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    ABOUT ME

  • Chicago
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  • Michael
  • I like it all...(almost all at least)
  • I am new to brewing but with my growing interest in hard cider, I wanted to see how it was made.
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  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions on 04-06-2010 at 09:30 PM
    I concur with the above poster, I made one of their cider kits and it seemedlight, not very
    tasty.I would look at scaling down Ed Wort's Apfelwein to 2 gallons. Its much nicer!ok great
    thanks for the ...

  • Posted in thread: WTB Cider brewing kit on 04-05-2010 at 12:12 AM
    I am brand new and would like to purchase a brew kit. Whether it is a Mr.beer or otherwise, I
    thought this would be the best place to buy kit, from experienced brewers.

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions on 04-05-2010 at 12:09 AM
    also, I want to bottle it with those glass bottle instead of the plastic ones that comes with
    the kit. Is that ok to do? If it is, what kind of bottles would I need?

  • Posted in thread: Easy cider. Tips for making it better? on 04-05-2010 at 12:04 AM
    Neither (but kind of sort of not really unless you do it just right the yeast). Yeast will eat
    all the sugar out of cider. Your option then are to stabilize it with sorbates and add back in
    sugar or m...

  • Posted in thread: Easy cider. Tips for making it better? on 04-04-2010 at 11:46 PM
    which factor is more important when trying to get a sweeter and less dry cider, the juice used
    or the yeast used?I am new but want to brew a batch that is not too dry and sweeter

  • Posted in thread: New home brew shop in chicago land on 04-04-2010 at 11:33 PM
    you have stuff for cider brewers? (sorry if that is a dumb question, i am new to this and just
    looking for a shop nearby)

  • Posted in thread: Rookie Brewer in Chicago on 04-04-2010 at 11:06 PM
    just noticed this thread is from 2007...

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions on 04-04-2010 at 10:55 PM
    has anyone used the Cider brew kit? I am new to the hobby and am pricing out the cider brew
    kit. Just wondering what your experiences and any advice you could lend.

  • Posted in thread: Rookie Brewer in Chicago on 04-04-2010 at 10:45 PM
    welcome! I am a rookie brewer myself, so let us know how your batch goes. Which kit did you buy
    from the MWS website? I am looking for a kit myself.

  • Posted in thread: Unpasteurized Cider in Chicago on 04-04-2010 at 10:44 PM
    I believe there are a few farms around the libertyville area that sell it year round if I
    remember correctly

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