It's got a beautiful dark hue and tasted delicious when I moved it into the secondary. I can't
wait to try t...
Posted in thread: First brewing attempt in years and my recipe... thoughts? on 10-17-2005 at 01:58 AM
Neat recipe, would be very interested to hear the results with the tea.