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  • Posted in thread: Graff Cider- Very Dark on 10-15-2014 at 12:25 PM
    I just put together a batch of Graff cider according to the recipe in the recipe section. I
    used the 120L grains because I was using store brand juice.Fermentation just started, but I am
    surprised at ...

  • Posted in thread: Possible rookie mistake w/ campden tablets on 09-21-2014 at 07:54 PM
    I pitched some s-04 onto cider w/o campden yesterday. 28 hours later, I JUST saw my first
    airlock activity. Patience will probably solve this problem.If not, presumably, not crushing
    the tablets made ...

  • Posted in thread: Left Kombucha brewing for 2-3 Months on 09-10-2014 at 10:33 PM
    That looks like a healthy scoby. I'd say there is nothing safety wise for you not to drink
    it.Take a sip and see if the taste is good. My guess is that it will be WAY too
    strong/vinegary.Sometimes lif...

  • Posted in thread: Sweetening Applejack made from Apfelwein on 09-10-2014 at 10:25 PM
    Hi all,All this talk about applejack has given me the bug to try it. I have a couple carboys
    full of apfelwein that I need to clear out for the fall, and I've decided to turn one into
    applejack. I bel...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein - Cane Sugar + Champagne Yeast = Okay Result? on 09-05-2014 at 07:13 PM
    I'll chime in with a bit of personal experience:I did a side by side comparison on 2 batches of
    traditional Apfelwein with the only difference being dextrose vs table sugar. I straight
    substituted the...

  • Posted in thread: Scary this okay? on 03-04-2014 at 01:43 PM
    I'm a relative newbie, on my 2nd batch, and this batch has some really scary looking bits to
    it. Please see pic.Does it look okay? If so, what do I do with the alien looking part?Help!That
    looks okay ...

  • Posted in thread: Using Ginger on 03-03-2014 at 04:22 PM
    I've had success with the following methods. I use continuous brew technique, and I add all of
    these to the individual bottles for secondary fermentation. I rack off the primary fermenter,
    add the gin...

  • Posted in thread: Do not use ingredients on 03-03-2014 at 04:09 PM
    Matcha green tea (the powder form) makes clumps in your tea that looks like mold on the scoby.
    It did't affect flavor, but it looks just like mold. I bet the coconut problems come from the
    fact that t...

  • Posted in thread: Bombers for bottling. on 03-03-2014 at 04:04 PM
    For what its worth, I've used bombers many times to bottle condition ciders, and I've never had
    a problem. I think that you'd be fine with KT since it doesn't get nearly the same pressure as
    ciders do...

  • Posted in thread: Keffir making a scoby on 12-03-2013 at 05:29 PM
    I'm hoping some of the booch people here have some experience with Keffir. I've started brewing
    water keffir. What I've noticed is that the keffir forms a scoby like kombucha. I was under the