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Posted in thread: Just relocated to a dry country on 02-22-2013 at 02:18 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 02:15 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 02:17 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
Posted in thread: Unsweetened Raspberry Puree Apple Cider on 11-21-2012 at 09:58 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
Posted in thread: Unsweetened Raspberry Puree Apple Cider on 10-24-2012 at 07:55 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 08:32 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 07:57 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 07:48 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
Posted in thread: Splenda/Honey/Sugar + Rainbow Root beer results on 03-22-2011 at 07:31 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 07:09 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...