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  • I avoid a secondary if I can for beers. I typically only use it for wines.
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  • Posted in thread: first time brewer (looking for recipes) on 06-10-2010 at 09:34 AM
    That's great news, glad it worked. Welcome to the hobby/wormhole :)

  • Posted in thread: New to Cider on 05-03-2010 at 03:13 PM
    I have fermented at 72 and it came out okay with Nottingham yeast. Cant speak for s-04

  • Posted in thread: Wheat beer starter question on 04-29-2010 at 12:29 PM
    I think a 4oz Amber DME starter @ 1.030 would not impact your brew at all.I think the kit you
    mentioned (NB Bav Hefe) comes with 1 Lb of Wheat DME doesnt it? If so just use 4oz of Wheat DME
    and you wi...

  • Posted in thread: Will my cider clear up? on 04-28-2010 at 09:33 PM
    as far as clarifying, here is my experience with Nottingham ciders...1 mo primary + 1 mo
    bottle, pretty clear but still a bit young/yeasty tasting@ 3 mo in the bottle, looks clear,
    starts to taste pre...

  • Posted in thread: Crystal Malt Cyser? on 04-28-2010 at 09:28 PM
    sounds like a good plan, I just did something similiar. Steep your crystal in 1G of water, top
    it off with your other sugar and Apple Juice.FYI. I typically never put more than 1 LB of any
    sugar in a ...

  • Posted in thread: Malt, sugar, and cider? on 04-28-2010 at 09:22 PM
    I vote it will be deelish as you made it. Glad to see others enjoying the cider bug as it's so
    easy as a brew alternative when time is limited...Try a 5 gallon batch in the future with 1 or
    2 LBs of C...

  • Posted in thread: Cider / Brewing virgin! please help! on 04-28-2010 at 06:18 PM
    Looks good. FYI, 1 Lb of Sugar in 5 Gals of Apple Juice comes out to about 1.060 OG, which
    translates to about 7.5% abv.Straight Apple Juice with no sugar would give you about a 6%
    cider.I prefer to u...

  • Posted in thread: Sweet Vanilla Cider Round one. on 04-28-2010 at 06:12 PM
    I would suggest add 1/2 or the whole bean to half of your batch. That way you have one plain
    ciader, and one with vanilla for comparison.If the vanilla batch comes out to strong, you can
    always blend ...

  • Posted in thread: Malt, sugar, and cider? on 04-28-2010 at 06:06 PM
    If it was me I would go for 1Lb Light DME and a full 1 Lb of Caramel Malt. Expect it to finish
    at 1.000 FG with a very sublte caramel malt sweetness.YMMV, but I am about 20+ batches of cider
    in so far...

  • Posted in thread: first time brewer (looking for recipes) on 04-28-2010 at 05:16 PM
    Here is a super easy one for you. I refer to it as "Notty Hard Cider"This recipe will create
    about a 7% ABV cider that is drinkable in about a month, delisicious after bottled and aged for
    3 months, a...