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Posted in thread: What makes star san go cloudy? on 01-23-2010 at 07:57 PM
My last two batches of Star San have started clear, then gone cloudy.From the posts above, I
guess my water has recently increased in hardness. That, or perhaps alkalinity--or a
combination of the for...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 01-03-2010 at 04:32 PM
Posted in thread: Montrachet: 2.7% ABV less than able on 01-02-2010 at 04:35 PM
All the charts I read say 13% abv tolerance for Montrachet and those are just approximates. Why
so high an abv for a fruit wine? I usually dont go beyond a starting SG of 1.090 on most fruit
Posted in thread: Montrachet: 2.7% ABV less than able on 01-02-2010 at 01:57 AM
Hi, All. Just bottled some pear wine I made using pear juice concentrate.Based upon the
original specific gravity (1.112 at about 72 °F), I should have ended with a pear wine having
an ABV of 14.9%; i...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping mystery bubbles on 12-12-2009 at 05:51 PM
Just a tad of fermentation activity possibly, mixed with off gassing as the dry hops settled to
the bottom, pushing up any o2 and co2 that might be present. Nothing to worry about
Posted in thread: Dry hopping mystery bubbles on 12-12-2009 at 05:14 PM
Hi, All. I am currently dry hopping (w/ oak chips) a beer and have noticed an increase in
"activity."Not sure what that "activity" is as I had pretty much hit my final gravity (1.014)
by the time I tr...
Posted in thread: Young Apfelwein got garlic on 11-26-2009 at 09:37 PM
Hi, All. I bottled some Apfelwein a couple of weeks ago and just cracked open a mildly
carbonated bottle around noon. ;) Just wanted to see how it was progressing as it is my first
batch.Anyway, the A...
Posted in thread: Any ideas for clarifying this batch? on 10-10-2009 at 05:05 PM
Just an update. Unfortunately, this technique did not work for me.I used some gelatin (100
bloom type B) I picked up from my local brew store. I followed the instructions on the package,
which called ...
Posted in thread: Any ideas for clarifying this batch? on 10-04-2009 at 12:02 AM
I had a similar issue. I racked to a secondary, waited to get near finishing gravity, then I
added 2t knox gelatin dissolved in 1c water for 30 min, then brought to 180 degrees- I let mine
cool, a bit...
Posted in thread: Any ideas for clarifying this batch? on 10-03-2009 at 08:14 PM
Hi, All. I've had this batch of beer going for about a month now (still in primary). was
planning on bottling this weekend, but, as you can see, there is a little problem with clarity.
This is my th...