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11-21-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • Vermont
  • I am married. I have two great rug rats. The dog is my best friend. I love to read non-fiction. Don't snowboard as much as I'd like to. I love the Beatles. I garden. I enjoy a drink or two.
  • Ted Kohn
  • The Beatles are like oxygen.
  • No TV. Garbage.
  • I love non-fiction. For fiction, I'd say Jean de Florette.
  • I was given a kit about 7 years ago. I'm back at it this Fall of 2009, after 2 years off. I still use my original kit along with a 5 gallon glass carboy as a secondary. I bottle into recycled swingtops.
  • Cider using fresh pressed fruit in place of my current bottled juice --and-- German Pilsner using proper temp control and actual Lager yeast.
  • (1) Edwort's Apfelwein w/ black tea as a tannin boost attemptrn --and-- (2) Bohemian "Pilsner" with an Ale Yeast
  • n/a
  • By-the-books version of Edwort's Apfelwein.
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Random Containers and Bung Sizes... on 09-06-2012 at 07:10 PM
    thanks for the info, everybody. i was given a bunch of growlers and thought i'd do a few micro
    batches. will need my #6 bungs, it seems...

  • Posted in thread: "Bohemian Pilsner" with an Ale Yeast on 09-06-2012 at 12:56 AM
    Thank you guys very, very much. Those last 3 posts give me great information as a jumping off
    point. The specifics are obviously of grave importance when you're doing something like brewing
    -- and i'm...

  • Posted in thread: "Bohemian Pilsner" with an Ale Yeast on 09-04-2012 at 11:20 PM
    i knew of swamp coolers but not the physics behind them. at a glance it seems they work best in
    a dry climate - something we don't have in vermont. tons of humidity and precipitation here. i
    appreciat...

  • Posted in thread: "Bohemian Pilsner" with an Ale Yeast on 09-03-2012 at 04:39 PM
    I follow you on the yeast selection and style.As for temps in the basement (where I have the
    primary now): I'm at a steady 70 presently. This winter, 55-60 F in the basement. I have a back
    porch also ...

  • Posted in thread: "Bohemian Pilsner" with an Ale Yeast on 09-03-2012 at 02:34 PM
    Hello, everybody. After doing ciders for some time I'm back to doing a beer, my first in years.
    It's a Bohemian Pilsner Recipe and due to lack of temp control I'm using an Ale Yeast. I've got
    my wort ...

  • Posted in thread: Panty Dropper Sweet Cider Recipe on 02-28-2010 at 11:11 PM
    I cracked this cider in late December at about one month old. Too sweet for me. I risked the
    bottle bombs and hung onto it. Thanks to my Grolsch swingtops, not one bottle bomb and it's
    nearly March. Y...

  • Posted in thread: Panty Dropper Sweet Cider Recipe on 12-27-2009 at 09:50 PM
    Thanks for the hydrometer reading tips. I realized shortly after that I had not taken a reading
    from the get-go and so would have nothing to compare against --- meaning can't do the second
    reading if ...

  • Posted in thread: Panty Dropper Sweet Cider Recipe on 12-01-2009 at 12:25 AM
    My batch of this here cider is on Day 10 in the primary carboy. Bubble in the vapor lock every
    10 seconds. Still steady streaming, tight bubbles on the walls up to the surface edge. Planning
    on a grav...

  • Posted in thread: Panty Dropper Sweet Cider Recipe on 11-24-2009 at 04:30 PM
    yeah i would opt for the constant basement temps also. but once you get close the FG you want
    (probably around 1.010) you may want to leave it outside for the night if you dont have room in
    the fridge...

  • Posted in thread: Panty Dropper Sweet Cider Recipe on 11-22-2009 at 09:40 PM
    good move. the Wyeast sweet mead yeast is MUCH better than the white labs version. The white
    labs "sweet mead" yeast does not leave it sweet at all. it will finish well below 1.000 like
    other wine yea...

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