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Posted in thread: Freeze concentration experiment on 02-24-2014 at 02:34 PM
I've freeze concentrated a few homebrewed wines so far and have had nothing but good results.
No headaches or hangovers as of yet. I drank a gatorate bottle worth of applejack one night and
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 01-10-2014 at 08:28 PM
He said they were carbonated perfectly before he pasteurized. I had a similar result. My
lemonades were carbonated right about where I wanted them and after pasteurization they seem to
be less carbona...
Posted in thread: apple jack on 01-07-2014 at 02:37 PM
I have 5 gal of Strawberry cider still in a car boy. Painfully dry! Tempted to jack it but not
sure I was to give up all that cider. Wonder if the flavor would get lost in the discarded ice.
Posted in thread: apple jack on 01-05-2014 at 11:04 AM
I have done this with my hard cider and went so far as to jack" freeze and separate" the Jack
twice more. Got it to the point it would no longer freeze just slush. Est 60%a.b.v. What was
Posted in thread: Headspace in Secondary on 01-03-2014 at 09:12 PM
I have this down to minimal loss. Ferment in a 6 gallon filling to the shoulder where the
Carboy starts to roll up. Transfer to a five gallon after primary fermentation. Very very
little loss, and it ...
Posted in thread: Too much headspace in my secondary? on 01-03-2014 at 09:08 PM
as long as it bubbled at first and you haven't opened it since there should be a layer of CO2.
If it never really bubbled or if you've removed the airlock for testing/tasting then that is
too much hea...
Posted in thread: Bare bones cider series on 12-28-2013 at 04:29 PM
Next group of 3 will probably involve a beer yeast. I am going to stick with dry yeasts on
account of the gluten free. My wife has celiac, I have become rather sensitive to it, so that's
Posted in thread: First brew on 12-25-2013 at 05:50 PM
put the air lock in the lid before you but the lid on the bucket in the future
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 12-25-2013 at 05:25 PM
Here is a pic of my setup. Very similar. I also use this to steam crabs, steam oysters, boil
stuffed hams and other stuff. Comes in handy. I did 24 22oz bottles, 10 12 oz bottles and 2
32oz swing tops...
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 12-17-2013 at 02:30 AM
I could do 12 bottles at a time, so it took about an hour & an half to do 2 1/2 cases. Thank
you for this post!Love the set-up. Where did you get the pot & how much?