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    ABOUT ME

  • NJ USA
  • Started out as a Mead Maker, recently became interested in Gruits and made 2 successful small batches in progress. Interested in Cider making as well as I love drinking the stuff. Good results with Ed Wort's Apfelwein and Brandon O's Graff. Now starting to brew ales/lagers with various Hops after the great Gruit experiment.
  • All Amarillo IPA
    Gruit Ale with Marsh Rosemary
    Second Batch of Mugwort Ale
  • EdWort's Apfelwein (Batch 2)
    German Style Amber Lager
  • Gruit Ale (Yarrow, Sweet Gale, Labrador Tea)
    Ed Wort's Apfelwein
    Brandon O's Graff
    Gruit ale (Mugwort) (1 gal)
    Heather/Sweet Gale Mead (1 gal)

    Older Meads:

    Joe's Ancient Orange
    Joe's Grape Mead
    Joes No Age Sweet Mead
    Cinnamon Cyser
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Pear Cider on 02-23-2015 at 07:54 PM
    The only 2 sources for Pear juice I have seen in my supermarket are:Looza Pear juice and the
    Gerber Pear juice found in the baby food
    aisle.https://www.gerber.com/products/product/gerber-fruit-juice-...

  • Posted in thread: Mangrove Jacks Cider M02 yeast on 02-03-2015 at 08:49 PM
    I used it in my last batch of Apfelwein. I really liked the way it turned out!! Quick
    fermentation, quick clearing and maintained more apple flavor than my previous GO TO wine
    yeasts (EC-1118 or RC-21...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 01-26-2015 at 04:01 PM
    I've used many yeasts for this, starting with Montrachet and eventually deciding that the
    Lalvin RC-212 was the best tasting product, followed closely by the EC-1118. I happened to
    notice a new yeast ...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 11-27-2014 at 04:58 PM
    28253+4=28,257

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-12-2014 at 12:02 AM
    Had a few bottles of this aging for a year and a half, pulled one out the other day and I will
    say A-FREAKIN-MAZING! This mellows out soooo nice after aging, no sharp taste and super smooth.
    Its worth...

  • Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 09-19-2014 at 02:19 AM
    So, today I cracked open a bottle of Graff that I bottled almost exactly 5 years ago. (Sept 27,
    2009) Was drinkable, but not that good. Can't quite describe the flavor. The maltiness was very
    forward,...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 09-16-2014 at 02:55 AM
    Can someone advise on the amount of table sugar needed to prime/add when bottling to give a
    sparkling effect.Many thanks.Typically I use 1 oz (by weight) per gallon. Usually use Dextrose,
    but you shou...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-22-2013 at 04:00 PM
    I think it was Irongolem who reported good results "dry-hopping" his apfelwein with several
    Granny Smith's.Wow! That is a great idea! I was going to "dry hop" my cranberry wine with some
    crushed cranb...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-15-2013 at 08:27 PM
    I moved it upstairs where it's closer to 66 so hopefully it carbs up a little quicker. I just
    hope its carbed for thanksgiving!If it's left at 62, it would carb but just take longer,
    right?I think so....

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 11-15-2013 at 07:58 PM
    Maybe it's the temperature? It's starting to get cold outside and I had it all sitting up
    against a wall in my laundry room. It's probably 62 degrees or so in there. I moved them
    upstairs where it's u...

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