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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 ...

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