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01-16-2012

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02-20-2014 6:48 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • The complete Joy of Home Brewing- PapazianrnMaking Sweet and Hard Cider-Annie Proux
  • X-mas present from the wife last year was a carboy and a packet of yeast. It just ballooned from there.
  • Pumpkin AlernHoliday spiced ale
  • Big Belgian Blonde
  • Strawberry WinernDark Caramel Ciderrn
  • Grandma's Molasses Cider 9.5%rnOaked Caramel280 Cider 11%rnK-Graff 6.5%rnOktoberfest Lager
  • Married
  • Rochester
  • NY

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  • Posted in thread: Name your shortest fermented beer! on 01-17-2014 at 03:02 PM
    DAMN!!! now thats a quick turnaroundI still let it mellow in secondary for 2 weeks. It tasted
    pretty hot due to the 3 gal of apple cider in there. Exited to crack open some bottles this
    weekend!! 4 we...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're addicted to brewing when.... on 01-17-2014 at 02:58 PM
    When you buy spring-water for the next batch in a glass carboy to add another 5gal capacity to
    my collection.

  • Posted in thread: Name your shortest fermented beer! on 01-17-2014 at 02:53 PM
    I made a white wheat graff. og 1.045. After a wild fermentation with Fermentis wb-06 it was
    done (fg1.010) in primary 36 hours after pitching dry yeast at 65degF.

  • Posted in thread: cloudy brown clumps on 12-20-2013 at 02:27 PM
    I have seen this before. Very high levels of pectin in apples can cause clumping of the
    sediment when it sits for a while. My local apple farmer listed a few types of apples very high
    in pectin that h...

  • Posted in thread: sweeten with Xylitol first on 12-16-2013 at 04:48 PM
    ^ x2 ON THIS.From what I have read about it the stomach issues usually only happen at high
    levels. Never happened to anyone I know yet. I only add about 2-4 Tbsp per gallon(to taste)
    when bottling. I ...

  • Posted in thread: First time cider on 12-12-2013 at 08:46 PM
    1)Any tubing will work for blow-off tube, it does not contact the cider you will be drinking. I
    use the clear vinyl tubing from LOWES. Have no idea if it is food grade or not.2)As long as you
    do not r...

  • Posted in thread: ec-1118 temps on 12-04-2013 at 01:54 PM
    That yeast is a beast at any temp. My basement is 62deg.I have used it a couple times in the
    past. It is a fast clean fermenter that will take your cider all the way to dry. It clears very
    well given ...

  • Posted in thread: Can I use this to juice pears (or apples) for perry (or cider)? on 11-01-2013 at 02:33 PM
    That contraption is a Squeezo food strainer. Used to make apple sauce, tomato sauce, squash
    berries etc.......quarter and cook your apples, then run them through it stems and all. sauce
    comes out the ...

  • Posted in thread: My airlock somehow siphoned back into the carboy on 09-23-2013 at 04:03 PM
    Your wort was still warmer than the ambient temp in the room when you put the airlock on. As it
    cooled the air inside contracted and sucked in the vodka.Don't worry your beer will be just
    fine.

  • Posted in thread: Malt Sweetened Sparkling Cider (Advice Needed!) on 09-23-2013 at 03:46 PM
    Search "Graff".You will find a plethora of knowledge.I have made a couple variations myself and
    was very happy with the results.

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