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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-20-2012, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Talcottsk
porter recipe

First time doing a porter, I'm brewing in S Korea so is hard to get almost everything.
Any thoughts on this recipe?

1 gallon batch
1/4lb caramunich2
1/2lb carafa2
Light dry malt extract...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Talcottsk
Normally grain, malt, hops and water I'm just...

Normally grain, malt, hops and water
I'm just going to cut out the malt and replace it with something like corn syrup

I only make 1 gallon of unusual experiments...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2009, 02:18 AM
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Posted By Talcottsk
Making a recipe

i'm thinking of a new project recipe--If I were to make 1 gallon of beer, and choose to not use malt \, what kind of sugar should I use? Corn syrup, plain sugar?

Lets say i do use corn syrup,...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Talcottsk
priming sugar

How much sugar should I put into a 1 gallon batch of apple cider, when bottling to ensure carbonation, but not explosion? What factors should I be concerned about?
any advice you can give will be...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-22-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Talcottsk
I meant that when I bottled, it was clear, and...

I meant that when I bottled, it was clear, and now (since bottling) I have large chucks of "stuff" in my cider maybe 300% more tha when bottled
Forum: Cider Forum 08-21-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Talcottsk
sediment

I have had this cider in wine bottles (still) and the amount of sediment has inceased...is that natural, or is my brew infected with something??
Forum: Cider Forum 05-07-2006, 07:31 AM
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Posted By Talcottsk
Finally, hopped cider

I have just put into primary my squeezed apple juice and hops, 1 oz of Fuggle, boiled for 15 mins in 3 cups of water. I pitched ale yeast last night and it bubbling away very happily...I gave it a...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-21-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Talcottsk
I bought my kit all on internet, at...

I bought my kit all on internet, at http://www.leeners.com/

I had to add some things to the small kit, but they have everything you'd need, and I got all for less than $50

not the only place of...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-18-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Talcottsk
Singular exprience....a bit yeasty, strange color...

Singular exprience....a bit yeasty, strange color

tastes just like an other wine (this is a 13% still)

drinkable, but i'd better wait more--next batch, rack better
Forum: Cider Forum 03-16-2006, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Talcottsk
Tonight I will try my first

Today I will open my first bottle and test out my "apple wine" I bottled 4 weeks ago, so probably not ready yet but.....cant wait any more
I'll tell you how it went tomorrow--hopefully slightly...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-11-2006, 04:31 AM
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Posted By Talcottsk
well, i had a bubble free ferment, gas escaped...

well, i had a bubble free ferment, gas escaped before reaching airlock, and when I siphoned it yesterday, it smells like eggs--which I'm guessing is a "game over"

any thoughts on that, is it...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-10-2006, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Talcottsk
my recipe book says still or sparkling is ok, so...

my recipe book says still or sparkling is ok, so you carbonate if you'd like--i would add campden to juice 24 hours before pitching yeast

what do you guys think about that? im not an expert--just...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-10-2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,191
Posted By Talcottsk
yes, you're right, maybe replace the water with...

yes, you're right, maybe replace the water with apple juice and reduce the sugar to 1 cup? or no sugar at all--depending on your ABV goal
Forum: Cider Forum 03-09-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Talcottsk
from the recipe book for raspberry and...

from the recipe book
for raspberry and blackberry recipe is same, except
4 lb blackberris or 3 lbs raspberries
then
7 pts water
2 1/ lb sugar
1/2 tsp acid blend
1/2 tsp pectic enzyme
1 tsp...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-08-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Talcottsk
what kind of berries do you want to use? i have a...

what kind of berries do you want to use? i have a book full of recipes
Forum: Cider Forum 03-07-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By Talcottsk
Bad News

I was trying to get my buddy infected with the hombrew bug, so I walked him through everything, go him a set (purchased here in S Korea) and we squeezed the crap out of 11 giant Asian Pears for quite...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-06-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Talcottsk
I put that in the fridge for about 4 days, racked...

I put that in the fridge for about 4 days, racked off the sediment, added another cup of brown sugar, let that set in fridge for another 3 days and now warming to room temp--to make sure all yeast...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-01-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Talcottsk
Update--racked to seondary today--hydrometer...

Update--racked to seondary today--hydrometer reading of .996 which gives me more than 11% ABV :confused: I thougth my ale yeast would stop before 11%
So I have added 1 and 1/4 cup brown sugar and I...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-28-2006, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Talcottsk
I bet you could use your juicer--i use a...

I bet you could use your juicer--i use a combination blender and straining bag--and with that it takes me about 30 mins to squeeze out a gallon--juicer would probably save you from tiny fruit pieces...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-27-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Talcottsk
My kit came with : pectic enzyme, yeast nutrient,...

My kit came with : pectic enzyme, yeast nutrient, wine tannin, and an acid blend (powder) I have found lots of recipes with all of these chemicals--not sure if you mean chemical ingredients
can...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-26-2006, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Talcottsk
I use only juice--i squeeze out all of the...

I use only juice--i squeeze out all of the juice...if you add water, it might make it a bit watery I'd guess
Forum: Cider Forum 02-24-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Talcottsk
I'd say most basic things are: 1--primary,...

I'd say most basic things are:
1--primary, secondary fermenting containers
2--some sort of siphon tube/hose
3--airlock
4--campden tablets and yeast
5--some sort of sanitizing cleanser for all...
Forum: Mead Forum 02-24-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,750
Posted By Talcottsk
Hopped Mead--Tej

I've eard about this mead called Tej--ethopian mead which has hops in it--anyone even seen a reipe for it that migt specify how much and what kind of hops? I'm trying to make a hopped cider, and I...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-24-2006, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Talcottsk
cheese cloth! genius! Thanks a ton, now i'm...

cheese cloth! genius! Thanks a ton, now i'm totally at ease with this batch

I'll be adding more spices to secondary for a week and then racking again settle 2 weeks, then bottle

i just hope...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-24-2006, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By Talcottsk
yes, i think it would be best to call it apple...

yes, i think it would be best to call it apple wine ;) In hindsight, I should have let it settle longer or racked it more than once to clear off all the sediment--my friend help me bottle, and I...
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