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Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 12-05-2016 at 01:12 AM
21,693.5+ 5.5G Vienna Lager=21,699
Posted in thread: Sam Adams Hoppy Red on 11-28-2016 at 10:41 PM
If you like a hoppy red, IMO you can't go wrong with Denny's Waldo Lake Amber recipe.
Posted in thread: Finishing Steps on 11-21-2016 at 11:15 PM
Perhaps those Canadian apples like to hold back on their sugars. Storing things up for winter.
Posted in thread: Finishing Steps on 11-21-2016 at 11:13 PM
hydrometerOK, then 1.020 it is!Pretty weird though. I've had grafs that end at 1.015-1.020, but
any straight ciders have all gone to 1.000-1.005. It sounds to me like you did everything you
could to m...
Posted in thread: What's the difference? on 11-21-2016 at 10:39 PM
To expand on Gila's answer- a cider might finish at 5-7% ABV, but with applewein you add enough
sugar to bump it up to wine strength- 9-15%. At that % it's usually a tart, kickass
Posted in thread: Finishing Steps on 11-21-2016 at 10:33 PM
Just o be sure- are you taking the readings with a hydrometer or a refractometer?
Posted in thread: Finishing Steps on 11-21-2016 at 09:51 PM
Bernard is correct in that the amount of sweetness is totally subjective. Try a starting point
of 1 cup of xylitol per 5G.For my cold crashing /gelatin, I chill it down to as close to 32 as
I can get ...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2016? on 11-20-2016 at 11:01 PM
19,866.5+ 5.5G Ben's DoubleAlt= 19,872
Posted in thread: Daily fermentation temperature shift on 11-17-2016 at 03:55 PM
Almost 5 years and closing in on 100 batches, and all I use for temp control are swamp coolers.
Get a cheapish large bucket(or 2), put the fermenter in there and fill with water. The thermal
mass of t...
Posted in thread: First competition - Bronze in category on 11-15-2016 at 02:44 AM
Good for you Red! I entered a couple of competitions for the 1st time this year. Was pleasantly
surprised with the results.