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Posted in thread: film on top on 11-01-2010 at 10:51 PM
Hi Kevin,No carb whatsoever, and the film seems to hang together, almost like a grease spot on
water rather than bubbles. Give it a shake and it breaks into flakes that float back to the
surface. The ...
Posted in thread: film on top on 10-30-2010 at 05:13 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of what I was describing above. Out of 12 bottles maybe 3 have
exhibited any form of this, the rest are clear. No bad smell, tastes fine, no hissing when
opening the bott...
Posted in thread: film on top on 10-30-2010 at 02:04 PM
Hi all,About a week ago I bottled about three gallons of straight cider (just yeast and juice)
in a dozen wine sized bottles and the remainder in a half gallon jug. It was in the 3 gallon
jug for two ...
Posted in thread: Nettle beer on 05-30-2009 at 02:10 AM
I've heard that there are actually those who suffer from arthritis who whack their affected
joints with bundles of nettle (the process is called "urtication"), to help with the arthritic
pain. The bee...
Posted in thread: Nettle beer on 05-29-2009 at 02:18 AM
Hi all,It's been about a year since I had a chance to look in (moving, two separate computer
failures, etc.), so pardons if this is already covered...I just came across a recipe for
"nettle beer", not...
Posted in thread: Conditioning cider? on 03-28-2007 at 12:36 AM
...Green cider smells like a$$. OK more like sulfur but it dont smell good...Sulfur is just
what it *did* smell like! I just couldn't put my finger on it. Thanks!
Posted in thread: Conditioning cider? on 03-23-2007 at 01:51 AM
A couple of questions...First, I'd mentioned above that my first beer (extract) always smelled
and tasted like beer, even if not good beer, while my cider tasted sort of sweet and smelled
Posted in thread: Conditioning cider? on 03-21-2007 at 01:52 AM
Had to go ahead and sample, even though it's only been 45 days or so...Not too bad! Still a
little green (does that term apply to cider too?) but definately not like it was at bottling
(which of these...