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Forum: Cider 02-18-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By BrewinJack
No not really,I normally let it ferment till it...

No not really,I normally let it ferment till it stops, it turns out pretty dry. I did a couple of batches where i cold crashed it by bringing the temp of the juice down to around 40 degrees over one...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,589
Posted By BrewinJack
Its has been in the bottle for over a year now,...

Its has been in the bottle for over a year now, haven't opened it since last new years. Its clear as a bell and has a beautiful caramel color and smells amazing. Last year it was massively fiery with...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-01-2010, 02:25 AM
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Views: 20,589
Posted By BrewinJack
Cheers mate, and good luck... post back let me...

Cheers mate, and good luck... post back let me know how it goes.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-30-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,589
Posted By BrewinJack
Damn, I am shocked you guys still read this. To...

Damn, I am shocked you guys still read this. To answer your question. I never did rack. This idea was to add fermentable along with more liquid. Basically turing up the achohal slowly enough, and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,530
Posted By BrewinJack
thanks....

thanks....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By BrewinJack
You got this on copy and past dont you Rev? Only...

You got this on copy and past dont you Rev? Only the 4th time I have seen you splat it down today. Great advice Rev. :mug:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,530
Posted By BrewinJack
Amber Bock Clone?

Recently I have had alot of luck with clones, been playing about with cloneing some of my favorite comercial beers. Just bottled Scarecrow Pale Ale clone, and have an Winters Burbon Cask Ale clone in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By BrewinJack
I get 90% of everthing from my LHBS, but anything...

I get 90% of everthing from my LHBS, but anything else I get from either midwest homebrewer, or from amazon.com. Decent prices, great slection, and easy to work with. The only trouble i ever had was...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-24-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By BrewinJack
I dont much like botteling either, its mindless,...

I dont much like botteling either, its mindless, repetitive, and alot of work. I dont brew enough to keg though, just means I don't bottle all that often.
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-24-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By BrewinJack
The Bells brew shop in Kalamazoo will help you...

The Bells brew shop in Kalamazoo will help you put togather a clone kit right there in the store if you ask the guys behind the front desk nicely. They helped me put togather an winter white clone...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By BrewinJack
Whats your recipe look like?

Whats your recipe look like?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By BrewinJack
do you often use kits? It is in my observation...

do you often use kits? It is in my observation that kits very often don't have enough extract or have instructions which have leave ones OG a bit lacking. I have found that often enough even that...
Forum: Brew Science 01-24-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By BrewinJack
hmmm. I too have hard water. Never noticed if my...

hmmm. I too have hard water. Never noticed if my lighter beers had an aftertaste more then my darker. considering I don't often do them its not entirely impossiable. I would say that RO water would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-24-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By BrewinJack
I have a 30 gallon toat that I fill 1/3 full of...

I have a 30 gallon toat that I fill 1/3 full of ice or snow (depending on the season) and then take my pot and snug it down in there. Takes about 30 min. Old school.

Drink them in good health
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,892
Posted By BrewinJack
Reasons for cloudy beer after primary listed most...

Reasons for cloudy beer after primary listed most common to least common. An excerpt summarized and badly misspelled from "The Home Brewery: Home guide to brewing, fermenting, and other self...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-20-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By BrewinJack
I have one fermented with a drum tap, the brakect...

I have one fermented with a drum tap, the brakect on the tap keeps me about 3/4 of an inch from the bottom. Keeps me above the sediment, but you get a noticeable loss.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-20-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By BrewinJack
We dont talk about hooch here, most hooch threads...

We dont talk about hooch here, most hooch threads get deleted. By the sound of it your friend probably got about 10-12% of achohal until the yeast stalled or flamed out. Hooch normally taste like...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-20-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By BrewinJack
around here we call that Apfelwien, You will want...

around here we call that Apfelwien, You will want to be pacient and very careful with the final product. Good luck.

Drink'em in good health
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By BrewinJack
Do you use your tap water to brew? I do parctial...

Do you use your tap water to brew? I do parctial grain on a electric stove top, definatly dont get a decent boil, but my brews end up clear as a bell and no off flavors, but i use filtered water....
Forum: Cider Forum 01-19-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,695
Posted By BrewinJack
Thats mostly a complex question. Yeast is yeast,...

Thats mostly a complex question. Yeast is yeast, it will take time to ferment. The type of yeast controls more then just speed, it also controls taste. and half a dozen other variables. What actully...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-18-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By BrewinJack
I spent last May in Ireland, in Galway the...

I spent last May in Ireland, in Galway the Spanish Bar and Hotel has the best music, and Galway has its own local brewery which is worth a look. Don't pronounce your "th's". If you gonna bring...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-18-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By BrewinJack
fermentation by product known as Krusten...

fermentation by product known as Krusten (spelling way off). Pull the air lock, clean it out, and add a blow off tube into a sanitized container preferablly somthing you can seal up and keep. I have...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-18-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By BrewinJack
powered sugar? you might have a little trouble...

powered sugar? you might have a little trouble there. Powered sugar has added corn starch for bakeing purposes. It wont hurt your brew, but it will be hell on wheels to get it to clear properly....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By BrewinJack
The old rule, reduceing tempature reduces esters....

The old rule, reduceing tempature reduces esters. Pacients must be cultivated. I would wait about 50% of primary time and get my tempature close to 64 degrees.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By BrewinJack
Hold the phone. In fermemtation about 6 days?...

Hold the phone. In fermemtation about 6 days? only 6 days?

Minimmum should be no less then 14 day. You should check your gravity readings and see if your even done fermenting if I am reading this...
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