Last Activity:08-02-2006 9:26 PM
Posted in thread: Sweetening cider on 07-12-2006 at 12:50 PM
I'm making another 1 gal batch of cider, and this time I have decided to sweeten it when I
bottle it. The last batch I did dry and still. It was pretty good, but I think a little
sweetness and some ca...
Posted in thread: Aging in corked bottles on 06-29-2006 at 01:18 PM
About a week after I bottled my mead, (and I swear it was clear when I did) I had laid them on
their sides from the start, and when I drew them out for labeling, I noticed each of them had a
strip of ...
Posted in thread: Getting ready to start one on 06-25-2006 at 10:26 AM
Same as for beer, corn sugar. As long as your brew has fermented out all the way and yo do not
overprime you shouldn't get any grenades.:DI know about for carbonating, I mean for sweetening
Posted in thread: Getting ready to start one on 06-25-2006 at 03:00 AM
I was thinking, most ciders I have tasted also seem at least a little sweet. I am not sure if I
want mine sweetened, perhaps maybe a little bit. But I am planning on naturally carbonating the
Posted in thread: Getting ready to start one on 06-22-2006 at 07:05 PM
wow...4 days later already done fermenting. Gravity is now about 1.008-1.005-ishOG was 1.050.
That makes an abv of 5.7? Racked to secondary for clearing. Couldn't believe how much sediment
was on the ...
Posted in thread: Wine stuck on 06-22-2006 at 05:56 AM
Yeah, it's been bottled and laying onit's side for a couple weeks now. I took them out
yesterday to see if any sediment had settled on the sides of the bottle, but there is none.
Liquid is still nice ...
Posted in thread: Sodium Metabisulfite on 06-21-2006 at 01:28 PM
Soak bottles in non-scented bleach for about 15 minutes diluted in hot water. Rinse bottles out
really well and get rid of all traces of bleach. Do this no more than a couple hours before
bottling or ...
Posted in thread: Getting ready to start one on 06-18-2006 at 03:53 PM
Wow...Only a few hours after pitching yeast and setting the carboy in the utility room, it
started bubbling yesterday. Today it's going nuts. This stuff is aggressive!How long normally
does it take to...
Posted in thread: How many hydometers have you broken? on 06-18-2006 at 07:12 AM
I've broken a few hydrometers taking gravities on a submarine battery. Kinda hard to crawl
around on your belly and not drop those things.:D
Posted in thread: How many hydometers have you broken? on 06-18-2006 at 03:25 AM
They are not that expensive. What would be the advantage of building your own?Whats the
advantage of making your own beer? Or making anything of your own? Because you can. And
sometimes, you can do it...