Last Activity:12-13-2012 6:51 PM
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Posted in thread: beginners guide to brewing w/pressed apples? on 11-11-2012 at 01:10 AM
i've been brewing cider for about 2 years now and have used store bought apple juice, ranging
from tree top to local farm produced apple juice/cider (pasteurized). i have access to an apple
press so w...
Posted in thread: Help! White spots of doom on 10-11-2012 at 03:24 AM
that's a relief. this recipe has yielded some really solid cider so i didn't want to have to
dump it out. thanks.
Posted in thread: Help! White spots of doom on 10-10-2012 at 05:53 AM
it is powdery. there is no off smell and it tasted quite nice during racking. it is bubbling
infrequently, approx 1/minute.
Posted in thread: Help! White spots of doom on 10-10-2012 at 03:40 AM
I brewed 3 gal of Tree Top apple cider w/wild blackberries 30 days ago. 4 days ago I racked
into secondary to get rid of the leftover blackberry muck. I noticed today that there are white
spots. I pic...
Posted in thread: NineMilBill's Easy Blackberry Cider on 05-14-2012 at 01:53 AM
sampled a glass while racking to secondary w/fresh blackberries. tastes great at 30 days! tart,
crisp. i plan on backsweetening and pasteurizing after tertiary, possibly wine bottle a few and
age for ...
Posted in thread: NineMilBill's Easy Blackberry Cider on 05-12-2012 at 05:46 PM
question: i'm racking to secondary today w/18 oz of blackberries. do you think it's okay to top
off the new carboy w/fresh apple juice? i plan on losing some volume from the old lees and
Posted in thread: NineMilBill's Easy Blackberry Cider on 04-17-2012 at 07:32 PM
great! i'm going to start a 3 gal batch this weekend. do you know what gravity reading you got
post-sugar where you were happy with the sweetness? i know "to each his own", but just curious.
Posted in thread: NineMilBill's Easy Blackberry Cider on 04-17-2012 at 03:10 AM
if you were to do 3 gallons, would you up the sugar to 3 cups when backsweetening? this looks
like a great, straightforward recipe!
Posted in thread: HELP! mead not taking off? on 05-15-2010 at 05:39 AM
okay. i feel better now. at 8 days i took a reading at 1.052. at 13 days i took another reading
at 1.034. it is active. the primary is obviously compromised probably due to the lack of a seal
on the l...
Posted in thread: HELP! mead not taking off? on 05-09-2010 at 07:31 PM
Recipe --> Starter (in growler for 24 hours)1 pint of honey2 cups of water1 package of Lalvin
71B-1122 yeast1 pinch of yeast nutient (Wyeast Beer Nutrient Blend)Next day, 5 GAL15 lbs of