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Posted in thread: found some bottles... what's the best method for sanitization? on 08-11-2010 at 12:46 AM
i should have clarified: i would use these for brewing wine, so bubblers, not screw tops.what's
PBW ? PBR i know of, and it really cleans me out, but PBW...
Posted in thread: found some bottles... what's the best method for sanitization? on 08-11-2010 at 12:25 AM
Hey All,I came across a 'collection' of 1 gallon bottles with the finger ring handles... but
they are dirty. Some have mouse skeletons in them.How would you sanitize them? So far I have
them soaking i...
Posted in thread: increasing alcohol content. on 10-27-2008 at 03:30 PM
I have fermentation! Was bubbling at about once every 3-5 seconds. Not as fast as i'd like, but
Posted in thread: increasing alcohol content. on 10-27-2008 at 01:04 AM
Well, did only ONE of the ingredients have the sorbate? If it's only one 1/2 gallon, and you
made up 5 gallons or more, you might be able to over come the sorbate. You'll have to buy some
more cider (...
Posted in thread: increasing alcohol content. on 10-27-2008 at 12:59 AM
He didn't leave you his aging barrel did he?nope. just some hoops and really really old
staves... it would be great to have a barrel like that.
Posted in thread: increasing alcohol content. on 10-27-2008 at 12:24 AM
11% is pretty strong and the barrel itself won't give off any extra alcohol content, only
flavor. If you do want to up the percentage you can just add more sugar. Check out Ed's
Apfelwine thread there...
Posted in thread: increasing alcohol content. on 10-26-2008 at 08:16 PM
An old-timer buddy of mine brewed his own hard cider in an oak barrel. This was rugged stuff,
and he never gave out his recipe. It was pretty kickass stuff, drank out of a ladle. after 5 or
6 ladles b...
Posted in thread: weird cloudiness / crystally sediment on 06-13-2006 at 01:19 PM
I don't think it's yeast. I've racked 3 times already prior to this (that's 3 times in about 9
months). And this crystally white cloudiness persists. This is my perhaps 15th or 20th batch of
Posted in thread: Maple Syrup? on 06-13-2006 at 12:34 AM
Well, i'm not sure what it's called... we call it maple wine and make it from a top-secret
recipe we had to get translated from italian... all I can say is that it goes really really
fast.we start wit...