Last Activity:11-12-2014 7:51 AM
8 Likes on 8 Posts
Posted in thread: Apple Juice as a back sweetener? on 10-31-2014 at 01:50 PM
It was a 5 gallon batch. Are you familiar with the pasteurizing process? I learned the stovetop
method here on the forums. I placed a water filled bottle with an instant read thermometer in
it in the ...
Posted in thread: Apple Juice as a back sweetener? on 10-30-2014 at 01:41 PM
Don't bother with Bottled Juice and corn sugar. Use frozen concentrate, 2 birds, 1 stone. No
preservatives to worry about and you won't dilute your ABV. I did 3 batches last year: Batch 1:
1 can of Ol...
Posted in thread: Gravity for Priming/backsweetening on 10-27-2014 at 07:11 PM
Hi all,I am ready to bottle 2gallon batch of cider, it's FG is .0996. I what to use apple
concentrate to carbonate and back sweeten. My plan is to add concentrate to cider, bottle let
sit for 7days an...
Posted in thread: Apple Juice as a back sweetener? on 10-27-2014 at 02:27 PM
Yeah, the artificial sweeteners won't give you a ton of apple flavor. They provide ore of a
generic sweetness. But there's usually enough flavor in the cider to mesh together nicely. It's
the method I...
Posted in thread: Apple Juice as a back sweetener? on 10-23-2014 at 03:27 PM
If you use a juice with preservatives, it supposedly stunts the reproductive ability of the
yeast. Therefore, in theory, you may not be able to get the bottles to carb up. Even with
additional corn su...
Posted in thread: Apple Juice as a back sweetener? on 10-22-2014 at 06:01 PM
Hi all,I have two gallons of apple cider that has fermented to .0996 from OG of 1.050 for 2
weeks. I would like to bottle next week and use apple juice to sweeten and add some apple taste
to the cider...
Posted in thread: Krusen looking like mushroom. on 09-20-2014 at 01:39 AM
Not alarmed, just curious if anyone has had krusen look like this. I for one after three years
of brewing have not. Cheer's
Posted in thread: Krusen looking like mushroom. on 09-20-2014 at 01:25 AM
Has anyone seen krusen like this? I have have not. This is my first time using pilsner, don't
know if has anything to do with it.Cheer's
Posted in thread: Dry yeast in "big beer" on 03-26-2014 at 12:12 PM
I have heard many home brewers say that you should not use dry yeast for a starter. I have also
heard, however, that one 11.5g packet should suffice for a beer up to 1.060 OG. I plan on
brewing a high...
Posted in thread: Cold brew coffee amount on 01-30-2014 at 03:26 PM
Hi,Does the oil from the coffee have a negative affect on getting good carbonation? I use corn
sugar to carb in bottles.