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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2010, 12:08 PM
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Posted By CaptainCool
Fermentation stopped early... should i add sugar for carbing?

I made a batch of cider with safale s-04 recently for the first time.... this happened to also be the first time i used a hydrometer and originally it said 1.070 after adding sugar... and than I went...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-18-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By CaptainCool
It is pasteurized, and the people who are saying...

It is pasteurized, and the people who are saying I don't need to sanitize are producing a more convincing argument so I'm thinking thats the way to go.. thanks all!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By CaptainCool
Do i need to sanitize a new 1 gallon jug?

I'm about to start a batch of hard cider and I bought a 1 gallon glass jug of store-bought cider and i was wondering about a few things...
Can I just take some of the cider out to dissolve some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By CaptainCool
thanks fellas.. I'm gonna go ahead with secondary...

thanks fellas.. I'm gonna go ahead with secondary and check it in a few weeks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By CaptainCool
I took it out of primary before the fermentation had finished fermenting WHat to do?

I'm a beginner brewer and I think i may have made a big noob mistake.. I make cider and i used champagne yeast before but more recently i got some Safale S-04 yeast and used it for the first time.. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By CaptainCool
I took it out of primary before the fermentation had finished fermenting WHat to do?

I'm a beginner brewer and I think i may have made a big noob mistake.. I make cider and i used champagne yeast before but more recently i got some Safale S-04 yeast and used it for the first time.. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By CaptainCool
ok thats fine.. i have some rasberry wine extract...

ok thats fine.. i have some rasberry wine extract and lactose sugar so i'll let it finish it's fermentation than i'll siphon to secondary and add the flavoring... and than bottle carb after a few...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By CaptainCool
ok... ya i actually Don't want to dry it out.....

ok... ya i actually Don't want to dry it out.. I've been using champagne yeast before and thats what i'm trying to get away from.. I just wanted to get it pretty strong but still be able to carb in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By CaptainCool
Ya i want to finish the fermentation.. and some...

Ya i want to finish the fermentation.. and some sugar to bottle carb... s-04 can get up to 10% from what i've heard so i suspect that i'm at a good place and should go on and pitch the yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-21-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By CaptainCool
First time hydrometer user... what should i expect from this reading?

I just started a new batch of cider and i'm about to pitch the yeast. i used a hydrometer for the first time.. It showed right on 1.070.. This means it should come out around 9 percent right? I'm...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-19-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,666
Posted By CaptainCool
Help a Cider Noob make sure his first batch using safale s-04 yeast goes smoothly

I'm about to start a 1 gallon batch of cider with some new yeast.. (safale s-04 dry ale yeast)
This is my first time using this yeast and i have a few questions that i've had trouble finding...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-17-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,630
Posted By CaptainCool
How much sugar should I add for my 1 gallon batch

I just bought some safale s-04 dry ale yeast and would like to do a small 1 gallon batch of cider.. I'm a noob and I'm used to using champagne yeast so I'm not sure how much sugar to use.. It's a 1...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-08-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By CaptainCool
what yeast do you recommend

I've made 4 or 5 batches of cider and i'm getting better at it but i ran out of yeast.. I like cider at around 8 or 9%abv lightly sweetened.. .. so far i've been using red star champagne yeast so i...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-07-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By CaptainCool
o ya hah.. i meant 1/4 cup per gallon sugar for a...

o ya hah.. i meant 1/4 cup per gallon sugar for a sparkling batch.. and i'm using champagne bottles, and flip-top bottles.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-06-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By CaptainCool
Will my cider carbonate? Brew-noob question

i'm a beginner and i've only made a few batches.. I started a 4 gallon cider 4 weeks ago. The recipe was pretty standard.. enough sugar added to make around 7%abv dry cider with champagne yeast and...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-18-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 303,982
Posted By CaptainCool
i don't mean to be a bother.. but i was wondering...

i don't mean to be a bother.. but i was wondering if the earlier question of wether this works with champagne and sparkling wine bottles could be answered? it would be very helpful. thanks
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-18-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By CaptainCool
ooo also... how many batches are they good for?

ooo also... how many batches are they good for?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-18-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By CaptainCool
oooh this sounds like what i'm looking for......

oooh this sounds like what i'm looking for... they make them in 33.8 ounce bottles too right? have you ever tried carbing in those?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-18-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,287
Posted By CaptainCool
Boiling bottles after carbonation to kill the yeast

I read a thread a little while ago about putting beer bottles that have finished carbing in a boiling pot of water to stop and kill the yeast in the bottles.. I'm having trouble finding that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-14-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By CaptainCool
Is it good to use any household bleach for sanitizing

I know many people use bleach to sanitize equipment and i guess i'm sortof a Brew-Noob so i'm just makin sure any bleach is fine.. I've got a bottle of clorox bleach at my house. Is that good?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-13-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By CaptainCool
Empty italian soda bottles good for carbonating?

I'm currently making a batch of cider... according to the recipe it should come out to around 7% ABV and i used champagne yeast.. i want to carbonate it and i have some used italian soda bottles from...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-09-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,437
Posted By CaptainCool
I would like to use beer bottles but i don't...

I would like to use beer bottles but i don't believe i'll be able to pull that off at the moment with this batch... I also don't have champagne bottles.. so I'm stuck with either Wine bottles or...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,437
Posted By CaptainCool
Beginner cider questions about bottling and carbonating.

I've made a few batches of cider but I'm still very much a beginner.. I've got the basics down and i've got my materials and done research but theres a few things that i've had trouble getting a...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-16-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By CaptainCool
Random Beginner Quesions...

I just began my second batch of cider, of course my first one turned out like still wine and i wanted it to be like cider. I was about to order some carbonation tablets because they're cheap and...
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