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Posted in thread: Cyser: Bitter, Acrid. What? on 12-16-2014 at 07:20 PM
Yeah. My last semi-wild cyser was... interesting, to say the least. Fermented it a little
warmer than I like, so there's that.Aged it for about 5 no after a 6 wk primary and it got
drinkable, but it n...
Posted in thread: Oddities in brew on 12-15-2014 at 07:06 PM
It likely didn't crawl up the sides so much as some of the liquid evaporated out from under it.
Posted in thread: Cap Management on a Big, Slow Fermentation on 12-10-2014 at 07:16 PM
Subscribing to hear what the "nuclear option" is.
Posted in thread: Cider / Apple tree recommendations? on 11-06-2014 at 07:23 PM
Are there any commercial orchards nearby? If so, stop in and ask what they grow. If not, well
there might be a good reason. :-)
Posted in thread: Why why why? on 10-30-2014 at 10:25 PM
I build work trucks for a living. We get a bunch of chassis built by the same work shift of the
same assembly line, and even they are sometimes different. Its nearly impossible to perfectly
Posted in thread: Hops kombucha on 10-30-2014 at 08:15 PM
They could also be selecting for either hop-tolerant strains, or a hop variety that minimizes
the antimicrobial properties.
Posted in thread: Hops kombucha on 10-29-2014 at 08:11 PM
Allow me to clarify my previous statement...Its the antibacterial quality you wouldn't want in
your kombucha. Adding a hops tea to secondary would be OK, but you'll still be killing (or at
Posted in thread: Hops kombucha on 10-28-2014 at 08:10 PM
Hops are mildly antibacterial. Not what you want in a kombucha. :-)
Posted in thread: yeast nutrient/energizer in JOAM variant on 10-27-2014 at 08:09 PM
Um... to clarify, your original gravity came out to 1.210? That doesn't sound right to me.
Posted in thread: Explosion concern? on 10-21-2014 at 08:15 PM
Welding gloves. Unless the lid is glued, cross threaded or he-manned on, you should still be
able to grip the lid firmly enough. Available for ~$20 at Lowe's or HD.Gingerly place the jar
into a plasti...