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Posted in thread: No debate, I'm boiling the pumpkin, but how many pounds? on 10-08-2015 at 02:01 PM
How many pounds should I put it the boil? I made a pumpkin ale last year and my notes said I
did 5lbs in a 5 gallon batch. This sounded a little on the high side and I'm wondering if I got
my notes ri...
Posted in thread: Which Yeast? on 11-01-2014 at 10:13 PM
What about with the method I've seen on some recipes where there's only a 2 week fermentation?
If I wanted it to be in the 5-6% alcohol range, could I use one of those methods? Ferment for 2
Posted in thread: Which Yeast? on 11-01-2014 at 10:01 PM
Hey Yooper can you point me towards a thread with the steps for making a simple cider. That is
what I'd like to do. There's an orchard near me that will fill your fermenter or carboy for
Posted in thread: Didn't seem to carb much, do I still need to pasteurize? on 12-16-2013 at 06:16 AM
Well it looks like it's been two weeks now and I just left them in the basement this entire
time. I opened one up tonight, total gusher, probably 80-90% on my counter top. Is this
Posted in thread: Didn't seem to carb much, do I still need to pasteurize? on 12-02-2013 at 03:44 PM
Yeah I added a fresh 1/2 gallon to my bottling bucket. Figured I could both back sweeten and
use it as the priming sugar. I'll just let it ride and see what happens, it is delicious so
far, just didn'...
Posted in thread: Didn't seem to carb much, do I still need to pasteurize? on 12-02-2013 at 04:41 AM
Well cider is full of sugar so I figured that would do it.
Posted in thread: Didn't seem to carb much, do I still need to pasteurize? on 12-02-2013 at 01:40 AM
Bear with me, I haven't kept good records. I started with 2 gallons of local cider and an
entire vile of cider yeast and that's it. I don't remember the gravity numbers but I checked
the gravity after...
Posted in thread: High OG and extra headspace on 09-15-2013 at 09:37 PM
I'm working on my first wine. I didn't measure the OG when I mixed everything. I just followed
the recipe which gave me a whopping 1.114. I transferred to a 5 gallon carboy yesterday and it
Posted in thread: Can I use green peaches? on 09-10-2013 at 12:50 AM
I used Vitners Harvest MA33 and I did not use a nutrient. It smelled pretty delicious before I
added the yeast. I'm afraid to smell it now, I made that mistake once with fermenting beer and
got face f...
Posted in thread: Can I use green peaches? on 09-09-2013 at 03:54 PM
Well this is where I'm at at this point. A lot of the peaches were pretty tasty already. As I
cleaned and sliced them to make the wine my kids were devouring my slices. Some were still too
hard and gr...