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Posted in thread: Sub for CBW Special Dark on 05-11-2013 at 10:46 PM
I wanted to make a nice batch of dark lager. I usually do a partial extract using some LME from
my local Supply store.They carry bulk LME both light and dark. In this particular case the
valve was stu...
Posted in thread: Splenda in cider on 05-11-2013 at 10:06 PM
Update: 10 days pass and I declare cider brilliance... The carbonation level is delightful with
small champagne bubbles... Pretty good sweetness...Tempted to pasteurize about half of it and
leave the ...
Posted in thread: Splenda in cider on 05-01-2013 at 05:31 PM
Update: I opted to dissolve both the sugar and Splenda in water first. For the sugar I used 2
cups dissolved in 2 cups of water for a volume of 27 ounces. One cup of this was added to most
of a gallon...
Posted in thread: Splenda in cider on 04-30-2013 at 10:45 PM
Hear me out on this one:I have a pretty flavorful cider that I am about ready to bottle.The
problem is that the flavor is "tangy" because all of the ferment able sugars are now alcohol.I
want to re-sw...
Posted in thread: Gusher Experience on 01-01-2013 at 07:06 PM
Update:Here is what happened:I brewed two more batches, IPA type, that gushered.I brewed two
more batches, one stout and one Irish Red Ale, that were delightful.The difference: Dry
hopping..I had a qu...
Posted in thread: Gusher Experience on 10-26-2012 at 11:30 AM
Update:I have my recovery batch in the secondary now, and just about ready to bottle it. I have
done some research on this.1. The Gusher Bug: This is likely to be one or both of two types of
Posted in thread: Gusher Experience on 10-03-2012 at 07:49 PM
Thanks for posting that.Actually in my limited experience, about 3 years of brewing, I've never
seen that and so I will keep a few of these bottles around for a few more days to check up on
Posted in thread: Gusher Experience on 10-03-2012 at 06:36 PM
I'm experiencing a lot of problems with gushering. I've checked through the threads and still
have a couple of questions on this important topic:The problem showed up at some level on
everything I've ...
Posted in thread: Hop Type and Fermentation Rate on 12-20-2011 at 03:26 PM
Nah, the intent was just to produce some flavorful amber IPA type using cascade. The vinegar
made the batches undrinkable.You're right about the bucket in general, I am pretty sure that in
Posted in thread: Hop Type and Fermentation Rate on 12-19-2011 at 03:59 PM
Update: Just for the record, so that some future seeker of wisdom knows what happened:I waited
the two weeks and there was a nice thick layer of vinegar smelling bacteria on the top of both