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  • I'm not a sophisticated drinker--I like sweet wines and drinks. I actually like Manischewitz, unlike most everyone I know. So I thought making my own would be a good way to have a nice wine that would be sweet enough for me. My first batch was Welch's concentrate, sugar, and yeast in a gallon of bottled water. Tasted great to me, so I started a new hobby. I never drank beer until I tried a microbrew on a trip to Colorado. I decided (a) dark beers are great, and (b) if I could make wine I could make beer too.
  • A pale DME ale/gruit, depending on whether I decide to use hops or not.
  • Pear wine with pear nectar from our own tree, Ignorance In A Bottle dark gruit/beer/something, Apple-strawberry Hard Cider
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  • Posted in thread: Bready taste in cider? on 07-29-2011 at 12:29 AM
    I'm just going by what I've read on here, but from reading other threads my understanding is
    that mixing yeasts really doesn't work. Whichever strain gets a better start will just crowd
    the other out....

  • Posted in thread: Throw out cider? on 07-24-2011 at 09:49 PM
    How long do you think I should leave them? 6 months? a year?Time is the secret ingredient in
    homebrewing. If you're old enough to legally make wine, you won't outlive your product. If it's
    not infecte...

  • Posted in thread: 2 weeks in - horrible smell on 07-24-2011 at 09:44 PM
    I almost always have some sulfur smell the first two or three weeks. By six weeks the sulfur is
    gone and the cider is smelling pleasantly fermented-appley. It will probably dissipate on its
    own, but t...

  • Posted in thread: Throw out cider? on 07-24-2011 at 02:31 AM
    What was the recipe and when did you start it? Might be bad, but might be just young & green.
    Without anything else to go on, I'm leaning toward young.

  • Posted in thread: Bready taste in cider? on 07-24-2011 at 02:25 AM
    You could always ferment with a bread yeast?I was going to suggest that myself. Some people
    complain that bread yeast leaves a bready/yeasty flavor. In this case that might be what you
    want. It also m...

  • Posted in thread: My cider is too Dry and not sweet help? on 07-19-2011 at 04:03 AM
    It varies a bit of course, but usually around 6-8 weeks in all. After active fermentation stops
    and it gets really clear, I will usually thief out a sip every so often, and usually within a
    few weeks ...

  • Posted in thread: mr beer cider on 07-17-2011 at 09:47 PM
    Just make a cider recipe from here rather than buying a kit. A lot of folks make small batches
    of Ed wort's Apfelwein in their old mr beer kegs.+1 to that. Apple juice and ale yeast, and
    maybe a littl...

  • Posted in thread: My cider is too Dry and not sweet help? on 07-17-2011 at 09:43 PM
    After playing around with various recipes and combinations I have come back to a very basic
    recipe of just juice and ale yeast. It ferments quickly and is very drinkable in only a few
    weeks. It is dry...

  • Posted in thread: Intro and questions... on 07-14-2011 at 03:27 AM
    After playing around I have settled on a very basic cider that (I think) seems to taste
    consistently good. Just your favorite clear AJ and ale yeast (Munton's). Add yeast to a gallon
    of juice, shake, ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting in warm climates on 07-12-2011 at 04:22 AM
    Serving: seen some kegerators and jockey boxes on this site, but that one deserves a prize of
    some sort! :ban:

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