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Posted in thread: How much wine conditoner to back sweeten on 01-03-2016 at 11:35 PM
Yeah, I get the whole "taste, sweeten, taste, adjust" option. I was just hoping for something a
little more mathematically based that doesn't require multiple small additions to the batch
which would ...
Posted in thread: How much wine conditoner to back sweeten on 01-03-2016 at 10:10 PM
I have a cider that's sitting just under 8% abv and finished at 1.002 that's very dry and tart.
I'd like to back-sweeten it up a bit, but I can't find any estimates of the specific gravity of
Posted in thread: Johnson A419 not turning pump on? on 12-23-2015 at 06:11 PM
I have a batch of cider going and it's too warm in the house and too cold in the garage to
ferment without some temp control. So I'm running into a problem I'm not really sure how to
Posted in thread: Slanting yeast on 12-22-2015 at 05:20 AM
So I'm just starting to get back to brewing after a couple years away and my slant library is
pretty neglected. I'll just toss the common stuff like wlp001 and start over, but I have some
slants that ...
Posted in thread: Upright Freezer as a Ferm Chamber for a Brewhemoth? on 12-20-2015 at 05:15 PM
I was going to do this with a 2 stage system so the garden hose would knock down to 110 and
then glycol for the rest of the way. But then I realized that my glycol system could knock 15
gallons of wor...
Posted in thread: Upright Freezer as a Ferm Chamber for a Brewhemoth? on 12-20-2015 at 06:09 AM
For those of you who went the DIY glycol route. Is it possible to use the glycol system to
supply the cold side of a plate chiller instead of using a garden hose? Can the glycol system
keep the coolan...
Posted in thread: Palpatine Porter Recipe Critique on 12-19-2015 at 08:23 PM
I'm not super familar with that style, but I think you're running low on IBU if you wish to
avoid it being too malty/sweet. Someone with more style familiarty can correct me, but I
believe the primary...
Posted in thread: Upright Freezer as a Ferm Chamber for a Brewhemoth? on 12-19-2015 at 06:10 PM
I still haven't decided which route to go. For those of you who went the DIY ac/glycol route.
Do you have to run two controllers? One to manage the AC unit and coolant temp and one to
monitor the ferm...
Posted in thread: Just dumped two batches due to vinegary taste/smell on 12-16-2015 at 04:42 AM
Allow me to first preface this with a simple fact. I treated this mead terribly and with
shameful neglect, I'm a monster and given the chance I'd probably steal candy for a baby (p.s I
ate most of my ...
Posted in thread: Russian River Row 2 Hill 56 Clone on 12-12-2015 at 11:11 PM
I'll be honest I don't remember much of any distinct taste difference between maltster
versions. However it's been almost two years since I've brewed anything so try both and see
which you prefer?