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Posted in thread: 1st Mead, Cyser? on 10-16-2013 at 04:35 AM
I just bottled my first batch of cyser (about 6 months old). I did not use any spices or
flavorings, just apple juice and enough honey to get the ABV to something slightly under 13%
(my yeast's tolera...
Posted in thread: Gravity points from apple juice concentrate on 03-12-2013 at 01:50 AM
I'm not sure if a pound of sugar is typical, but I use 4 oz of concentrate per gallon of cider
Posted in thread: My First Attempt on 03-11-2013 at 02:45 AM
I didn't have a hydrometer when I started, so I can't be absolutely sure. I used Musselman's
cider (or rather, cloudy apple juice), though, and the next jug was 1.052. I can't imagine
there was too mu...
Posted in thread: My First Attempt on 03-11-2013 at 12:30 AM
Dry, but I bulk-aged it for several weeks before that.I just bottled a batch that I started in
November, I'm hoping this one will be noticeably improved.
Posted in thread: The Great HBT Stogie Thread on 03-10-2013 at 07:49 PM
You should look into sipping rums. You can get high end sipping rums for the same price as a
midrange single malt scotch. Now of course they are two different animals. But both are very
good and rum i...
Posted in thread: My First Attempt on 03-09-2013 at 10:41 PM
It's up to you. Mine was pretty good after 3 weeks or so, but I didn't add any additional
sugar. Not much apple flavor though - apparently that comes back with time, but I don't know
how much time.You...
Posted in thread: The Great HBT Stogie Thread on 03-09-2013 at 04:37 AM
Really depends how much your looking to spend. Johnnie Walker Black or Gold label are really
good, so is Ballantine 17. But the cost reflects the quality. On the cheaper side you have
stuff like Chiva...
Posted in thread: Help With Sparkling Cider on 03-09-2013 at 03:17 AM
I keep seeing 1 oz of dextrose per gallon before bottling. Anyone second this ? Is this
slightly carbed or heavily carbed. ? Also, how much is 1 oz dextrose equivalent to in cups
?That will get you 2....
Posted in thread: The Great HBT Stogie Thread on 03-09-2013 at 02:58 AM
I'm the same way, usually a tiny bit of water is good for me. But these would be awesome for my
ciders/cysers. Thanks.:off:I've never smoked a cigar, sorry... :(Does anyone have a
recommendation for b...
Posted in thread: WARNING: Plastic buckets are not safe on 03-09-2013 at 02:44 AM
I think it's wise to be skeptical in regards to articles that mention finding "detectable
levels" of a scary-sounding substance. There are lots and lots of things that are detectable at
much lower lev...