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Posted in thread: Cranberry "juice cocktail" - still not finished on 12-08-2012 at 03:00 AM
All,Looks pretty fixed at right around 1.0, so may bottle this weekend if the readings are
consistent. (Couldn't get the hydrometer out of the carboy, so am just leaving it in
Posted in thread: Adding lactose at bottling on 12-08-2012 at 02:59 AM
Hi all,According to this post: can get ~ 1.6 lbs of lactose to dissolve into a gallon of
water. Now, I don't think I need quite that much, but I have read that somewhere between 0.5
and 1 lb is a goo...
Posted in thread: Cranberry "juice cocktail" - still not finished on 11-30-2012 at 04:09 AM
Thanks. I sort of figured that'd be the proper way.Now, not to sound completely naive, but I've
never cared enough about ABV to bother with the hydrometer. Do I just: - soak it in sterilizer,
Posted in thread: Cranberry "juice cocktail" - still not finished on 11-30-2012 at 02:46 AM
Hi all,I love unusual cider experiments, and have tried a bunch of the more common variants we
all love discussing here - apple, pear-apple, etc. I even tried mango once. (I liked it, but
Posted in thread: Primary, Secondary, then bottle? on 11-25-2012 at 05:12 AM
Heh. I'd no idea I'd be the guy who kicked the hornets' nest. Oops. So here's the thing : I've
got a Midwest kit on order, and I think I'll try it their way - just that once. Honestly, I'll
Posted in thread: Toolbox recommendations on 11-25-2012 at 05:06 AM
I got a rubber maid bin that will fit the longer tools. Like the siphon. I also have a smaller
bin inside that can hold the more delicate items like thermometer and hydrometer. The large
Posted in thread: Primary, Secondary, then bottle? on 11-25-2012 at 12:16 AM
Thanks for all of the super-prompt and helpful responses. They do, though, raise for me a
secondary (pun intended) question: What, exactly, does one do that makes it count as secondary
Posted in thread: Anyone have the book The Art of Cidermaking? on 11-25-2012 at 12:12 AM
It's in Google Books, if that helps at all. I'm not sure if you can read the whole thing
on-line or not, but even if you can only read a fraction at a time, it'd be a lot cheaper than
those other opti...
Posted in thread: Primary, Secondary, then bottle? on 11-24-2012 at 10:24 PM
Hi all,I learned to brew from my brother-in-law, who always does a primary fermentation (~2
weeks), then bottles and waits another ~2 weeks.Lately, though, I've been hearing from friends
that starter ...
Posted in thread: Toolbox recommendations on 11-24-2012 at 10:22 PM
Hi all,I would like to organize all of my brewing supplies (corn sugar, next brew ingredients,
etc.) & small equipment (thermometer, airlocks, racking cane) into some kind of toolbox. Does
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