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12-12-2011

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05-23-2016 1:27 AM

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    ABOUT ME

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

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  • 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?

  • Posted in thread: Need some kegging help. on 05-01-2016 at 03:49 PM
    I let it sit in the secondary 3-6 mos. then keg. I make it dry or backsweetened with a
    non-fermentable so no sulfate or sorbate.

  • Posted in thread: Very happy with my contest results on 05-01-2016 at 03:46 PM
    Mine was organized by my local club. Low entry fee, $3 per entry, so no prizes that I'm aware
    of. Just score sheets and bragging rights I supposeI wish there was something like that round
    here. Purely...

  • Posted in thread: What makes a good cider? on 05-01-2016 at 02:16 PM
    I'm surprised no one mentioned tannin. A little bit helps mimic what real cider apples have.I
    add a couple tsp. tannin to every batch. Along with acid blend.

  • Posted in thread: Adding sliced apples to cider during fermentation? on 04-28-2016 at 03:49 PM
    Same recipe otherwise, so I can report back what I've found at least. For me it was more an
    attempt to see if I could lower the cost of the ingredients.Funny thing is every time I cost
    out no preserva...

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