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  • Posted in thread: Making hard cider from store-bought apple juice on 04-28-2011 at 01:00 AM
    if it has no preservatives, you can make cider out of it. the only acceptable additive is
    vitamin C.

  • Posted in thread: Brew 5 Gallons of Beer on 03-25-2011 at 11:46 AM
    yeah you will loose some water in the boil too right? about 15% per hour is the ballpark. also
    you need some room on the top of the pot or your delicious beer will be all over your kitchen.
    I'd start ...

  • Posted in thread: The Poor College Brewer on 03-25-2011 at 05:00 AM
    yeah man, try a couple of extract batches. All grain is actually not that much cheaper when you
    start factoring in all the equipment required. you can do $25 5G batches in pails. I'm in
    school too and...

  • Posted in thread: Brew 5 Gallons of Beer on 03-25-2011 at 04:52 AM
    if you boil less than the final volume then you are doing a partial boil. This is what I do
    because its difficult to heat and subsequently cool that much water.It effects how much of the
    compounds are...

  • Posted in thread: Aerating: before or after? on 03-24-2011 at 02:31 AM

  • Posted in thread: Are there any downsides with using plastic buckets as fermenters? on 03-17-2011 at 05:47 PM
    they can be scratched easier than glass. I have also read that they are slightly permeable to
    oxygen but I doubt this would be an issue as long as you weren't keeping the beer in there for
    a very long...

  • Posted in thread: Graham's English Cider on 03-17-2011 at 01:24 PM
    it's certainly not a strong vinegar taste like from cider vinegar. just sort of a mild tang. I
    tossed in some more yeast nutrient and there was in instant effect. quite something to see I
    must say.I d...

  • Posted in thread: Peeling labels on 03-17-2011 at 03:40 AM
    yeah I try and stay ahead on the bottle cleaning. I go to the bars that serve lots of import
    beers and pick up the bottles there. drop them in a rubermaid tub of PBW for a day or 2 and
    then wash and d...

  • Posted in thread: Graham's English Cider on 03-15-2011 at 11:57 AM
    Brewed up a batch of this a couple of weeks ago and the gravity is stuck at 1.010. I don't have
    an OG reading either. I used the apple juice I could get from wallmart here in Canada and it
    did not hav...

  • Posted in thread: First brew ideas? on 03-11-2011 at 11:50 AM
    Yeah, do a kit. My suggestion is to make sure you follow the directions EXACTLY. if you're in
    doubt as to why the directions say to do something, read up and find out. the first kit is a
    learning expe...