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Posted in thread: How long to wait after adding campden tabs before adding yeast? on 05-25-2012 at 02:14 AM
It's been a while since I made any cider. And the last few times were probably not done quite
properly anyway.Juice has had pectic enzyme added and one Camden tablet per gallon. Does it
matter if the ...
Posted in thread: Guide to set internal chest freezer thermostat to >32F; Eliminate external control on 11-30-2011 at 11:09 PM
Anyone know if this works with the GE 7.0 from Home Depot? Everything I see in this thread
regarding this freezer seems to point that it can't get warm enough turning the screw all the
way in clockwis...
Posted in thread: Guide to set internal chest freezer thermostat to >32F; Eliminate external control on 11-29-2011 at 07:42 PM
So I tried this last night on the 7 cu ft freezer I bought from the home depot. max temperature
seems to be hovering around 33F, but I think my digital thermometer is reading off. there is
ice in the ...
Posted in thread: Specific gravity readings/vinegar on 11-13-2011 at 03:08 AM
I just realized I could probably check to some extent by looking at the pH to see how acidic it
is and from there take a guess as to how much alcohol is there...
Posted in thread: First Cider: When's it DONE? on 11-13-2011 at 12:04 AM
Of course it doesn't HAVE to be clear when done. That is totally up to you. If you let it age
over the winter it can/should go through Malo-lactic fermentation where the malic acid turns
into lactic a...
Posted in thread: Specific gravity readings/vinegar on 11-12-2011 at 11:56 PM
None know what the specific gravity readings would look like if something went to vinegar
instead of fermenting out normally?
Posted in thread: Bottling question: on 11-12-2011 at 11:49 PM
Strangely the batch that I though had been infected fermented out to a sg of 1.0 or so, doesn't
seem to have any strong vinegar taste, is BEAUTIFUL orange/amber color, bit doesn't have a lot
of body t...
Posted in thread: Bottling question: on 11-12-2011 at 11:21 PM
Have a batch of cider that has been sitting in the carboy since last year... Neglected and
forgotten. Was about to pull some and taste it to see of it is still any good. Was wondering if
it is still p...
Posted in thread: kiss of death? on 01-31-2010 at 09:46 PM
so I racked a batch of beer about two weeks ago to let it clear before bottling, and it got a
white scum on the top of it along with what were a number of large white bubbles that took
forever to pop....
Posted in thread: Beer line tests & solution to the "plastic" taste on 12-13-2009 at 04:45 AM
most flexible hose has plasticizers in it that allow the plastic used to be flexible. often
these plasticizers are somewhat volatile and leach out of the plastic. I can't imagine they are
good for you...
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