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12-12-2011

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09-18-2016 5:11 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Motorcycling Kayaking
    Hiking
  • Retired
  • Mark Flanagan
  • Male
  • Married
  • Meriden
  • CT

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  • Posted in thread: Backsweeten or cold crash for semi-sweet? on 08-09-2016 at 01:42 AM
    I ferment until it slows in a 6 gal. then rack into a 5 gal. with very little headspace. Then
    let it it age 3-6 mos. After stabilizing I add juice (Apple or other) for more flavor and sugar
    then keg t...

  • Posted in thread: 18th and 19th Century American Ciders and "Scrumpy" on 08-03-2016 at 03:42 PM
    I always thought a "real" authentic Scrumpy had a dead rat or two in an open top fermenting
    barrel. I'll pass.

  • Posted in thread: Blackberry cider - when to add juice and how much? on 07-31-2016 at 04:39 PM
    I've always added fruit and juice up front. I once did after racking and it took off again.
    This year I'm gonna try adding it after stabilizing and just before kegging.

  • Posted in thread: Dilute apple cider with water? on 07-03-2016 at 10:15 PM
    Add the pectin enzyme and 24 hrs later pour thru a (clean) cotton cloth. Most of the slurry
    will be left behind.

  • Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2016! on 05-23-2016 at 01:26 AM
    Just bottled one gal. of raspberry Apple mead (cyzer)Dry & still! 522 + 1 = 523355625

  • Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2016! on 05-23-2016 at 01:25 AM
    Just bottled one gal. of raspberry Apple mead (cyzer)Dry & still! 522 + 1 = 523355625

  • Posted in thread: Apple / Strawberry Cider on 05-23-2016 at 01:22 AM
    Do you mean 1.070? That is where I used to start my first few years. Now I shoot for
    1.050-1.055 So I guess the answer is no, not too low.

  • Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 05-22-2016 at 11:58 PM
    355615Raspberry Apple Juice & Clover HoneyStarted in Jan. Racked in Feb. Cleared!Bottled today.

  • Posted in thread: Restocked on ec1118 on 05-10-2016 at 01:24 PM
    It's a great price and a very reliable yeast but it just strips all the flavor and sweetness
    from cider. I'll stick with Ale yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Stabilizing hard cider on 05-10-2016 at 01:21 PM
    Is there a source to see how much gravity will increase by adding a pound of honey, quart of
    maple syrup or cup of raw sugar to a gal. of water or juice?

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