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Posted in thread: New cider experiments; need advice/comments on 05-11-2009 at 04:37 PM
I'll allow myself the thread necromancy since I'm the original poster :)I see a lot of 1st
timers posting questions that I also had when I first started out making apfelwein, so I
thought I'd post an ...
Posted in thread: Apple Ale? on 02-19-2009 at 08:25 PM
Yes I did. I wanted to make a real beer which just happened to have some AJ as some
fermentables.According to my notes.. I used 1oz Halltertau for some reason, and 0.3oz Chinook
for bittering which I ...
Posted in thread: Apple Ale? on 02-19-2009 at 08:03 PM
Just thought I'd report back with my findings, as I went ahead and made what I call Apple Pale
Ale.I used a basic PA recipe as a base - I aimed for a 3 gallon batch. I simply topped up the 2
Posted in thread: New cider experiments; need advice/comments on 01-28-2009 at 08:12 PM
I was hoping you had a closer place than an hour's drive. That's ok, I'll get some pure apple
juice from IGA or something and make a gallon of it.I don't know what area you live in, but in
the fall I ...
Posted in thread: New cider experiments; need advice/comments on 01-28-2009 at 06:48 PM
What kind of apples are in the juice?I have no clue honestly. He told me it was a "blend" of a
few kinds, I didn't think to ask for specifics. It was quite sweet compared to the juice I got
back a few...
Posted in thread: Noob to brewing, just opened my first bottle... on 01-16-2009 at 06:58 PM
I use bleach all the time, almost exclusively. It has a bad rap around here for some reason,
but proper rinsing with hot water makes it a non-issue for me.If you suspect your tap water,
try doing a ba...
Posted in thread: Apple Ale? on 01-09-2009 at 07:41 PM
I think the challenge will be retaining the apple flavor, since most of your juice is likely to
be fermentable. I think you're right. Which yeast would you recommend to possibly mitigate that
as much ...
Posted in thread: Apple Ale? on 01-09-2009 at 06:54 PM
I have some leftover pure apple juice (unpasteurized, lightly filtered) and I want to try
making an ale out of some of it. Not hard cider with a bit of malt, but actually an apple beer,
with hops and ...
Posted in thread: New cider experiments; need advice/comments on 01-09-2009 at 04:59 PM
Thanks for weighing in, Kevin.Ok well experiment day is fast approaching. I got back from the
farm late last night and you can't imagine how relieved I was to learn that it could all fit in
Posted in thread: Quick Apfelwein questions on 01-08-2009 at 07:10 PM
Could I open a few of the bottles and carbonate them and re-bottle them now to just see the
difference???I've done this with beer, and it does work.I don't know about cider, but with beer
if you pour ...