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Posted in thread: HBT BJCP comp winning Maibock on 02-07-2014 at 12:39 AM
When I started doing lagers I wasn't set up with any kind of temperature control so after my
primary fermentation was done I would lager it in a tall cooler filled with water and I kept
switching out ...
Posted in thread: HBT BJCP comp winning Maibock on 05-12-2013 at 06:00 PM
I just bottled this today. I know, it's a little late, but I will drink a bottle of it before
the end of May. Lol The color is clear and beautiful after 6 weeks of lagering. And the sample
Posted in thread: What's in your fermenter(s)? on 11-25-2012 at 02:16 PM
6 gallons of strong bock in the primary. 6 gallons of hard cider in the secondary. 5 gallons of
blueberry port that's been aging since July. And a gallon of onion wine I'm making for cooking.
Posted in thread: Who's brewing this thanksgiving (or the day after)? on 11-24-2012 at 09:58 PM
On thanksgiving I bottled a cervaza with serano and habanero peppers. And last night o brewed a
strong english bock. Not quite strong enough for it to be a dopplebock. I'm hopping that one
will be rea...
Posted in thread: Bottle conditoining with honey? on 11-06-2012 at 10:08 PM
Thank you all for the info. I'm going to have to try part of my batch with honey to see how the
flavor differs from the sugar.
Posted in thread: Bottle conditoining with honey? on 11-06-2012 at 06:17 PM
I've been making hard cider for a couple years now and with the exception of my first batch
they've all turned out great. Even the first batch was quite good after it aged about a year.
I've always fe...
Posted in thread: Cider won't start? on 11-03-2012 at 05:33 PM
And then I diluted it with about a half gallon of water. I added a little more sugar and
pitched a pack of lavlin ec-1118. I put it in a dark corner of my kitchen where it was a little
warmer ( 65 deg...
Posted in thread: Cider won't start? on 11-03-2012 at 05:26 PM
I had the same problem with my 5 gallon batch this year and I couldn't figure out what went
wrong. I talked to a few local experts and this is what I tried. I siphoned a half gallon into
a clean glass...