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Posted in thread: Scorching, from what? on 05-19-2016 at 12:23 AM
Thanks for the replies.I am leaning towards the element being too hot when I put the LME in.
There was a part of the element that didn't have scorching on it. It was covered by the a 1" ID
Posted in thread: Scorching, from what? on 05-18-2016 at 06:59 AM
So I brewed my first batch with my 2000W/120v set up. It's just a basic set up that I made to
get the E-kettle process started. I drilled a one inch hole in the side of my 7.5 gallon
aluminum brew pot...
Posted in thread: Peppered Strawberry Cider on 03-15-2016 at 03:30 AM
This sounds interesting...I think you are on the right track. In my experience flavors go a lot
farther in a cider since the flavor of ciders are not as strong as beers. I would speculate
that the pep...
Posted in thread: Whisky and Oak for cider on 03-15-2016 at 02:48 AM
What kind of experiences are out there with using oak and/or whisky in the secondary for a
cider?I am thinking of going the Graham's English Cider, I feel that the acid and tannins would
pare well wit...
Posted in thread: Minimum Diastatic Power Reference on 12-26-2015 at 10:43 PM
I have spent a few hours looking for a scientific reference on the minimum diastatic power
needed for conversion of starches. There is a reference on Wikipedia that says 35 degrees
lintner is needed f...
Posted in thread: Dry-hopped cider on saison yeast on 09-23-2015 at 12:07 AM
So I ended up pitching 3 gallons of Honeycrisp; 2 gal. 3 apple blend and 1 gal. mango nectar. I
pitched on top of my traditional non-spiced saison yeast cake (belle Sasion) that had sterling
Posted in thread: Fruit Juice Cider or Wine on 09-04-2015 at 04:17 PM
I am a fairly competent beer brewer and have been exploring cider made from store bought juice.
I am looking to make a cider-like beverage (5-7% abv, sparkling and dry) using fruit juice. Are
Posted in thread: Dry-hopped cider on saison yeast on 08-31-2015 at 06:07 PM
Any long term tasting notes? Spices etc. coming through? I have a saison going right now that
is sitting on some Sterling that I added at 0 minutes. I think I am going to pitch my ginger
cider recipe ...
Posted in thread: Saison Spiced Cider on 08-31-2015 at 05:59 PM
I have made this with s-04 as well and I think I like it best with the s-04 vs Montrachet. It
leaves it a bit sweeter with a bit more esters and flavor.
Posted in thread: Saison Spiced Cider on 08-31-2015 at 05:57 PM
So I have now made several batches of this and I keep going back to it. It's quite refreshing.
It's like a ginger ale cider hybrid. I've been experimenting with my ciders lately by pitching
them on th...