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  • Posted in thread: idea on 11-08-2011 at 05:47 AM
    Started the actual batch for real today. 6 gallons of cider boiled down to about 3 gallons.
    Added one tablespoon of apple pie spice for the last hour of boil. added one gallon of uncooked
    cider to the...

  • Posted in thread: lookie what I made today... on 10-28-2011 at 03:24 PM
    oops, yeah, they're right. holes on the bottom only is preferrable. I thought you just had it
    sitting upside down in the pic.

  • Posted in thread: holy hops!! on 10-28-2011 at 05:25 AM
    my hops orders from them have always been generous too

  • Posted in thread: lookie what I made today... on 10-28-2011 at 05:22 AM
    I know it's hard to believe after drilling hundreds of holes... but you def need more. Go at it
    with fresh hands and a fresh bit tomorrow and make that puppy look like swiss cheese. BTW, the
    holes can...

  • Posted in thread: Sparging times on 10-14-2011 at 11:16 AM
    time is not the issue with batch sparging... though I prefer to add my sparge water, stir, and
    wait 5-10 minutes before vorlaufing and draining.

  • Posted in thread: Your favorite extract kit on 10-14-2011 at 11:12 AM
    Brewer's Best Irish Red. SWMBO LOVES this beer so much, I took the recipe and converted it to
    all-grain and brew 10 gallons at a time. And only after 50+ gallons started shifting the recipe
    slightly j...

  • Posted in thread: Midwest = Winning on 10-14-2011 at 11:01 AM
    Hmmm. I had a botched order last week too, that I'm happy to say is being remedied quickly and
    very much so to my satisfaction... I hope the "new guy" over there is learning his lessons ;)

  • Posted in thread: idea on 10-14-2011 at 10:57 AM
    I would have stuck with the ice cider approach. There is a lot of documentation out there about
    it (BYO recently did an article). Either way, I'm interested in hearing the results.I know
    there's lots ...

  • Posted in thread: idea on 10-14-2011 at 10:56 AM
    about 2 hours it looks like this. I don't know why I didn't think of this, but it actually
    resulted in a taste and smell exactly like baked apple... duh! This could be the making of some
    seriously a...

  • Posted in thread: idea on 10-14-2011 at 10:52 AM
    The experiment has started. Here's the plan: Start with 3 gallons of regular cider in a primary
    and get the yeast going. Then feed it concentrated/cooked cider keeping the gravity around
    1.020 till th...

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