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  • Orange County CA
  • new to brewing, wine making
  • Brewing,fishing
  • Don Roberts


  • Posted in thread: Ok, finally gave in to buying a carboy on 10-25-2006 at 09:30 PM
    Ouch $25 for a 3 - gallon carboy? You can get 5 gal glass carboys at the swap meet for $4 each.
    Or a new one for around $20. I am assuming that nothing else came with the carboy or did that
    price incl...

  • Posted in thread: Wife Wants to Dump Cider on 10-12-2006 at 11:36 PM
    Well I'm back with some postive results. I have been drinking a bottle every week to see if the
    quality is getting any better and lol and behold it is getting pretty tasty. The sulpher smell
    is about ...

  • Posted in thread: Wife Wants to Dump Cider on 09-25-2006 at 04:16 PM
    For a first try I made some Peach Cider out of peaches from my tree and it has been in bottles
    for a month now. I dont know what a peach cider should taste like all I can do is try to
    explain how mine...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrewed Malt Vinegar on 09-22-2006 at 11:29 PM
    I have read that brewers should be careful about making vinegar in the same household you are
    brewing in. The vinegar spores in the air can contaminate your beer especially if you open your
    airlock to...

  • Posted in thread: Fat Tire Clone on 09-21-2006 at 08:31 PM
    Wanted to start up on my second brew attempt and make a Bass Clone again because it was so good
    but my local shop was out of the kits so I decided on a Fat Tire Clone. What is great about
    home brewing...

  • Posted in thread: Spiced Cider for the Holidays on 08-29-2006 at 12:01 AM
    Yup I boiled both the lactose and the sugar. I added the blend to 6.5 gallons so that is why I
    used a little more sugar. There is a good taste in there somewhere when I tasted it but it is
    being cover...

  • Posted in thread: Spiced Cider for the Holidays on 08-28-2006 at 04:22 PM
    I am in the same boat as you Brother!!! I bottled 6 gallons of Peach Cider on faith alone that
    at some point it will taste and smell drinkable. The stench of sulfur in my kitchen this Sunday
    made me w...

  • Posted in thread: Sweet and Carbonated Cider on 08-21-2006 at 08:28 PM
    I have had 5 Gallons of Peach Cider in the secondary for 1 1/2 - 2 months now and would like to
    bottle it up. This is my first attempt at Cider. I would like to have both a carbonated and
    sweet cider ...

  • Posted in thread: How to increase to 5 GAL? on 07-28-2006 at 09:33 PM
    Hey we are pretty close. I work in Mission Viejo and live near Long Beach. I racked the cider
    last night. Pretty smelly stuff. I was a little worried upon smelling it but of course I had to
    taste it. ...

  • Posted in thread: How to increase to 5 GAL? on 07-28-2006 at 12:30 AM
    The peaches have been in the nylon bag for about 5 days now and I noticed that the airlock is
    no longer bubbling at all.Tonight I am going to remove the bag and rack the cider into a glass
    carboy. Que...