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Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 11-26-2016 at 04:04 AM
What's the temp where the carbing bottles are sitting? I have had success in turning them over
a few times and re suspending the yeast over the course of 2 weeks. If it's at least 68* give
that a try ...
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 11-07-2016 at 02:34 AM
Yeah. It's still enough of a background flavor in that case...for me at least. It's been well
received by those that have drank it, so I will run with it :)
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 11-06-2016 at 02:03 PM
Fireball became my go to about two batches ago. I use it based on an earlier post and now use
3/4 cup for me recipe
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 10-29-2016 at 02:49 PM
Yeah, doesn't take long to finish. Aging it does make a difference though. After bottling, try
to save a few ;)
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 10-21-2016 at 08:33 PM
Actually I have a dedicated 5 gal better bottle for my cysers and ciders. I use 4.5 gal of
juice. Never had a prob with the Nottingham yeast. No blow off ever needed. I have even used
the same strain ...
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 10-12-2016 at 11:41 PM
OK, I've made this recipe and believe I've stayed up to date with the posts....but with all
this talk about blow offs, things spraying all over peoples' faces....I don't recall ever
reading anything a...
Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 10-04-2016 at 12:57 AM
I'm no expert, but this quote says most of it. However, you may end up fine...sometimes you
just never know. If they yeast aren't stressin' all that much then you won't have to worry
about it. But, th...
Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 10-03-2016 at 10:29 PM
Holy cow! I wish you the best, sir. My normal practice is to pitch 2 packs for anything over
1.060 or there abouts but that's just me.
Posted in thread: Pirate Strong Ale on 10-03-2016 at 05:37 PM
Still one of my favorite beers! How many packs of US05 did you use?
Posted in thread: Westvleteren 12 Clone - Multiple Award Winner on 08-30-2016 at 04:11 PM
Sheep's, I don't think you need to be worried about anything. I screwed up all kinds of stuff
and still got a combined 40 in BJCP judging. You will be fine. As for bottling, it should
follow your norm...