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Posted in thread: My first cider :) on 11-21-2013 at 03:36 AM
Here are pics of mine at day 3 and day 4. Day 3 I had a little krausen and on day 4 it was gone
but fermentation was really going strong!161475161476
Posted in thread: Backsweetening with concentrate Q? on 11-21-2013 at 03:21 AM
My last cider came out way to dry so I may try to back sweeten with some concentrate this time
Posted in thread: Hard cider after brewing a batch of beer! on 11-20-2013 at 02:39 AM
So after 4 weeks of my Black IPA fermenting I finally racked it into the keg. So what to do
with the the yeast cake left behind? I know, dump 5 gallons of apple and cranberry juice on
Posted in thread: Black IPA on 11-16-2013 at 11:16 PM
Good deal.How are your temps? I'm up in north east and got lucky leaving it in the garage.
Ambient stayed 56-62 pretty much the whole time.Also, did you end up using "de-husked" or
"special" Carafa II...
Posted in thread: Black IPA on 11-16-2013 at 09:57 PM
Oh yeah, I dumped the yeast cake on top of some apple cider and cranberry juice to make some
hard cider....should be tasty! I've done this several times before and it's always been a crowd
Posted in thread: Black IPA on 11-16-2013 at 09:50 PM
Just kegged today! Sample wasn't as bitter as I thought it would be. I dry hopped 2oz of
Amarillo hops in the keg. It has a hint of roastiness with some alcohol warming on the
backside. She's almost p...
Posted in thread: BIAB Parti-Gyle Brewing on 11-10-2013 at 05:12 AM
I believe you could set up a small batch in your 5 gal pot by heating up some sparge water in
it. Take your grain bag out, place it in the 5 gal pot, stir it up and collect what would be
your second r...
Posted in thread: Mash out and batch sparging? on 10-26-2013 at 01:44 AM
Thanks for all the great information being shared here!
Posted in thread: Black IPA on 10-22-2013 at 03:26 PM
The brew is bubbling away nicely! I have a really good fermentation going on!!!
Posted in thread: Black IPA on 10-21-2013 at 02:29 AM
Took a sample gravity reading and the OG is 1.088 which should give me about 9.4% ABV. Drank
some of the sample and it was pretty good! Some malty sweetness with some good hoppines!!!
Should turn out ...