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  • Posted in thread: Caramel simple syrup in secondary.. will caramel flavor stay? on 02-27-2013 at 04:35 AM
    Long story short i put a caramel simple syrup in my secondary, I realize the yeast will eat the
    sugar but will the burnt sugar flavor/aroma stick around after the yeast have done their thing?
    I was ho...

  • Posted in thread: Chicago craft cider summit 2/9 on 02-01-2013 at 09:54 PM
    wheres it at? I'll be near chicago/the burbs that weekend. wonder if its worth dropping by

  • Posted in thread: Damn... Sodium Benzonate.. on 01-27-2013 at 04:57 PM
    So in a panic i made a little starter and thought i'd try that rather than a yeast cake, 1000ml
    i let eat some AJ for a few days, then i split it between the two buckets, one took off the
    other didnt,...

  • Posted in thread: Damn... Sodium Benzonate.. on 01-24-2013 at 08:40 PM
    I'd just dump some juice onto the cake, stir it up and then rack on top. You want to make sure
    as much of that cake gets into suspension as possible. If you are worried about using a 'dirty'

  • Posted in thread: Damn... Sodium Benzonate.. on 01-24-2013 at 08:21 PM
    So im going to pitch it with a nottingham yeast cake, should i rack on the compacted cake or
    make a slurry to pitch into cider?

  • Posted in thread: Damn... Sodium Benzonate.. on 01-24-2013 at 07:30 AM
    So the other day i was at wally world checking out and i noticed they had some dork corn syrup
    on clearance for 1$ for 32 oz, and i think wow that seems like it would go great for my caramel
    apple cid...

  • Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 01-22-2013 at 06:25 AM
    Just pitched my first batch, cascade hops and 2 oz of torrified wheat. took my OG reading and
    drank the sample and it already tasted amazing, I cant wait to drink this! I should start
    making the next ...

  • Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 01-20-2013 at 05:25 AM
    ok so i think i did everything right but i cant seem to get my stirbar to spin... it kind of
    nervously hops around the bottom of my flask..

  • Posted in thread: Young cider or infection? on 01-19-2013 at 06:09 PM
    6 weeks - 2 months in the bottle, it will probably be just fine.I was thinking of aging it in a
    better bottle covered with a box for light, will it age alright in that? Also my first batch
    was your Ca...

  • Posted in thread: Equiptment buying advice.. on 01-19-2013 at 05:08 PM
    30 quart is too small for doing full boils on 5 gallon batches. I have a 32 quart and regret
    not doing 40...I am always fighting boilovers. I would go big on the pot, play with BIAB for
    all grain and ...