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Posted in thread: Super Strength Cider on 07-02-2015 at 11:31 PM
I make all my hard ciders in 1 gallon batches just in case I don't like the results. I recently
had two batches due to pH issues turned into vinegar w/o my consent. No big deal really, I will
Posted in thread: Super Strength Cider on 07-02-2015 at 09:32 PM
One of my fellow home brew club members makes 20% ABV hard cider that he makes into applejack.
He uses sugar to fortify the ABV; I have tasted his a/j and it is quite good (really good
actually) but I...
Posted in thread: Cider smells like Cat Pee on 07-02-2015 at 09:08 PM
I also don't believe you did anything wrong. EC-1118 is a very aggressive yeast, and it may
well take at least 6 months for the apple flavor to return.
Posted in thread: Has Brewing Your Own Ruined It For You? on 07-02-2015 at 08:59 PM
I used to not IPAs at all. It eventually dawned on me it wasn't all the hops, it was one
dimensional (at least it seemed) IPAs. Once I had the opportunity to drink really well made
IPAs, my life chang...
Posted in thread: New Wort Chiller!!! - What do you think? on 07-02-2015 at 05:53 AM
That is a thing of beauty. I wonder did you have a fixed mandrel with three "pipes" attached? I
just built my second wort chiller, 40' of 3/8 I.D. tubing, and I designed it to use in a BK 40
Posted in thread: Making Applejack from hard cider? on 06-29-2015 at 03:12 AM
Icarus, you don't know nuthin'. If you hadn't flown so close to the sun your math skills would
be better... j/k. If your applejack is liquid at -10*F then 40% ABV should be correct. The same
as a shot...
Posted in thread: First BIAB, low efficiency? on 06-28-2015 at 06:00 AM
This is correct. Water expands as it gets hotter so what you measured at 70 degrees is going to
be different at 150.His calculator is pretty good too!Don't all wet things expand as they get
Posted in thread: First BIAB, low efficiency? on 06-28-2015 at 05:57 AM
I use a sort of BIAB method myself, but I move my grain out of the mash pot into a 5 gallon
bucket with a false bottom and sparge through the grain bag; this extra step has helped my
Posted in thread: 80° wort dumped on last batch yeast cake... Asking for trouble? on 06-28-2015 at 05:47 AM
As above stated +1^^ The fastest change in temperature is usually from off boil to about 100*F,
after that reaching 60*F can take a while based on IC size, volume of water and temperature of
Posted in thread: 80° wort dumped on last batch yeast cake... Asking for trouble? on 06-27-2015 at 06:39 AM
I have had nothing but problems with pitching warm. I get my wort as cool as is practically
possible depending on the time of year. I never pitch any higher than 64* F, usually 58-60*F. I
ferment at t...