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  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin cider too alcoholic on 10-08-2012 at 02:42 PM
    Cider is always harsh coming straight out of primary. There is more going on than alcoholic
    fermentation. There is malolactic fermentation, where acids are converted from harsh types to
    more mellow on...

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Porter on 10-06-2012 at 12:19 AM
    Haven't tried it, but Northern Brewer describes an all grain/partial mash technique where
    partially cooked pumpkin is added to the mash. The barley enzymes convert the starches in the
    pumkin so that i...

  • Posted in thread: ferm chamber idea on 10-05-2012 at 08:45 PM
    The STC 1000 looks like a great unit. Nice that it can run heat, too, as my cellar can get
    below ferm temperature range in the winter. Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: ferm chamber idea on 10-05-2012 at 06:17 PM
    Great thread, guys. I was thinking of building a Frankentherm with a mini fridge, blue foam,
    and plywood. Does anyone have any temperature control ideas that are cheaper than the Johnson
    Controls unit...

  • Posted in thread: Found an old Press, not sure if I should use it as is... on 05-09-2012 at 02:32 AM
    I would not suggest using any type of hardened film such as paint or varnish on the wood. It
    would just be something to flake off into the must after it ages. Your best bet would be to dry
    the press t...