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Posted in thread: Cloning in progress (Strongbow?!) on 09-19-2012 at 08:48 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 08:08 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 07:55 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 10:17 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 03:54 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 04:42 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 02:25 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 06:08 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 :)
Posted in thread: 1 gallon batch question on 07-17-2012 at 03:54 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!
Posted in thread: Anybody have a recipe for figs? on 07-17-2012 at 03:47 AM
hmmm--fig newton mead?FIG BRAGGOT. :rockin:Someone please get on this, pronto.