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Forum: Soda Making 07-15-2013, 09:48 PM
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Posted By ColbyJack
I think you answered your own question. When...

I think you answered your own question. When liquids freeze, many times they separate out, and can never be remixed the same. I have a feeling that you are seeing some potassium sorbate separate...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-10-2013, 04:47 PM
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Posted By ColbyJack
If it were me, I would add another ounce of hops...

If it were me, I would add another ounce of hops (magnum is popular) at the start of your boil. I haven't used northern brewer before, but seems a little low on alpha%. Are you just throwing them in...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-11-2013, 04:49 PM
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Posted By ColbyJack
Yes I use whirlflock. I am also going to strain...

Yes I use whirlflock. I am also going to strain my wort after boil to remove some break material and hop bits.
I dry hop in my keg using giant stainless tea balls. I just installed a valve on my...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-08-2013, 05:09 PM
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Posted By ColbyJack
Funny you mentioned vorlauf. I'm wondering why...

Funny you mentioned vorlauf. I'm wondering why more BIAB brewers don't vorlauf. Would that even work? Mashout at 170, vorlauf until you have clear runnings, then pull the bag? The only new piece of...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-06-2013, 09:35 PM
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Posted By ColbyJack
My issue is only getting more of my brew into the...

My issue is only getting more of my brew into the keg!!! I hate not filling kegs to the top. Other than that, the brew has been awesome.
The reading I have done here has mentioned that squeezing...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By ColbyJack
Small Frustrations...

I have been brewing for a couple years, and BIAB for about 6 months (no sparge, full boil). Lately, I have been getting frustrated by mega trub. I am using voile curtains from walmart and lowes, and...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 05-02-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,068
Posted By ColbyJack
I use a strike temp calculator, dough in, lid on,...

I use a strike temp calculator, dough in, lid on, and slip an old sleeping bag over my keggle. Keeps me within a degree for 90 minutes!
Forum: Cider Forum 05-02-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By ColbyJack
As hot of eater as you can get, and dishwasher...

As hot of eater as you can get, and dishwasher detergent. Think about your dishes. They could sit in your dishwasher for a couple days. Food dries. That stuff is awesome!!!!!
Forum: Cider Forum 02-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By ColbyJack
Or your could bottle it, and wait a day. Not long...

Or your could bottle it, and wait a day. Not long enough for carbonation to occur, but just so the yeast will kick off again, and create CO2 blanket effect.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-03-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By ColbyJack
You're good. Even the most stressed yeast can...

You're good. Even the most stressed yeast can still turn out a great product for 2-3 generations (batches). Logically, that's how they get the same yeast varietal consecutively. FYI: aerate...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-03-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By ColbyJack
Technically it "might" make sense. If it is done...

Technically it "might" make sense. If it is done fermenting, there is still CO2 releasing from stasis (suspension). In other words: chill out. It's fine.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-25-2013, 04:09 PM
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Views: 2,589
Posted By ColbyJack
Yummy.

Yummy.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2013, 07:17 PM
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Posted By ColbyJack
I've never bulk aged in a fridge. My ciders have...

I've never bulk aged in a fridge. My ciders have all been stored in my brew cave at 60. Or bottle aged in my garage at 45. I don't think it will matter.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-22-2013, 03:22 AM
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Posted By ColbyJack
Thanks, maybe the voile curtain I have is too...

Thanks, maybe the voile curtain I have is too porous. I'll shop at walmart for a curtain. Last one I found at Lowe's. I too double stitch my bags, and make them tapered for the drip to be easier...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-22-2013, 02:23 AM
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Posted By ColbyJack
I have been BIAB brewing for about a year now,...

I have been BIAB brewing for about a year now, and have been double milling my grains, as I crack grains at my LHBS. I have been getting an incredible amount of trub in my Keggle, and have thought...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-22-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By ColbyJack
I always add pectic enzyme, helps to clear the...

I always add pectic enzyme, helps to clear the natural pectins that are found in apples. When I use EC-1118, my cider finishes in a week or so, then the yeast drops out of suspension quite quickly,...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-21-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By ColbyJack
What did you add? Any clarifying agents? If you...

What did you add? Any clarifying agents? If you are just looking for the yeast to fall out pf suspension on their own, after fermentation is finished, cold crash your cider for a couple days. If you...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-21-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By ColbyJack
I believe your fermentation stalled out because...

I believe your fermentation stalled out because you used a beer yeast. They typically don't eat as many sugars as a wine yeast, but you will have residual sweetness, which is awesome! Your temps look...
Forum: Cider 01-18-2013, 04:13 AM
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Posted By ColbyJack
I second that! I've got a case that's a year old,...

I second that! I've got a case that's a year old, and its awesome! I think I will age all my Graf henceforth.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-17-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By ColbyJack
Every concentrate is different. What you need to...

Every concentrate is different. What you need to do is figure out how much white table sugar you would prime an entire batch with, then buy a can of frozen apple juice concentrate, and read the...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-17-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By ColbyJack
I'm not a fan of stopping fermentation early. I...

I'm not a fan of stopping fermentation early. I would let it ferment dry, then rack off lees to another jug, age for a month, then prime with frozen apple concentrate. You may try Nottingham yeast...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-15-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,323
Posted By ColbyJack
I just had a bottle of my one year old...

I just had a bottle of my one year old weihenstephen cider, which is a wheat beer yeast. Worth checking out! Still tart, but a bit or residual sweetness. Its a nice drinking cider, but took some time...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-08-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,696
Posted By ColbyJack
Never heard of it. What's the problem? Too dry?...

Never heard of it. What's the problem? Too dry? Too sweet? More information will produce more answers.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-07-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By ColbyJack
I have used stevia in the past, when I was...

I have used stevia in the past, when I was bottling, and not pasteurizing. Worked well. Nobody has had any bad stomach issues with my ciders-- common problem with some people.
I myself just racked a...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-01-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By ColbyJack
I bought two gallon jugs of apple juice JWKnudson...

I bought two gallon jugs of apple juice JWKnudson I think. Was perfect. Think it used a 7 stopper.
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