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Forum: Wine 03-08-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
I agree. Bread yeasts make... well... bread-y...

I agree. Bread yeasts make... well... bread-y tasting wine. A pack of redstar runs less than $0.50 and will make a shocking difference. The yeast is bread (as in producing offspring, not food) to...
Forum: Wine 02-01-2014, 10:49 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
Sorry for the delayed reply... has it dropped...

Sorry for the delayed reply... has it dropped more? Sometimes it's just a moderate but steady fermentation straight through.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-25-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By brazedowl
Are you trying to piggyback on your previous...

Are you trying to piggyback on your previous redneck thread? ;)
Forum: Cider Forum 01-19-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By brazedowl
No, when you rack to the secondary it'll...

No, when you rack to the secondary it'll generally start back up again, but nowhere near like what it's doing now.

Less headspace means less air the CO2 from the fermentation has to force out to...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-19-2014, 05:05 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
yes, as long as it's still fermenting in the...

yes, as long as it's still fermenting in the secondary, it'll make a blanket of CO2 and you'll be in pertty good shape.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-19-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
Best... job... EVER. As long as you keep the...

Best... job... EVER.

As long as you keep the sloshing about to a minimum it'll be fine, esp if there's still a small amount of fermentation going on. The yeast will use any oxygen up right quick...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-19-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
a) I prime the tube by filling it with...

a) I prime the tube by filling it with juice/water and just dunk one end in the primary and then the other end down in the secondary. Minimal contamination. Also... it's crazy beach cider not a...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-19-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
way for us to post at the same moment...

way for us to post at the same moment practically.

a) You can clean out the PB jar airlock with cleaner water when it simmers down. No worries.

b) When it calms down and is no longer foaming,...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By brazedowl
So are you looking for any beach-brewing interns?...

So are you looking for any beach-brewing interns? We could totally market your jungle cider and start exporting it ;)

Foam coming up through the tube and into the PB jar should be fine as long as...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-18-2014, 11:40 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
Where are the pictures of your Gilligan's Island...

Where are the pictures of your Gilligan's Island style setup professor?? :fro:
Forum: Wine 01-15-2014, 12:44 AM
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Posted By brazedowl
Yea, the welches strawberry breeze concentrate....

Yea, the welches strawberry breeze concentrate. No problems. It dosn't have any yeast-stopping preservatives.

When I use bentonite I just mix it with a cup of warm water in a blender or food...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By brazedowl
To my knowledge skunking comes from the...

To my knowledge skunking comes from the interaction between light and hop oils. The closest I've had to "skunking" cider is not letting the campden breathe off before bottling and getting a strong...
Forum: Wine 01-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By brazedowl
I find that doing cran-grape you need to err with...

I find that doing cran-grape you need to err with more cran than grape. A 50/50 mix will pretty much just taste like grape.

I haven't had much success with strawberry anything because it's just...
Forum: Wine 01-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 229
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Posted By brazedowl
Did you add any pectic enzyme before you pitched...

Did you add any pectic enzyme before you pitched the yeast? That pie filling is practically jelly in the amount of pectin, and although great for flavor, it can sometimes leave it cloudy pretty much...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-04-2013, 09:13 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
Ok I did 1.5lbs oats to 5 gallons cider. So...

Ok I did 1.5lbs oats to 5 gallons cider. So hopefully not quite Guinness-y. :)
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By brazedowl
Well to be clear... sorbate inhibits the yeast...

Well to be clear... sorbate inhibits the yeast from multiplying. So the number of yeast in your brew should be the same number as was in the packet as they can't multiply. You should obtain a VERY...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By brazedowl
haha just realized I have no real basis for...

haha just realized I have no real basis for comparison... about how many cups (or pounds) per gallon of cider did you use and find was too much?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By brazedowl
That was my thought. That too much oatmeal and...

That was my thought. That too much oatmeal and the final product will thicken up too much. I'll go easy on the oatmeal.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By brazedowl
Pumpkin-Spice Cream Cider

Ok ok so I've got it in my head to make this amazement.

Oatmeal for the creaminess (Oatmeal milk idea from here...
Forum: Wine 10-28-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 229
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Posted By brazedowl
Giving it a try. :D can't wait.

Giving it a try. :D can't wait.
Forum: Wine 10-28-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By brazedowl
Do you use an actual 1gal jug? All I have is one...

Do you use an actual 1gal jug? All I have is one of those 4L carlo rosi jugs :)
Forum: Wine 10-28-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By brazedowl
If you've done it before and just want to kick up...

If you've done it before and just want to kick up the flavor a notch go for it. When we're just talking random frozen concentrate it should be fine. I was worried you were talking about some fancy...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-28-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By brazedowl
Do you have a link to that article? I'd love to...

Do you have a link to that article? I'd love to read about it. All I could find was THIS (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1752928X06003003) and it didn't give a mechanism, just that...
Forum: Wine 10-28-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By brazedowl
what kind of concentrate? have you made the...

what kind of concentrate? have you made the recipe before and found it lacking? can you link us to the recipe? :)
Forum: Wine 10-27-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,963
Posted By brazedowl
I've never done a straight cranberry one! you do...

I've never done a straight cranberry one! you do what... 2 concentrates? how much sugar?
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