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Posted in thread: Re-brewing Cider on 03-06-2013 at 12:30 AM
Finally 9 months after bottling it is now getting drinkable, the bitter taste - never using
Granny Smiths EVER again - has finally gone and it is starting to mellow out. Thank goodness.
Just tipped ou...
Posted in thread: brewing vs. happy wife - kitchen shared on 11-30-2012 at 11:54 PM
You are going to have to encourage your wife to find a brew SHE enjoys!... Personally - being
the wife that brews :) - clean as you go and I agree with the guys who said start earlier. I
Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 11-30-2012 at 11:42 PM
I've just finished my first 'rack' of my first mead and I know I have to put it away so it can
be as undisturbed as possible, but currently it is glowing a rich gold on the window sill. I
Posted in thread: Rose hip Melomel/Metheglin on 10-08-2012 at 10:49 PM
I made some rose hip jelly a while back - long laborious process best not done again - how do
you think this would work in your recipe. Bearing in mind it was made with sugar & is
Posted in thread: Re-brewing Cider on 09-08-2012 at 11:35 PM
using my banned brewing equipment has resulted in 5ltrs of rocket fuel. I've got to figure out
how to smooth it out. It's proof is a bit iffy but it didn't freeze so it must be reasonable.
I've tried ...
Posted in thread: Re-brewing Cider on 08-16-2012 at 06:33 AM
OK that may explain why I have been having some problems. I have glass carboys and will use
these next year for the new brew. Can't do it this year as I've already bottled. Good to know.
Thank you ver...
Posted in thread: Improving pear cider on 08-11-2012 at 08:28 AM
I had a similar problem with my pear cider but as one of the posts said it eventually got a
little more peary (sp?) with age. My problem was the huge amount of sediment I had in the
bottom of the barr...
Posted in thread: Re-brewing Cider on 08-02-2012 at 07:37 AM
Thanks for that, yes I think I'll just forget about it for another month and by then it may
have thought about itself enough. Fingers crossed. Next time I will use more sugar. 4th time
lucky. Mind you...
Posted in thread: Craisin Hard Cider on 08-01-2012 at 08:10 AM
I have basically had three 26ltr (7 gallon) barrells of apple juice, added a sachet of yeast
per barrell and 500gr - 1kg of sugar per barrell.... then I just let it brew until it stopped
burbling. In ...
Posted in thread: Re-brewing Cider on 08-01-2012 at 07:48 AM
I bottled my cider in May and now about 2 months after bottling I am starting to drink it .....
The flavour isn't bad, just a tad yeasty... (vastly better than my previous efforts). I am
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