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