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  • I pretty much just wanna have fun.
  • Photography,Rock Climbing,Hiking,Music,and Now Home Brewing
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  • On my second Batch of Hard Cider right now. The first batch was using a champagne yeast, with the second i'm using safale us-05. I currently use a 6.5 gallon True Brew plastic fermenter, and have 1 gallon glass jugs (the jugs the juice came in) for my secondary. I have big ambitions, but right now am just enjoying watching my airlock move up and down :)
  • I would love to do several small batches (1 gallon) of cider and play around with several different recipes.

    After the first of the year, I plan on getting into beer. I love wheat beers, like Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, so something similar to that will be my first attempt.
  • 3 Gallons of Cider with Red Star Champagne
    5 Gallons of Cider with s-05
    2 Gallons of Cider with Nottingham
  • 3 test bottles of cider making sure the seal is good, and that they don't blow up :)
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  • Posted in thread: Large Giveaway - Fermenter, Mash Paddles, Thermapen on 12-18-2010 at 03:41 AM
    Username is pstohs on CityProfile. Man oh man does that Conical Look Good :)

  • Posted in thread: Blueberry Cider on 12-09-2010 at 06:54 AM
    Going to try this with a couple 1 gallon batches this week!

  • Posted in thread: You're no longer a n00b when... on 12-07-2010 at 06:24 PM
    205) you sniff all active airlocks at least twice a day, and encourage your housemates, guests,
    and SWMBO to do so as well.This sums up my day, everyday.

  • Posted in thread: Determining Alcohol Content w/o OG on 11-30-2010 at 03:54 AM
    The 365 I had had a gravity of 1.050. Add sugar at 45 points/lb = 1.095 for 3 gallons. Assuming
    you ferment down to 1.000, abv is approx = 9.5 x 1.3 = 12.5%.Is 1.3 what you always multiply
    the gravity...

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider on 11-29-2010 at 03:20 AM
    19 Days since I started fermentation. Measured out at 1.000 tonight so it's in the secondary.
    Still very overpowering vapor, but from tasting it seems like it has a lot of potential. I'm
    excited to tr...

  • Posted in thread: must my cider be aged? on 11-27-2010 at 04:02 AM
    So WHAT if small animals passed out from the smell? :D I laughed so hard when I read that. I
    have some rocketfuel right now! After 2 weeks i'm starting to settle down with the impatience
    and am begin...

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider on 11-23-2010 at 02:18 AM
    Thank You. I appreciate it! Any specific type of ale yeast? I was going to go with Nottingham

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider on 11-22-2010 at 03:02 PM
    Hi there JohnnyO,I currently have a 3 gallon batch of cider, using your recipe fermenting. I
    currently am at 2 weeks and did a gravity reading and it's still at 1.031. I was wondering if
    you had simil...

  • Posted in thread: Noob cider help... How long do you generally ferment Cider? on 11-22-2010 at 02:19 PM
    I'm on my first batch and am getting to experience the waiting game for the first time... It's
    driving me crazy enough that i'm going out to buy another primary asap to get started on
    another batch!Do...

  • Posted in thread: Determining Alcohol Content w/o OG on 11-21-2010 at 05:09 AM
    Thanks for the advice. I plan on keeping a majority of each batch to try at different stages of
    time to see the difference. I cold crashed the gravity sample from last night and got to see
    first hand ...