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Posted in thread: Fruit fly in cider on 08-10-2014 at 09:06 PM
So there a fruit fly has landed in my cider. I have named him Geoff. I have retrieved Geoff
from my carboy, but I'm worried about Geoff's aceto friends. Anyone know what to do in this
situation? Is it...
Posted in thread: Adding sugar to secondary for fruit wine on 07-16-2014 at 01:49 AM
So I'm making a fruit wine for the first time, and I made a bit of a splashy mess getting the
strawberries out. Then, when transferring from the bucket to a 5 gallon carboy my autosiphon
glugged half ...
Posted in thread: Drinking beer with a straw!?! on 07-21-2011 at 02:02 AM
I have a minor toothache in one of my incisors that hurts when I drink hot liquids. Because of
this, I drink coffee through a straw. This bypasses the tooth and thus it won't hurt. Perhaps
this young ...
Posted in thread: don't you hate it when... on 07-19-2011 at 06:53 PM
A dubbel I made recently was recently (FG: 1.008) called "sweet" and "heavy" by someone at my
office. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt as I think he was thinking that the esters
produced by the ...
Posted in thread: Tripel is Cidery on 07-18-2011 at 08:12 PM
Sugar does not give cider aromas or flavors...that is an old chestnut that refuses to die, much
like "use a secondary to get your beer off the yeast" and "squeezing your grain bag releases
Posted in thread: I, too, now worship at the BIAB altar! on 07-18-2011 at 06:35 PM
A few tips I've learned:1. The absorption is horrendous. But I compensate by doing a "sparge".
I rest a colander over my pot and pour hot water through the grains. I make a "hole" in the
middle of the...
Posted in thread: Which is cheaper?? on 07-16-2011 at 03:05 AM
Looks like it depends on your efficiency. Comparing Austin Homebrew's cheapest bulk 2-row vs
bulk extra light DME, you can buy 2.9lbs of 2-row per pound of DME. 1lb of DME in a 5 gallon
batch will yie...
Posted in thread: Bread Yeast... YES or NO? on 07-08-2011 at 03:07 AM
Or...you could spend 2 bucks on some US-05 and have some yeast that attenuates, flocculates,
and doesn't make beer that tastes like bread? In another thread I used bread yeast coupled with
carb tabs t...
Posted in thread: Late extract addition seems to work, but on 07-06-2011 at 04:18 AM
If you are making a Belgian-style beer I think the lower FG would be a positive, as low FG is a
desirable characteristic to the Belgians. Personally, if I was shooting for a sweeter taste and
Posted in thread: The alcohols of Elder Scrolls on 07-01-2011 at 06:38 PM
Release date. It's also the day many of us will catch the flu.Gosh boss I just can't make it
into work today...yeah, terrible sore throat and a cough and...yeah sore throat and a cough.