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Posted in thread: Cider with wood chips on 08-02-2014 at 03:03 AM
Just toss them in, in the olden times they used to age cider in oak barrels, depending on how
you ferment your cider, if you do a long primary before racking add have in then, when you rack
off if its...
Posted in thread: Cider with wood chips on 07-31-2014 at 04:21 PM
I just picked up some French Oak Medium Toast chips last night as well to dabble with. Was
planning on making an extract vs putting the chips directly in. What was it, flavor-wise, that
made it so ter...
Posted in thread: help pitching 35 day old harvested yeast on 07-31-2014 at 12:57 AM
Just a quick follow-up...My month old top-cropped 3068 is performing amazingly well. It was
active within a couple hour after pitching, which I have never seen before, even from fresh
smack packs. Wha...
Posted in thread: Good top cropping yeast strains? on 07-31-2014 at 12:48 AM
In my experience, most top cropping yeast stains do not flocculate well. While it is true that
most ale strains will produce a nice head of krausen, I feel like that is not really a criteria
to judge ...
Posted in thread: Cider with wood chips on 07-31-2014 at 12:33 AM
Oak may provide more complexity to the flavor - it will add some tannin - I might add 1 oz of
oak to a gallon but I would add the oak after fermentation (just before I am ready to bottle )
and I would...
Posted in thread: Cider with wood chips on 07-31-2014 at 12:31 AM
First off let me start by saying my 5 gallons of oaked cider were terrible. I would not try
this again even if I was paid to.Now, the French oak chips I used were the medium toast chips
and they were ...
Posted in thread: Cider with wood chips on 07-30-2014 at 02:52 PM
Hey everyone,I'd like to make apple cider with french oak chip addition. I'm thinking a 3
gallon trial batch with a combination of pressed apple cider and cheapie filtered apple juice.
I plan to boost...
Posted in thread: Open fermenting wheat beer on 07-30-2014 at 03:26 AM
Instead of a fish tank I went with a food safe air/water resistant sterilite 13.5 gallon bin.
Looks to be working beautifully. This is a saison in there now. Next up my Hefe recipe.
Posted in thread: What to do with french oak chips? on 07-30-2014 at 01:56 AM
Oak and cider go great together. I have some on tap right now.I was hoping somebody would say
that. Doin' 'er up this weekend then.
Posted in thread: Good top cropping yeast strains? on 07-29-2014 at 05:26 AM
Which yeast strains are really good top croppers in your experience? I've tried two so far:
Wyeast 3068 which is a proven winner, and Ringwood, which despite claims does not top crop
well. I want to t...