Last Activity:11-30-2010 6:17 AM
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 11-30-2010 at 11:16 AM
There's really no excuse. Pure laziness and the belief that an explosion wouldn't amount to
much more than a few caps popping off. I learned otherwise. Mine's just another cautionary tale
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 11-30-2010 at 12:26 AM
How explosive is an over carbonated bottle in a 180 degree pot of water? Devastatingly
explosive. How fast can a shard of glass fly after said bottle explodes? Faster than you can
run-faster than you ...
Posted in thread: how much apple juice for priming? on 11-01-2010 at 09:34 AM
above link agrees with this scale: 1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams
Posted in thread: Red Star Pasteur Champagne on 10-31-2010 at 10:24 PM
Thanks Yooper. It seemed like a champagne yeast should be a hearty strain but I figured I
should verify. Anyone know if this scale fairly accurate for my purposes?
Posted in thread: Red Star Pasteur Champagne on 10-31-2010 at 09:03 PM
My 4.5 gallons of cider(added honey to get to a 1.055 SG)Just fermented out to an FG of 1.00
using Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast.I'm not terribly familiar with this yeast; I normally
use Safeale SO...
Posted in thread: Too early for secondary? on 12-04-2009 at 02:34 PM
I'm using Safale S04 (about 6 grams for a two gallon batch), two lbs brown sugar (I know that's
alot). After 3.5 weeks, I took the cider off the cake and racked to secondary. Foolishly, I
took a gravi...
Posted in thread: Slow to ferment on 11-15-2009 at 12:04 PM
I wouldn't expect it to be ready by Thanksgiving. After fermentation you are still going to
want to give it some time (possibly in the fridge), to mellow out and condition.
Posted in thread: Finished? on 11-11-2009 at 09:10 PM
Just started another batch. SG 1.068- Safale S04, started about 2 hrs ago, but no activity.
Yeast initially sank to the bottom, some came back to the top. Last time I had activity within
an hour. The ...
Posted in thread: Finished? on 11-09-2009 at 09:15 PM
Wow, that OP read more like a rant than I intended. I was shooting for a more apple-y flavor
and was pretty disappointed with the finished product. I definitely botched the whole cold
Posted in thread: Finished? on 11-08-2009 at 09:16 PM
I started two gallons of cider on October 13th. Moved it off the cake on the bottom of the two
2 gallon carboys yesterday and decided to stick it in the fridge as at 1.008 FG, it seemed
ready to go.Th...