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Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 10-31-2012 at 05:14 PM
I just made this one yesterday and I realized that I was out of pectin. I know the recipe
doesn't call for pectin, but I put it in all my ciders for clarity. Is it possible to put
pectin in a day or s...
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 10-28-2012 at 08:50 PM
Quick question: Maybe I'm mis-reading the directions. I bought all the ingredients, but are you
supposed to just dump the dry yeast in the fermenter or do you pitch the yeast (usually with EC
116 or E...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin cider too alcoholic on 10-26-2012 at 07:41 PM
I wish I had a LBHS, the closest is 1.5 hours away so I usually order a bunch of supplies
online once in a while. That's why I was trying to make due with what I have lying around.
Posted in thread: Pumpkin cider too alcoholic on 10-25-2012 at 03:46 AM
Here is the original recipe, which I got from Mead Safari:Here is the recipe:7-0074.5 gal
Mott's Apple Juice64 oz water3 lbs Golden Light DME1 can (30 oz) Libby's Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix2
lbs C&H Dark Br...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin cider too alcoholic on 10-24-2012 at 03:10 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. I have pieces of JD oak barrels that I bought for a bourbon barrel
stout. Would this work?
Posted in thread: Pumpkin cider too alcoholic on 10-22-2012 at 08:12 PM
So I've had my cider in the secondary for three weeks. While I can tell its mellowed a little,
I'm faced with a problem. Should I bottle it now--so I can use the carboy--and let it age in
the bottle (...
Posted in thread: Holiday Beer with oak chips? on 10-07-2012 at 05:21 PM
Wow, great idea. I have a free 1 gallon carboy and can spare it. It sounds like it will need to
sit for a while longer than the other version, but I'm excited about it. Thanks for the tip.
Posted in thread: Holiday Beer with oak chips? on 10-07-2012 at 06:02 AM
I'm brewing the Holiday Ale with the kit from Midwest Brewing. I tweaked the recipe just a
little bit, but after touring the JD Distillery in TN, I heard about storing beer in the oak
casks. I've thou...
Posted in thread: Fermenting in oak barrels on 10-07-2012 at 12:50 AM
Thanks all. Based on the replies, I plan on adding a small amount of DME into the barrel with
the beer to purge out the oxygen while it is aging. Thanks for the tips on tasting...will make
sure I do. ...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin cider too alcoholic on 10-04-2012 at 05:22 AM
Upstate Mike, thanks for replying. I appreciate your posts. In fact, earlier this week I bought
some Nottingham ale yeast (I usually use EC 118 or 116) because I'm going to try to brew your