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  • Brewing,Hot Rodding,Gardening
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  • I love to create, so creating beer and wine only seemed natural.
  • Imperial Russian Stout
  • Dark Apple Cider, Caramel Porter
  • Peach Wine
  • Irish Red Ale, Apfelwine, English Stout
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  • Posted in thread: newbie to forum, love making wine etc. Apfelwein? on 01-24-2009 at 06:48 PM
    I made Apfelwine and cyser and cider. I prefer using the s-04 yeast the best for a slightly
    sweeter and more apple flavor. I did not like the champaign yeast used in Apfelwine. I also
    prefer boosting ...

  • Posted in thread: Extreme amount of sediment at bottom or carboy on 01-09-2009 at 11:56 AM
    That is exactly how my batch looked before racking. 5 gal motts, 1lb dk brn sugar, 1 lb lt brn
    sugar, 12oz honey, s-04. I poured another batch on top of that stuff and now most of it stayed
    on the top...

  • Posted in thread: S-04 Cider on 01-06-2009 at 11:42 AM
    I just racked a batch of 5 gl motts, s-04, lb dk brn sugar, lb lt brn sugar, and lb of honey. I
    sampled it and it was awesome, still a little sweet, but awesome. I then pour a second batch of
    5 gl mot...

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider #2 on 12-24-2008 at 06:11 PM
    I disolved all the honey and brown sugars in about 1 gallon of juice I heated to just below a

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider #2 on 12-24-2008 at 01:39 PM
    After my first fiasco with cider (it is real hard to screw up cider, but I added some powdered
    sugar, not knowing it contained corn starch!), I am trying my second. This won will be a little
    sweeter, ...

  • Posted in thread: Cloudy Cider on 12-23-2008 at 07:08 PM
    fg .992. Seemed done. Does it go lower?

  • Posted in thread: ez cap gaskets not sealing...what am I doing wrong? on 12-22-2008 at 06:22 PM
    I had the same problem with a stout and and english ale after about 3 weeks in the bottle. Went
    crazy trying to figure it out. After a few more weeks, they were all carbonated. I was just a
    little imp...

  • Posted in thread: Musky Mead on 12-22-2008 at 01:58 PM
    Hello,I recently tried my first mead. I used a medium show mead recipe. It has about 8 months
    on it now, but has what I can only describe as "musky" after taste. Any thoughts on what is
    causing this? ...

  • Posted in thread: Cloudy Cider on 12-22-2008 at 01:51 PM
    I will use Pectic Enzyme next time, however, I have already bottled the cider. I am going to
    experiment with running the cider through some type of filter (coffee filter?) each time I open
    one. Has an...

  • Posted in thread: Cloudy Cider on 12-21-2008 at 07:33 PM
    Thanks, I new I shouldn't use the powdered sugar, but it was available. I will try another
    batch and see how it comes out.