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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2010, 03:13 AM
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Posted By bigandy73
2.5g Green Apple Ale 5g Cinnacider 5g Saison ...

2.5g Green Apple Ale
5g Cinnacider
5g Saison
5g Cream Ale
5g Irish Red Ale
2g Hard Black Tea

9382+24.5 = 9406.5
Forum: Cider 02-27-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,273
Posted By bigandy73
This sounds great. Any particular reason you let...

This sounds great. Any particular reason you let it go for so long?
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-27-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By bigandy73
Went to the LHBS yesterday night to pick up some...

Went to the LHBS yesterday night to pick up some yeast, and the owner suggested I try some yeast nutrient. $3 for enough for about 75 gal, so I thought I'd give it a go.

Dropped a tsp of it in...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-27-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By bigandy73
I found a couple of these in the back of the brew...

I found a couple of these in the back of the brew closet the other day, and be warned - they do not age well.

The flavor has become quite dry, and slightly sulphurous. I think maybe the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-26-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 293,874
Posted By bigandy73
Bottled 5 this evening. 15929 + 5 = 15934

Bottled 5 this evening.

15929 + 5 = 15934
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-26-2010, 06:38 AM
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Posted By bigandy73
Talked to the LHBS owner and he helped start...

Talked to the LHBS owner and he helped start doing something akin to partial mash brewing. I've been using steeping grains since I started, but today I substituted some 2-row for a portion of the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-25-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By bigandy73
The 3711 does look good but the only place I've...

The 3711 does look good but the only place I've been able to find it is NorthernBrewer. MoreBeer has a free shipping deal going on, but all I could fins for saison yeast was WLP565. Will this do it...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-24-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By bigandy73
Thanks for the heads up. I got that from the...

Thanks for the heads up. I got that from the Jamil Show link but didn't realize that the French strain would ferment out dry at lower temperatures. I guess that is what I need. Looks like I'll put...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-23-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By bigandy73
I'll look into some of that 3711. I've never...

I'll look into some of that 3711. I've never done a starter before, my understanding is I should mix up some sugar and water and pitch the yeast into it to give the little buggers a head start. ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-20-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By bigandy73
Hmmm interesting. When do you think I should...

Hmmm interesting. When do you think I should have racked it? I think I actually used a yeast that was labeled "Saison", that might be a misprint in the recipe.
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-17-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By bigandy73
Saison problem?

So I brewed the Sasion Kit from DIY on 1/30. OG = 1.054.

I racked it to secondary on 2/11, and the SG was 1.032.

Haven't seen any activity in a while, so checked it today and it is still...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-12-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 56,404
Posted By bigandy73
Ok, so I've been doing late addition extract for...

Ok, so I've been doing late addition extract for a while, but have been steeping around 2 lbs. of specialty grains in 2.5 gal (and boiling the same amount) of water for every brew I've done so far. ...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-14-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,840
Posted By bigandy73
When I made this up it actually hit an OG of...

When I made this up it actually hit an OG of 1.130!

It has been going a lot slower than I expected, but it steadily working. It is falling around 0.010 every week or 18 days, right now it comes...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-14-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By bigandy73
Here you go: ...

Here you go:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/apple-pear-hooch-157034/#post1809302
Forum: Cider Forum 01-14-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,840
Posted By bigandy73
Apple Pear Hooch

Sort of in between a cider and a wine, so we'll call it hooch.

Apple Pear Hooch
Target 16% abv
Target OG 1.132, Target FG 1.008
Yeast: Red Star Premier Cuvee

Sanitize 2 gal fermenter. Peel...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-14-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By bigandy73
Oh it's sort of a higher strength sweet fruit...

Oh it's sort of a higher strength sweet fruit wine that I'm working on. I'll post a recipe here if you're interested.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-08-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By bigandy73
Tapped the mini keg the other day to find pretty...

Tapped the mini keg the other day to find pretty good carbonation and a clear pour. Primarily tastes of apple and orange with the dry finish of the cranberries behind it. I got a little of the...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-27-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By bigandy73
Bottled on 12/24 at 0.098. Backsweetened with...

Bottled on 12/24 at 0.098. Backsweetened with about a 3/4 c of Splenda mixed into the priming sugar (a little more than 1/3c brown sugar and 1/3c white sugar in 1.5c water). Didn't have as much...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-09-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By bigandy73
Racked to secondary yesterday. SG 1.080. Tasted...

Racked to secondary yesterday. SG 1.080. Tasted pretty good, although there is still a pretty dominant sulphur smell to it. Will let it go for about ten days in secondary and then see where it is...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-02-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,197
Posted By bigandy73
Holiday Cider

Mixed this up this evening. Should be ready for a family fishing trip in mid-January.

4.5 Gallons Mott's Apple Juice
1 Can Cranberry juice concentrate
1 Can Orange juice concentrate
2 Cinnamon...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By bigandy73
Apfelwein Type Bottling problem

So I brewed a batch of cider/wine based on EdWort's Apfelwein recipe. I have been tasting it periodically while taking hydro samples, and it is very dry and tart. Bottling is coming up in a few...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-10-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12,453
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Posted By bigandy73
Started my first batch 7 days ago. I used 4.5...

Started my first batch 7 days ago. I used 4.5 gallons of Mott's with 1 lb of brown sugar. I used a dry wine yeast called Premier Cuvee and also added 3 cinnamon sticks and a small amount of whole...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-10-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 293,874
Posted By bigandy73
First Batch! 13,735 + 5 = 13,740

First Batch!

13,735 + 5 = 13,740
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