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Posted in thread: Need Help Identifying Problem With Chalky Taste on 01-26-2014 at 01:24 PM
Thanks scottballz, appreciate you taking a look at this. I'm using essentially the exact same
setup on the new as the old. It's a 10g Rubbermaid circular cooler (the typical orange one that
Posted in thread: Need Help Identifying Problem With Chalky Taste on 01-25-2014 at 06:24 PM
I'm grateful for any feedback the forum can offer on a problem I've just started to encounter
with what I describe as a chalky taste and mouthfeel in my last two all-grain batches. I've
been brewing f...
Posted in thread: Otter Creek Black IPA clone recipe help on 12-01-2012 at 12:07 PM
Thanks, appreciate the update. I'm going to give this a try with all-grain and see how it goes.
It would be interesting to keep this thread going and refine the recipe as others try it too.
Posted in thread: Otter Creek Black IPA clone recipe help on 11-30-2012 at 02:23 PM
Fort those still interested... plan to redo this recipe again, this time after I track done
some Apollo.Did you ever try this again? Did you make any changes to your grain bill and hop
Posted in thread: How much head space needed in a 55 gallon cider barrel? on 08-19-2012 at 01:37 PM
How long do you plan on aging this is the barrel? Thanks, interesting things to think about
there. I'm an all-grain beer brewer and this is my first attempt at going solo on cider. We did
one in this...
Posted in thread: How much head space needed in a 55 gallon cider barrel? on 08-19-2012 at 11:41 AM
I'm preparing for my first large batch of cider in a 55 gallon oak barrel. How much head space
do I need to leave? If I'm using 2lbs of sugar for every 5gals of cider (as was recommended to
me), how m...
Posted in thread: Need Apple Cider 55gal Batch Advice on 07-25-2012 at 12:20 PM
I'm making my second batch of apple cider (probably more technically apple wine given the
targeted alcohol content) and desperately need help.The first batch was a fantastic mixer but
didn't have grea...
Posted in thread: Very low ABV despite active fermentation and good BRIX readings on 05-13-2012 at 11:04 AM
1.020 is certainly closer to the mark than 1.032..Thanks a. So other than correct readings,
any suggestions on what to do differently with the next batch to produce some actual alcohol?
Posted in thread: Very low ABV despite active fermentation and good BRIX readings on 05-12-2012 at 11:38 PM
That explains it, then. A refractometer is great for pre fermentation readings, but alcohol
skews the light refraction (which is what a refractometer measures), so you should take the FG
with a hydrom...
Posted in thread: Very low ABV despite active fermentation and good BRIX readings on 05-12-2012 at 12:45 PM
Could it have been a very very slow fermentation that I should have just let continue longer?
The foam had settled back and it had been 2 weeks. Can it take longer with AG?