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Posted in thread: First Time Cider on 11-17-2012 at 02:17 PM
I use lalvin EC 1118 for all my ciders, they come out on the dry side. I use 1 large can of
Tree Top frozen concentrate per 5 gallons to back sweeten mine. Turns out pretty good, at least
I think so. ...
Posted in thread: First Time Cider on 11-11-2012 at 10:28 PM
The bad smell has settle out quite a bit. It was in primary for two weeks. I just racked it
yesterday and it was at 1.000 at room temp. I wanted to rack it onto some cinnamon sticks but I
didn't have ...
Posted in thread: First Time Cider on 11-04-2012 at 12:17 AM
I keep hearing smells like pounded butthole and Rhino farts but that just hasn't been my
experience. All my batches smell lightly appley during fermentation.What kind of yeast do you
Posted in thread: First Time Cider on 11-03-2012 at 09:01 PM
Been fermenting for about five days so far. It's been smelling like freshly pounded butthole
but I've read that's normal. The bad smell is starting to subside and the cider smell is
starting to come o...
Posted in thread: First Time Cider on 10-27-2012 at 10:12 PM
no need for campden with pasteurized juice, just pitch the yeast. also with campden its 1 tab
per gallon. secondary isnt necessary but you can get a yeasty taste.You're saying that the
yeasty taste MI...
Posted in thread: First Time Cider on 10-27-2012 at 06:27 PM
Okay, so I've brewed plenty of beer but this will be my first crack at cider. I'm a a little
short on cash so I can't spring for anything fancy. I recently took a trip to an apple orchard
and my famil...
Posted in thread: Hop Juice Imperial IPA on 01-27-2012 at 10:30 PM
Bottling this tonight. As you may have read, I changed some of the hops. This beer smells
incredible but I'm not crazy about the taste. If you can pick out the grapefruit taste found in
some hops then...
Posted in thread: Hop Juice Imperial IPA on 01-19-2012 at 09:19 PM
Transferred to secondary last week. When I opened the bucket I realized that my friend who had
topped it off had put way too much water in it. It was sitting at about the 6.5 gallon mark.
This was con...
Posted in thread: Hop Juice Imperial IPA on 01-02-2012 at 08:43 PM
Checked this one today. I'm having a difficult time keeping the temperature down. It sits right
at 72. There are no fruity aromas so I think it should be alright. The fermentation is really
Posted in thread: Hop Juice Imperial IPA on 12-31-2011 at 11:38 PM
I know I changed the recipe a little bit but I just took the first gravity reading. It read
1.037. That seems really low compared to the 1.078 that was quoted in the original recipe. What
do you guys ...
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