Last Activity:08-30-2008 7:24 PM
Posted in thread: Cider experiment on 06-21-2008 at 09:45 PM
Here is what the stuff looks like today:
Posted in thread: Cider experiment on 06-21-2008 at 06:48 PM
they're all a bubblin' away now. In order of fermenting gusto: 2 >> 3 > 1 > 4. Not too
surprising considering 2 and 3 have the extra rhubarb sugar and Nottingham seems to be more
vigorous than Montrac...
Posted in thread: Cider experiment on 06-21-2008 at 03:43 AM
Well, sample #2 needed a blow-off tube already! And sample #3 is also bubbling away, although
at a slower rate and it seems less foamy. I've got another tube ready, just in case.
Posted in thread: Cider experiment on 06-20-2008 at 11:56 PM
Hi everyone. I thought I'd let you know about a little cider experiment I set up. I just
pitched yeast into four different 1 gallon batches of cider. The conditions:Sample #1 (simple
Posted in thread: Can we get a cider sticky up in here? on 06-03-2008 at 12:07 PM
It seems like a few of you have quite a bit of knowledge and experience making hard cider.
Would it be possible to put together a sticky (or three) to help noobers like myself? Just
thinking it might ...
Posted in thread: small scale brewing on 05-30-2008 at 08:02 PM
Anyone mind if I ask a few questions too? I'm thinking about doing a few test batches of hard
cider later this summer (1 gallon each). I would like to use apple cider from a local farm.
They do not pa...
Posted in thread: How to use fresh, whole fruit on 05-27-2008 at 03:35 PM
Just out of curiosity; do you add a little water to the fruit when you pasteurize it? Also, how
do you ensure good mixing of the fruit with the beer? Is the racking process sufficient for
this or do y...
Posted in thread: English Bitter - looking for advice on 05-25-2008 at 02:35 PM
Thanks for all the recommendations people. They've been helpful and I'll keep them in mind for
later batches. I brewed this batch yesterday morning and its chugging along nicely. I'll let
you know how...
Posted in thread: English Bitter - looking for advice on 05-23-2008 at 10:44 PM
You asked for it:Ask away! We'll be here. ;)Cheers,BobI'm going to be brewing this on Saturday.
I'll be visiting my parents June 5-9th. My question is; if the beer isn't done fermenting by
the time I ...
Posted in thread: English Bitter - looking for advice on 05-22-2008 at 03:04 PM
One last question*; should I do a single-stage fermentation or should I include a secondary
step? And if I were to use a two-step fermentation, at what point would I transfer to the