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  • I started homebrewing in 2005 with some friends in college. By the time I joined them, they were brewing all grain. To this day, I've only done 1 extract batch. I quickly took over the group's brewing from all the research I did. rnrnI graduated from Clemson University in December of 2008 and got a job in Cleveland, OH. I spent a year there brewing by myself working on really dialing in my process for apartment brewing. I also had the chance to take the BJCP exam. I moved back to Greenville SC in March 2010.rnrnThis fall, I plan to explore the apple orchards just up the road in Hendersonville and Asheville NC. My plan is to get some quality juice geared toward hard cider making. rnrn
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  • Posted in thread: Kegging cider on 05-23-2014 at 08:15 PM
    Its really whatever your personal preference is. I like mine a little bit more carbonated than
    beer as well.

  • Posted in thread: Funky cinnamon cider on 05-23-2014 at 08:13 PM
    How about a shot or two of Fireball whiskey, or similarly flavored cinnamon liquor.

  • Posted in thread: What acid level am I generally shooting for? on 05-23-2014 at 08:11 PM
    now did you measure this before or after fermentation. I'm referring to the juice before
    fermentation. Things will obviously change after fermentation, but I don't know if there are
    any pH or acidity ...

  • Posted in thread: What acid level am I generally shooting for? on 05-23-2014 at 07:10 PM
    That is your total acid. You need to look at that, and pH. You are generally looking for
    0.3-0.5% total acid, and a pH of around 3.2-3.8You can read more here is a quote on pH and
    acidity from the si...

  • Posted in thread: Planting cider trees in CT on 05-06-2014 at 03:37 PM
    This is also an awesome resource for culitvars. He's based in the UK, so some of the
    information may be based on their climate etc. did research a while ago, but I know there are
    nurserys in the US ...

  • Posted in thread: How to pour homebrew label on 05-03-2013 at 07:49 PM
    I have one that I made a few years back. May not be the one you remember seeing. I'll dig it
    off of my old hard drive this weekend for you though.

  • Posted in thread: Do crystal malts contain carbs that can be converted by base malt enzymes? on 07-05-2012 at 03:33 PM
    Actually edcculus, the link provided in the second post details experiments by Nilo that
    suggest there is a substantial amount of unconverted starch in crystal malt and including it in
    the mash will n...

  • Posted in thread: Do crystal malts contain carbs that can be converted by base malt enzymes? on 07-04-2012 at 10:43 PM
    The short answer is that you can expect a very similar result from mashing crystal malts as
    steeping them. Crystal malts have undergone a different malting process in that 1 - they have
    no or very lit...

  • Posted in thread: Surly Bitter Brewer BJCP Category on 05-20-2012 at 03:56 PM
    If anything, I think maybe 8C would be appropriate (Extra Special/Strong Bitter), although at
    4.1% you could probably swing 8B. I've never had the beer, but everything seems pretty OK for
    that style. ...

  • Posted in thread: Good lord its been a while on 05-17-2012 at 03:48 PM
    Hate to tell you, but brewing with a new born around is tough! Congratulations though!Thats why
    I'm tying to squeeze in a few before it is born! I'll probably stick to ciders for a while when
    it is a ...

August 13, 2012  •  06:39 PM
Hey Ed, I'm moving to Greenville and wanted to know where it is that you get your CO2 refilled. I called airgas down on whitehorse road and they said $30 for a 5lb...seems a bit outrageous to me. Anyways, thanks for your help.
August 13, 2012  •  06:48 PM
@kgkyzer I never found a good place to buy CO2 actually. I refilled at airgas once, but as you said, it was way too expensive. I also tried Creative Expressions on Poinsett, but they filled it with helium instead of CO2. I have an entire thread on it if you want to search. I actually had to stop kegging due to moving into a house with no place for a kegerator.