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  • Posted in thread: Newbie Brewing Questions on 11-26-2013 at 01:14 AM
    Thanks, I shook them a bit and got some action in the airlock. I'll let them clear a bit and
    then rack to a bottling bucket, prime and bottle. I'll dry hop the Hop Cult about a week before
    I bottle.

  • Posted in thread: Newbie Brewing Questions on 11-25-2013 at 06:15 PM
    I am fairly new to brewing, but, have a lot of wine making experience. I recently made back to
    back recipes of a Midwest Hop Cult and Flat Tire IPA's. Primaries sent well and both are at
    about 1.012 f...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 08-22-2012 at 07:46 PM
    Ok, made my fourth batch, started on 6/1/12, using Mott's Apple Juice instead of Cider, per
    Ed's recipe, fermentation was fine, racked it once to a clean 3 gallon carboy and although I
    got some additi...

  • Posted in thread: Beer with most easily removed labels on 08-22-2012 at 07:36 PM
    +1 on Duval bottles, the best. Labels fall off in hot water, Son-in-law's and I bought 4 cases
    in an after Christmas special, four bottles and a glass for $5.50, emptying them was joyous
    part of the p...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitize Beer Bottles with Potassium Metabisulfite? on 03-23-2012 at 02:55 PM
    Can I use K-meta (at normal sanitizing dilutions for wine bottles) to sanitize beer

  • Posted in thread: Noob Question on 01-18-2012 at 02:08 PM
    the only thing i can think of is I might have killed the yeast (the cider was a little bit
    chilled when I mixed it together.) but i did activate the yeast with the instructions on the
    packetUnless the...

  • Posted in thread: My first cider attempt on 01-18-2012 at 01:42 PM
    I tried to cold crash a batch that started off with a little high SG, yeast settled, racked it
    off the lees, etc. Well once it got back inside it took off again and finished dry. So, it may
    be a littl...

  • Posted in thread: Mosti Mondiale Vinifera Noble Kits on 12-28-2011 at 04:24 PM
    My first kit was a MM Cabernet Sauvignon. Turn out ok, a bit thin, good berry notes, but little
    to no tannins. I added some oak a la carte, which helped a little. Now it's used as a blending
    wine with...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-28-2011 at 02:10 AM
    Question...I bottled my first batch, some still, some carb tabbed. If I want to still bottle my
    next batch in 12 oz beer bottles, should I add any K-Meta or Pot Sorbate to the carboy before I
    bottle? ...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-27-2011 at 03:18 AM
    So you recommend adjusting the pH to ~3.2?I tested as it came from the carboy and it was 3.6,
    it tasted flat and watery. I added acid blend in little increments, tasting as I went, 3.2
    tasted good to ...