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  • Posted in thread: How does wild fermented cider age? on 10-08-2014 at 12:52 AM
    I personally wouldn't treat it any differently than I do any other cider.Sounds good to me.I
    have never used a campden tablet but if it killed the wild yeast won't it kill your Nottingham
    yeast too?If...

  • Posted in thread: Brett and Spanish cider split batch on 10-04-2014 at 01:31 AM
    Cool! I got a deal on some pear/apple cider that had just started fermenting naturally, so I
    just went with it. I've got 5 gal assisted by Nottingham and the other 5 gal is getting a
    starter dosed wit...

  • Posted in thread: How does wild fermented cider age? on 10-04-2014 at 01:20 AM
    I just got my hands on some raw cider, but it had already begun to ferment before I got my
    hands on it. I knocked the wild yeast back w campden tablets before pitching some Nottingham
    yeast to ensure ...

  • Posted in thread: All-Grain BDSA - Tastes "smoky", not fruity on 09-25-2014 at 01:44 AM
    So let's start with the obvious:1. don't burn your grain2. don't boil your grain.Both of those
    can lead to off flavors if you don't know what you're doing, but it never should happen in a
    basic infusi...

  • Posted in thread: Importance of a "rolling boil"? on 08-21-2014 at 08:10 PM
    First, about the boil: its very important to keep a rolling boil so volatiles in the wort can
    be driven off. The one I'm familiar with is SMM, the DMS precursor. I'll let you Google that
    one if you're...

  • Posted in thread: Blackberry wine - correcting high OG on 08-14-2014 at 07:36 PM
    Ugh, post from my phone didn't go through. If it ever shows up I apologize in advance for
    doubling up.Yes, 1.180 isn't on my hydrometer either, it only goes to 1.160. When I said off
    the charts I real...

  • Posted in thread: Blackberry wine - correcting high OG on 08-13-2014 at 07:09 PM
    I started a batch of blackberry wine using Jack Keller's heavy bodied blackberry wine recipe.
    Unfortunately I scaled up the recipe to 5gal and blindly dumped in ingredients (including
    yeast) before te...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle conditioning - fact check on 08-10-2014 at 05:20 PM
    Cool, thanks for the feedback.After going back to the priming section I see what you mean. I
    ended up changing it to "simple sugars" since I wanted to refer to the general principle as
    priming sugar c...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle conditioning - fact check on 08-08-2014 at 03:11 PM
    Hi guys. I recently put together an article on bottle conditioned beer for my homebrew blog
    aimed to teach craft beer drinkers what bottle conditioned means, why it's different from
    filtered/force car...

  • Posted in thread: Ultra Barrier Silver Beer Hose Giveaway from Kegconnection.com! on 07-17-2014 at 10:14 PM
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