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  • Posted in thread: Unusually foamy beer on 02-20-2014 at 04:42 PM
    No auto siphon. Just a regular racking cane that's about 2 ft long or so. The beer tastes
    great. I think it was just some freak place in time that made it foam like it was possessed. I
    just hope it ne...

  • Posted in thread: Unusually foamy beer on 02-07-2014 at 02:36 AM
    I have a good 3ft distance from the counter top to the floor. I was siphoning from my carboy on
    the counter to my keg on the floor. I do need to replace my racking hose so I'll get a longer
    one for su...

  • Posted in thread: Unusually foamy beer on 02-07-2014 at 02:24 AM
    That could be it. The foam starts in the racking cane, not the siphon hose so it would have to
    be a crack in the racking cane. I had just racked a different beer before this one with no
    problems so it...

  • Posted in thread: Unusually foamy beer on 02-07-2014 at 12:19 AM
    I filled my first keg today! All went well except for when I was racking the beer into the keg,
    the racking cane would just turn the beer into foam and then the liquid wasn't able to get
    through to cr...

  • Posted in thread: Complete Newbie Question on 08-28-2013 at 01:37 PM
    You can do it however you want as long as there's not too much headspace after the first rack.
    i.e having your three gallon carboy only half full will make it harder for your cider to create
    a protect...

  • Posted in thread: Something doesn't make sense... on 10-12-2012 at 11:31 PM
    I wonder if some/all of the bottles weren't capped tightly enough? I find that when I
    pasteurize cider I have to REALLY clamp the caps down--otherwise, I can see CO2 leaking from
    around the caps, as t...

  • Posted in thread: Something doesn't make sense... on 10-12-2012 at 02:17 AM
    Okay let me just get straight to my recipe and my technique:August 22 1 gallon of raw cider
    straight from the press O.G 1.046 Nottingham ale yeast 1 tsp nutrient 1/2 tsp energizer
    cinnamon stick .20 o...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 08-31-2012 at 10:56 PM
    Hey guys (off topic), I searched this thread a bit and didn't find too many people having
    problems with very (I mean VERY) fast carbonation. I don't know how in the world you can let
    your bottles with...

  • Posted in thread: Needs to be a bit sweeter? on 08-25-2012 at 09:08 PM
    To have a finished cider that is sweet, you'll need to kill the yeast with some potassium
    sorbate and campden tablets. Together, those two will kill the yeast which will stop them from
    eating any addi...

  • Posted in thread: Over carbonated beer on 08-13-2012 at 02:32 AM
    I would get your beer as cold as possible (lower temperature = lower pressure) and degas them.
    I had to do this once with some hard cider that shot across the kitchen when I opened it. To
    degas, you j...

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