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Posted in thread: Mosti Mondiale Vinifera Noble Kits on 11-09-2011 at 07:45 PM
Yes, definitely going to buy spring water. I'll take your advice and buy the cheap kit first,
Doctor CAD. Appreciate the insight...
Posted in thread: Mosti Mondiale Vinifera Noble Kits on 11-08-2011 at 05:00 PM
Great advice, Doctor CAD... with that being said, in your opinion would it be worth spending
the extra $30-$40 to make a better, "fuller" wine using a better kit?
Posted in thread: Mosti Mondiale Vinifera Noble Kits on 11-07-2011 at 06:39 PM
I've decided to take a break from brewing beer (due to issues with my water source) and have
decided to try my hand at wine-making. I'm thinking of using one of the "Mosti Mondiale
Vinifera Noble" kit...
Posted in thread: Potassium Sorbate Problem on 11-07-2011 at 02:58 PM
It turns out that my strategy of making a big starter (40 oz. of cider PLUS 1/2 cup of sugar)
and adding a different type of yeast (Liquid English Ale Yeast) worked quite well. I let the
mixture sit f...
Posted in thread: Potassium Sorbate Problem on 11-04-2011 at 05:23 PM
I ended up making a pretty big starter; 40 oz. of fresh apple cider with 1/2 cup sugar added.
My plan is to let the starter sit for 2 days and then add it. Thanks for everyone's help. I'll
let you kno...
Posted in thread: Potassium Sorbate Problem on 11-03-2011 at 06:54 PM
The sorbated cider I got from the grocery store. I'm thinking of making a starter with yeast
nutrient and 24oz or so of FRESH cider. Ideas?
Posted in thread: Potassium Sorbate Problem on 11-03-2011 at 12:49 PM
I pitched the yeast last night after I had combined all the ingredients at room temperature...
Given that I'm making 5 gallons of cider, how large a starter do you recommend I make? Should I
let it si...
Posted in thread: Potassium Sorbate Problem on 11-03-2011 at 12:07 AM
I've been brewing beer for about a year but am a new to making hard cider. I followed a simple
hard cider recipe I found online that included 2 gallons of apple juice, 3 gallons of apple
cider, 2 poun...
Posted in thread: Help Me Fix My Apricot-Ale Gone Wrong... on 05-05-2011 at 06:01 AM
Good advice. After a few more days of sitting, the beer seems to settling into itself a lot
better, and the flavor has improved significantly (in fact, it's got almost too much of the
Posted in thread: Help Me Fix My Apricot-Ale Gone Wrong... on 05-04-2011 at 04:43 PM
Brew-Miesters, I recently brewed an Apricot Ale that was a variation of a Charlie Papizan
recipe that included Lager Malt, Wheat, Honey, Halleuter and Simcoe Hops, 1 oz. Apricot
Flavoring, 3 Lbs. Apri...