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  • Posted in thread: A strong beer? on 11-28-2007 at 03:29 AM
    find a APA recipe cut the hops in half and add a two to three lbs of honey and use a good
    neutral White Labs California Yeast.

  • Posted in thread: I think I'm turning into a sanitation nazi on 11-13-2007 at 04:27 PM
    Have you tried Professional Brewers Washing. I have heard a protein/salt build-up can form over
    time and it give the bad guys somewhere to hide. PBW is said to break this up. Recommend use
    soak overni...

  • Posted in thread: I think I'm turning into a sanitation nazi on 11-13-2007 at 04:15 PM
    I would check your hoses. Replace them to be on the safe side. Carefully with the boiling water
    and carboys. The carboys are not rated for high temp and might break. I use common dishsoap and
    lots of ...

  • Posted in thread: When to go from Primary to Secondary (If at all) on 11-03-2007 at 03:06 PM
    I usually rack my beer when the bubbles have slow to a crawl, thus the majority of the yeast
    has dropped out of the beer. (about 7-10 days.) I use a ale pail so once the CO2 has slowed it
    needs a new ...

  • Posted in thread: Wisconsinites: How well do hops grow up there? on 11-03-2007 at 03:35 AM
    In northern Ill. a friend of mine says his hops plants grow like weeds and are in process to
    destroying a small fence. *Your mileage may vary*Rick.

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider Question on 10-25-2007 at 10:02 PM
    Add the pectic enyene when transfering to secondary

  • Posted in thread: Hard Cider Question on 10-25-2007 at 09:47 PM
    The best choice is unfiltered and unpasteurized cider from a local orchard. Check out the local
    farmers markets. Second best, cider with no preservatives added. Avoid frozen if it can helped.
    Recipes ...

  • Posted in thread: Average time for fermentation to take off? on 10-25-2007 at 09:15 PM
    Most of my batches of everything including my ciders started within 24 hours, usually 8-12
    hours. Double check your seal on fermentor especially if using an ale pail. Give it a good
    shake for 2-3 minu...

  • Posted in thread: To Sulfite or not to sulphite on 10-25-2007 at 09:06 PM
    Don't bother. I don't sulfate because, I can taste sulfate at lowest level. I use unpasteurized
    and unfiltered cider they turn out fine.

  • Posted in thread: What's Brewing This Weekend? Oct. 13-14 on 10-14-2007 at 02:15 AM
    I am making my annual batch of cider and cyser.