Last Activity:10-13-2015 3:36 PM
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Posted in thread: First try at cider on 10-13-2015 at 03:36 PM
I'm going to try some still and some lightly carbonated. My wife likes a local Michigan Cider
that is very dry and lightly carbonated. This year is all trial and error for me. Doing it in 1
Posted in thread: First try at cider on 10-13-2015 at 02:12 PM
I'm actually not a huge cider guy but I'm making it for my wife. After 24 years and her not
finding a beer she likes I'm giving in. LOL She likes a real dry cider and I like a not so dry
cider so I'm ...
Posted in thread: First try at cider on 10-13-2015 at 01:52 PM
I have a few questions regarding my current fermenting batch of cider.#1 Is it like wine or is
it ok to have a small amount of headspace in the secondary?#2 Is there a difference between
aging in the ...
Posted in thread: Cherry chocolate stout help on 08-11-2015 at 10:51 AM
4 to 6 weeks. That's funny. The only way a Stout will last that long at my house is if someone
hides them from me. LOLI got side tracked with an Octoberfest. Racking my Red Rye PA to the
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping (with pellets) question on 08-07-2015 at 10:30 PM
I'm wondering if I went to the secondary too soon. I used a smack pack yeast and had aggressive
airlock activity for three days. After three days The airlock was up but no activity. I let it
go four m...
Posted in thread: Oktoberfest ale recipe on 08-07-2015 at 09:43 PM
My first one is three days in the primary now. I used a German Kolsch Ale Yeast WLP029 and
there is a mild banana scent coming from the air lock. Hoping it turns out well as its my first
time making a...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping (with pellets) question on 08-07-2015 at 09:36 PM
I made a recipe that had me use pellet hops for dry hopping in the secondary. The recipe called
for seven days in the secondary after the hop addition. After seven days some of the hop crud
Posted in thread: Cherry chocolate stout help on 08-02-2015 at 12:43 AM
I just picked 20 pounds of blueberries from an organic you pick farm. Set aside a big bag in
the freezer. Going to make a Blueberry Oatmeal Stout.
Posted in thread: First ever batch of hard Cider this fall on 07-30-2015 at 06:12 PM
They are tart and delicious. I wouldn't try to make a 5 gallon batch or anything probably just
a few gallons. If I couldn't find someone with a press I have a heavy duty juicer I could try.
Posted in thread: Reusing yeast on 07-29-2015 at 06:55 PM
So what would you use for an Octoberfest but using an ale yeast and temperatures?