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  • Posted in thread: Questions?Apple cyser. on 02-22-2014 at 07:10 PM
    Offhand I'd say top it off and secondary.Three weeks is a leeeeeeeettle bit on the young side
    for a cider if you're not going to drink it as-is. Though it's probably made a good deal of the
    alcohol th...

  • Posted in thread: Cloning in progress (Strongbow?!) on 09-19-2012 at 07:48 PM
    Of course I"m just preaching to the choir when I tell you to get your carb judgement first and
    then let it go flat before you get a gravity on it... right? right :DI'd be interested to hear
    the FG of ...

  • Posted in thread: Cloning in progress (Strongbow?!) on 09-17-2012 at 07:08 PM
    Disclaimer: I haven't had a strongbow since like July.. but please, read on.So I'm making
    Graham's English Cider. Starting gravity 1.050. I used Mott's apple juice and a regular lime as
    opposed to thr...

  • Posted in thread: Graham's English Cider on 09-17-2012 at 06:55 PM
    I'm actually really excited about this. I made a batch using Motts (OG 1.050 after 1 lime and
    tea as dictated). Used Nottingham. When I opened my primary, I thought I'd messed it up - it
    was already c...

  • Posted in thread: NineMilBill's Easy Blackberry Cider on 08-13-2012 at 09:17 PM
    Bill - Why the vodka soak? Why not just freeze the berries beforehand?(I'll totally take
    "Because I felt like adding vodka" as a legit answer too, just curious if there's something I
    may have missed.)

  • Posted in thread: Backsweeten vs. stop early on 08-05-2012 at 02:54 AM
    The only argument i could dream up against your plan would be that there will be waiting and
    guessing while your bottles carb- if you miss the right point theyll be too dry, or overcarbed.
    But i suppo...

  • Posted in thread: My first go at wine... on 07-29-2012 at 03:42 PM
    Eep.Well that 'lingering odor' (unless you don't clean it well enough, which will up my eep to
    'double eep') is almost definitely hops oils. Glass and better bottles don't absorb hop oils, a
    lot of ot...

  • Posted in thread: New, so of course I have questions :) on 07-27-2012 at 01:25 AM
    If I'm getting what you're asking after.... racking alone won't save you. The yeasties, while
    they're running around nomming up all the sugar, float. Look up "cold crashing" and you'll get
    a lot of re...

  • Posted in thread: What to do with a disappointing batch of mandarin wine? on 07-21-2012 at 05:08 PM
    Puke smell can certainly be H2S. Especially with acidic fruit, yeh? Don't worry about exposing
    it to oxygen, rack and splash will sacrifice a bit of orange taste and a lot of puke taste :)
    After that,...

  • Posted in thread: 1 gallon batch question on 07-17-2012 at 02:54 AM
    You're overthinking it. Add honey to primary, add other ingredients, top off with water to
    desired volume. Shake like the dickens and you're through, without any overage!

-Jordan Who will try to ferment just about anything "You guys just wanna get bombed and run around yelling yarr we're vikings!"