Last Activity:10-28-2012 12:09 PM
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Posted in thread: High OG on 10-25-2012 at 11:47 PM
The CO2 has to go somewhere. My guess is your bucket lid doesn't seal as well as you think.
Posted in thread: Yeast not Proofing on 10-22-2012 at 01:27 AM
Maybe I'm missing something, but I've never seen the point of leaving the airlock off a mead
fermentation. I'm not saying it's bad. I just don't see the advantage and I prefer the piece of
mind of an ...
Posted in thread: Do I need to pasteurize frozen apple juice concentrate? on 10-22-2012 at 12:55 AM
No, just pour it in. If you haven't added sulfite and sorbate, you may need to pasteurize it
later to prevent the yeast from eating the sugar.Pasteurization is typically done at two
different stages. ...
Posted in thread: Peach Port help on 10-22-2012 at 12:46 AM
I don't mean to say you can't ferment dry and backsweeten, but port is traditonally made by
adding the alcohol during fermentation. The ABV becomes higher than the yeast can tolerate, so
Posted in thread: low gravity on 10-21-2012 at 05:46 PM
Heated 12 lbs of honey @ 145 for 15 minutes and topped it up for a total of 5 gallons of added
water. Ignore my earlier OG estimate. I misread your first post. I thought it said "total of 5
Posted in thread: Carbonation question on 10-21-2012 at 04:03 PM
If you continue to make cider, I would strongly recommend spending $10 on a hydrometer. Without
it, we are only guessing at how much sugar is in your cider. I've never done it, but
refrigerating the b...
Posted in thread: low gravity on 10-21-2012 at 03:26 PM
That gravity sounds low. I would have expected something closer to 1.086. Is it possible that
the honey isn't fully dissolved? There could be a layer of honey in the bottom of the bucket or
Posted in thread: Carbonation question on 10-21-2012 at 03:11 PM
I tasted the first bottle about a week later and it had just a bit of pop when opening the
bottle. It tasted good but a bit too sweet. Open 2nd bottle yesterday (3 weeks since bottling)
and it had a...
Posted in thread: stove top pasteurization and bottle caps on 10-21-2012 at 02:38 PM
I wouldn't worry about it.
Posted in thread: stove top pasteurization and bottle caps on 10-21-2012 at 02:34 PM
The heat increases pressure in the bottles, which could distend the caps.