Last Activity:09-02-2006 6:09 AM
Posted in thread: How long in primary? on 07-23-2006 at 05:34 AM
Once it has fermented it has a pretty decent alcohol content so that helps it not go bad. Of
course the yeast could start eating itself but I have yet to experience that. I wouldn't worry
too much abo...
Posted in thread: How long? on 07-18-2006 at 02:58 PM
Loads of research now shows that drinking as a teen can cause long term damage. I should know.
Posted in thread: Apple, Honey and Chamomile Cider. on 07-18-2006 at 08:22 AM
Since I had around a square meter of chamomile growing in my garden I decided to use it in a
cider. Chamomile has a smell that can remind one of apple and I thought that it might well help
add an extr...
Posted in thread: Priming necessary? on 07-18-2006 at 07:42 AM
Nope. There should still be enough yeast there. By adding extra sugar , or whatever , as your
priming agent , you will start a new fermentation using the original yeast.
Posted in thread: Is it too hot to brew? on 07-11-2006 at 12:05 PM
Do you reckon extra hops might help stabilise an ale at high temperatures? Here in Japan we
have a pretty constant 33 degrees C ( 92 F) or so day and night and I have been making OK
stouts. I have jus...
Posted in thread: How to make Cider Champagne? on 06-16-2006 at 03:53 PM
I used a heaped, and I mean heaped, 2.5g meassuring spoon with standard cane brown sugar per
630ml bottle as a prime and ended up with a very sparkling cider. I bottled it straight from
the primary bu...
Posted in thread: Apple Beer? on 05-16-2006 at 08:24 AM
So what, may I ask, is a black rock cider kit? And how's it working for you?"Black Rock" are a
New Zealand kit maker. In japan you can buy them from department stores. The primary fermented
Posted in thread: Homebrewer from New Zealand on 04-30-2006 at 12:35 PM
Thanks for the reply. You have answered what I have been thinking about today, it seems like a
secondary is a good idea. It looks like it will be drinkable once the height of summer has hit
Posted in thread: Homebrewer from New Zealand on 04-29-2006 at 04:05 PM
How has the cider worked out? I just started one today using a kilo of honey rather than sugar.
Posted in thread: Apple Beer? on 04-29-2006 at 04:02 PM
I just started my first cider primary using honey and a black rock cider kit.I reckon a honey
and apple combination will work well.In the UK a well known way for youngsters and tramps to
get legless i...