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  • Posted in thread: Hopped cider with tea... on 11-08-2014 at 02:31 AM
    You used way to much bottling sugar.Most likely. But it is strange that I made a five gallon
    batch before this one only I didnt add tea or hops , and used the same 3 cans of concentrate
    for carbonatio...

  • Posted in thread: Christianity and home brewing on 11-02-2014 at 04:00 AM
    I understand his position.What's annoying is the fact that we're both drinking a beer, but
    since I'm on my 2nd beer I'm somehow less moral than he is. The fact that he actually says it
    is kind of hypo...

  • Posted in thread: Christianity and home brewing on 11-02-2014 at 01:07 AM
    I'd like to hear people's take on this situation. I'm a Christian myself, and a good portion of
    my family would be considered Evangelical, so I'm used to the 'drinking is evil' attitude. I
    avoid drink...

  • Posted in thread: It's been 2 weeks and my cider is still bubbling the airlock on 11-01-2014 at 02:10 AM
    Temperature plays a big role in how fast the yeast work. The warmer it is the faster it goes ,
    but cooler temperatures and slower fermentation makes better cider. When I make it in the
    warmer months s...

  • Posted in thread: Hopped cider with tea... on 11-01-2014 at 02:04 AM
    I bottled the cider this past week. Flavor going into bottling is good but not yet what I was
    expecting. The hops is a pain , it was floating on the top and mixed all through the cider. I
    filtered a f...

  • Posted in thread: Apple Juice as a back sweetener? on 11-01-2014 at 01:55 AM
    Ive done the stovetop pasteurization on 2 ,...5 gallon batches so far , put the bottles in at
    180 degrees and waited 10 minutes. I did pre warm them in hot tap water first though. After
    removing the b...

  • Posted in thread: First time cider on 10-26-2014 at 04:16 AM
    That will certainly work if you plan on drinking the cider as soon as it has finished actively
    fermenting but if you plan on allowing the cider to age then you may need to add a drilled bung
    and airlo...

  • Posted in thread: First time cider on 10-26-2014 at 01:45 AM
    When I do one gallon batches I remove about 3 or 4 cups of cider , put in any additives and
    yeast , shake it up a little with the lid on , then loosen the lid just enough so that as the
    bottle builds ...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteurising process on 10-26-2014 at 01:32 AM
    I know there is a big pasteurising link but I didn't get a definitive answer. My question is
    about temperature vs time, in the Andrew Lea book, he quotes 66*c for 20 minutes. The other
    post quotes tem...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 10-25-2014 at 10:55 AM
    If this has been covered already then I apologize for stating the obvious :)When you are bottle
    conditioning , generally the warmer the temperature is the less time it can take for the
    bottles to carb...


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