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    ABOUT ME

  • Focus on brewing ciders, doing hop analysis
  • hunting,fihsing,hiking,homebrewing
  • Chemistry Professor
  • Jim Hood
  • Mr Beer kit was introduction, primarily brew ciders because it was getting harder to find commercial pear cider that I LOVE. I've brewed pear, red cactus pear, sassafras, habanero, pumpkin pie spice, red hot, apple, honeycrisp, red pear, and raspberry ciders.
  • Ginger beer, wild blackberry, cherry, asian pear ciders
  • See above
  • Male
  • Single
  • Lakewood
  • WA

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  • Posted in thread: Just relocated to a dry country on 02-22-2013 at 01:18 AM
    Forgot to include adding 2 cups of sugar to apple cider before adding yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Just relocated to a dry country on 02-22-2013 at 01:15 AM
    I use apple cider and bread yeast for my applejack wash. 1 tablespoon baker's yeast in one
    gallon plastic jug of cider, loosely screw the cap to allow gas to escape, 12 days @ 74F and
    you'll have 11% ...

  • Posted in thread: Unsweetened Raspberry Puree Apple Cider on 11-29-2012 at 01:17 AM
    I've found that you really have to watch for the yeast freshness. Wouldn't hurt to add more
    yeast if you are adding simple syrup. My only other guess is that there were no additives in
    the raspberries...

  • Posted in thread: Unsweetened Raspberry Puree Apple Cider on 11-21-2012 at 08:58 PM
    Sorry for the delay in responding. After reaching a stable gravity (mine stabilized at %6 ABV),
    I siphoned the brew off the lees with a cane, and filtered the brew into a priming bucket as it
    came off...

  • Posted in thread: Unsweetened Raspberry Puree Apple Cider on 10-24-2012 at 06:55 PM
    I use a 5 gal polycarbonate water carboy and it fills to the 4.5 gal mark just below the start
    of the diameter reduction. There is some headspace, but I like that as it allows for more
    initial oxygen ...

  • Posted in thread: Unsweetened Raspberry Puree Apple Cider on 10-23-2012 at 07:32 PM
    This turned out to be the most popular of my brews among my friends. Almost two years later and
    an amazing amount of bottle carbonation. definitely fits in the sparkling category.

  • Posted in thread: Million Scoville Unit Bhut Jolokia Hot Cider on 07-21-2011 at 06:57 PM
    Yes. Roasting brings out the heat and the skin allows the pepper to hold together

  • Posted in thread: Million Scoville Unit Bhut Jolokia Hot Cider on 05-09-2011 at 06:48 AM
    I did a similar red sevina cider that tuned out much milder. I think that if you use a standard
    jalapeno. there won't be much heat. I'd rate the bhat cider at about the equivalent heat as a
    little mor...

  • Posted in thread: Splenda/Honey/Sugar + Rainbow Root beer results on 03-22-2011 at 06:31 AM
    Do not use Splenda. It is a chlorine molecule attached to sugar...Made from tastes like sugar
    is not a reality.Instead of Splenda use Stevia root powder. It is safe but the FDA of America
    has not allo...

  • Posted in thread: bottle bombs!!!! on 03-22-2011 at 06:09 AM
    I'm guessing the back-sweetening with additional apple juice. As a chemist I can confirm the
    other's postings about sorbate. You can overpower "sorbate preserved" juices by adding two
    packets of Red S...

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