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Posted in thread: Apple-Plum Sparkling Cider on 07-20-2012 at 02:11 PM
last one of these got drank last night (7/19). You could taste the full plum flavor profile and
the tartness was just right. The raisin was discernable but quite faint. It blended
excellently. All the...
Posted in thread: Tops Tips for Newbies? on 07-18-2012 at 07:27 PM
SWMBO appeasement.Chilling the wort to pitch temperatures.Be careful when cooking on the porch,
in the summer, at night with the light on. Moths and JuneBugs don't ferment very well and leave
Posted in thread: About to backsweeten and keg cider on 07-18-2012 at 01:42 PM
I use Xylitol to backsweeten my ciders and haven't had any complaints from anyone. It's a
non-fermentable sugar. It's sounds chemical and unnatural but it is completely natural. You
should be able to ...
Posted in thread: My Little Pony "Brony" ?? on 07-18-2012 at 01:12 PM
for fear of being labeled a "brony", I do have a 2 year old daughter. She loves the horsie
show. And as far as kids shows go, it's not horrible. It's the same art style as the powerpuff
girls. From a ...
Posted in thread: Why a 60 minute boil? on 07-05-2012 at 01:37 PM
For Hop Utilization, you reach peak bitterness at around the 60 minute mark. You reach peak
Flavor at around the 20 minute mark. You reach peak Aroma at about the 7 minute mark. Hops
boiled for 20 min...
Posted in thread: Need to use up some malts on 06-27-2012 at 04:16 PM
you could just wing it. Slap together what you have, call it GreeneTiki's Leftover Ale, keep
good notes and see how it turns out. Just pick your favorite hops and yeast and you're in
Posted in thread: What can be used as a Secondary? on 06-25-2012 at 05:50 PM
check your local walmart for the spring water bottles. They have 1, 3, and 5 gallon plastic
bottles that work just fine. You'll need a stopper/airlock for it, but you'll need that
Posted in thread: Apple-Plum Sparkling Cider on 06-25-2012 at 02:37 PM
Bottled on 6/21, checked carbonation level last night (6/24). I waited too long and they are
overcarbed. Lost half a case trying to pastuerize due to carbonation breaking the cap seal.
Still managed t...
Posted in thread: Look for advice on what to add to my brew setup on 06-22-2012 at 08:44 PM
Add a chinup bar to keep the SWMBO happy.
Posted in thread: Need first timer tips-first brew day on Sunday on 06-22-2012 at 05:20 PM
Remember to make sure SWMBO is contented and unlikely to maliciously disturb the beermaking
process. Loving and/or presents the night before the brew is always useful.