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Forum: Cider Forum 02-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By franzy
@bernard, it's expected to be in the 5% range so...

@bernard, it's expected to be in the 5% range so it wouldn't be a high enough abv???

@oljimmy, keep me posted on your progress!

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Forum: Cider Forum 02-09-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By franzy
I'll do whatever is best, thanks for the replies!...

I'll do whatever is best, thanks for the replies!

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-09-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By franzy
Dunno why I never responded. They were infected...

Dunno why I never responded. They were infected so I aged them both a bit more on the oak spirals and bottled them. The one was a commemorative brew for my g - pa who passed so I'll be popping the...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-09-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By franzy
[QUOTE=EpicCider;5893926]It sounds like a fine...

[QUOTE=EpicCider;5893926]It sounds like a fine idea. You can also add fruit to a secondary, which in my opinion helps retain flavor more. A lot of people are anti boiler or heat, when it comes to...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By franzy
Higher abv cider

Thinking of making a cider and was toying with the idea of making something in the 14-18% abv range. I have used the champagne yeasts for all of my other batches and figure it would be good for this...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-08-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By franzy
Granny smith question

I have done a few small batches of ciders using store bought cider and apple juice. I had woodchuck ' granny smith cider and loved it.

So I made a 1 gallon test batch where I cut up and blended 5...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-08-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 66,736
Posted By franzy
I've done 4 1 gallon batches, all with shop rite...

I've done 4 1 gallon batches, all with shop rite apple cider and used champagne yeast. I'm happy with the results....except for one where I mixed in some cranapple juice. The cranberry made a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By franzy
Two problem beers

Hello all, I have an issue with two beers I brewed. I brewed these two within the same week. One was an AG Irish stout I aged in cherry bourbon oak spirals in the primary, but in the 3rd week (I...
Forum: Cider 09-02-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 32,202
Posted By franzy
Thanks guys. Trying 2 one gallon test batches....

Thanks guys. Trying 2 one gallon test batches. Didn't boil. One is apple and the other is cran apple. Split a bag of champagne yeast. Excited to try it!!
Forum: Cider 08-28-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 32,202
Posted By franzy
Dunno If this was asked, just being lazy, but ...

Dunno If this was asked, just being lazy, but


Why no boil? Has anyone brought it to a boil?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-08-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By franzy
It was from the secondary. I'll look into cold...

It was from the secondary. I'll look into cold crashing. Haven't done that before
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By franzy
What is this

Did a brew with t-58 safebrew. Poured a sample an all this white stuf was floating around in it.

140215

Is this from the yeast? A contamination?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-05-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By franzy
I used 6.6 pounds of Pilsner LME. I used 2 oz of...

I used 6.6 pounds of Pilsner LME. I used 2 oz of kent golding hops. I was surprised by the sourness. I didn't read of this yeast causing a sourness.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-04-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,542
Posted By franzy
What's the ABV on it? Did you take an FG to make...

What's the ABV on it? Did you take an FG to make sure the yeast was done?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-04-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By franzy
Sour saison

I planned to made a saison, but it came out as a sour. I used the T-58 safebrew. I love the taste. I'm definitely happy with it, but was surprised of the sourness. It aged 2 weeks in primary and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By franzy
I agree with the northern comment as well. They...

I agree with the northern comment as well. They have some great offers every month as well. They have offered better bottles in a B.O.G.O. a few times. Nothing like upgrading!
Forum: General Techniques 03-25-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By franzy
That's the same thought process I had. It's...

That's the same thought process I had. It's sitting in the keg right now, I just haven't put it in the fridge yet. Some pressure has built so it looks like the yeast is still working a little bit...
Forum: General Techniques 03-24-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By franzy
Secondary in a keg

I made a session IPA. It's been in the primary for 2-2.5 weeks. Was thinking of putting it right into the corny keg for secondary/ carbonation and letting it sit another 2-3 weeks.

Would putting...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By franzy
That's for the info. I'm just going to save it...

That's for the info. I'm just going to save it for a different batch. Guess I'll plan a Belgian ipa
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By franzy
Was the pepper flavor strong with it?

Was the pepper flavor strong with it?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By franzy
Also considered it, but I just have extras of the...

Also considered it, but I just have extras of the T-58. Thought it might add an interesting Belgian flavor for the strong hoppiness it has.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-03-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By franzy
Second pitch with safebrew t-58

I made a 8.5% (hopefully) ipa with 8.5 ounces of hops (I got a little too excited) . I used safale 05 for the pitch. Thinking of using the safebrew t-58 for a second pitch....

Suggestions,...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 10-12-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By franzy
Smells and tastes oaky and delicious! The chops...

Smells and tastes oaky and delicious! The chops sat in brandy for about 6 months before I used them. Would that have killed off any of the potential bacteria?
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 10-11-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By franzy
I believe it is the same. I tried it and it...

I believe it is the same. I tried it and it tastes amazing. I have bottled it now and it's sitting on my kegerator. That's for the reply guys
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 09-24-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By franzy
6 month aging??? Should it be aging in bottles?

6 month aging??? Should it be aging in bottles?
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