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Posted in thread: Homebrewtalk Carboy Cleaner Giveaway on 11-20-2011 at 12:04 PM
I would like a carboy cleaner because I'm worried about getting scratches in my Better Bottles
using my carboy brush.
Posted in thread: Planning a cyser on 11-11-2011 at 09:03 PM
You can always use a little less honey...I suppose I will.My original plan was to keep adding
honey to the point where I'm left with a sweet, still cyser. After I did the math, though, I
realized I do...
Posted in thread: Planning a cyser on 11-10-2011 at 07:20 PM
That's good to hear! I have some other yeast but I like how Notty leaves some good flavor
behind compared to some of the champagne yeasts I've used.After doing some calculations, it
seems 3 lbs of hon...
Posted in thread: Planning a cyser on 11-10-2011 at 04:11 PM
So I'm going to attempt making my first cyser. I've done a few batches of cider and beer, so
this is new to me. Here's what I have:3 gallon carboy3 gallons apple juice~4lbs honeyNottingham
Posted in thread: Can I bottle? on 11-03-2011 at 12:10 AM
What kind of yeast did you use?What was your original gravity reading? Ive bottled plain juice
& yeast ciders fermented with Nottingham at 1.008 and primed with 8oz. apple juice/gallon and
never had a...
Posted in thread: Why does my Hard Cider taste like wine when I used Ale yeast? on 10-25-2011 at 09:20 PM
I know Nottingham will ferment out to around 10%, even though many sources claim its lower.If
you bump up the SG a little, and are able to cold crash it once you get to the sweetness level
you want, t...
Posted in thread: Newbie cider question. on 10-18-2011 at 09:07 PM
If you have a hydrometer, use that to tell you if it's done fermenting. Airlocks aren't as
reliable as hydrometers, so make sure it's done before bottling to prevent bottle bombs.If it's
TRULY done, t...
Posted in thread: Graff Krausen.....What Should I Expect? on 10-18-2011 at 07:34 PM
I wouldn't think you'd get more than a couple inches at most. Good thing to have a blow off
just in case!Eric
Posted in thread: Graff Krausen.....What Should I Expect? on 10-18-2011 at 07:06 PM
I currently have 2.5 gal in a 3 gal carboy with about an inch of krausen. if you fill a 5 gal
carboy full, then you might need a blow-off tube or else you might end up with an airlock full
of cider an...
Posted in thread: Going All Out! on 10-18-2011 at 01:55 AM
If you plan on using yeast nutrient/energizer, make sure you have a blowoff tube installed on
your fermenter. Its been my experience that nutrients/energizer tend to make for a healthy