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Posted in thread: my cider is a little weak on flavor... suggestions? on 10-30-2012 at 03:19 PM
Can you still get carbonation if you backsweeten (with AJ concentrate) and you racked into
bottles (off the lees)?Maybe I'm 'mis-speaking'... You add AJ concentrate then rack off the
lees into bottles...
Posted in thread: Clarification on the Brewing process, what happens when. on 10-25-2012 at 06:29 PM
I did read the sticky... (several really) The trick seems to be getting it sweet.. getting it
carbed... stopping the fermentation process before eating a face full of glass.I just bought 3
Posted in thread: Clarification on the Brewing process, what happens when. on 10-24-2012 at 10:27 PM
sooo what if I bottled while it was still fermenting? is that what the priming sugar is for?
let it finish... add a bit in the bottle, and bubbles.
Posted in thread: Clarification on the Brewing process, what happens when. on 10-24-2012 at 08:50 PM
I've never brewed a beer (only mead) so this may seem silly.At what point does carbonation
occur? This may come naturally to beer brewers but everything I've read gives me the
impression: it just happ...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin Pie Spice Mead on 10-15-2012 at 07:35 PM
I did a batch but didn't add pumpkin or spices until I racked to secondary.
Posted in thread: Store Juice on 10-08-2012 at 09:06 PM
A local store has unpasteurized apple juice but it has potasium sorbate added.Can something be
done to use this or am I just out of luck?
Posted in thread: How to back sweeten? on 10-08-2012 at 09:00 PM
Could someone provide a good link to back sweetening, please.I had a batch get really dry. I
bought a yeast that I was told had a tolerance of 12%.I racked to secondary and gave it a
taste... it had a...
Posted in thread: Tea does what? on 09-19-2012 at 01:57 PM
Tannin is a bittering agent. It's to red wine what hops are to beer. Hmm, I might get flamed
for that... The bitter flavor helps balance the flavor of the alcohol. Tannin generally starts
Posted in thread: Tea does what? on 09-18-2012 at 08:08 PM
I guess my next question is what do tannins do?Some articles I read, make em sound like a good
thing... some sound bad.
Posted in thread: Tea does what? on 09-18-2012 at 07:18 PM
Ive seen people using teabags or loose tea.... What affect does that have? If I steep tea too
long it takes a chalky texture to it.So I cant imagine what days/weeks/monthes would do to a