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Posted in thread: worms? on 12-12-2014 at 07:21 PM
If they're moving they could be fruit fly larvae. They managed to get into my primary this fall
and ruined that batch. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
Posted in thread: What's the stuff on top... on 12-12-2014 at 04:41 PM
I had very similar looking stuff on my first batch. I had too much head space in my carboy too.
It didn't have any vinegary smell. I racked it into a clean carboy, topped it up and also
spayed a littl...
Posted in thread: Cider turning dark on 10-13-2014 at 04:55 AM
My second batch of cider from scratch has turned a dark brown colour after bottling. It still
tastes fine but I'm perplexed. I juiced the apples in September 2013, heat pasteurized the
cider, added ye...
Posted in thread: Hot and spicy Ginger Beer on 03-01-2014 at 04:23 AM
Typically all you need is approximately 1 tsp sugar per 340 ml bottle to prime it for
carbonation. That amount of sugar would result in very little alcohol, maybe 0.5%. This recipe
has a lot more suga...
Posted in thread: Aging cider but slight film on the surface? on 07-17-2013 at 11:50 PM
In the end I decided to leave it as is. Bottled it in early June (10 months after starting).
Tasted July 1. Fantastic!
Posted in thread: Aging cider but slight film on the surface? on 03-06-2013 at 03:38 AM
I just checked my cider that's been in the carboy for several months now and a bit of a white
film has developed. It seems to sink when the carboy is disturbed a little. I couldn't detect
any solvent ...