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Forum: Sake Forum 01-18-2013, 12:10 AM
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Posted By mikeslag
Thanks you guys are the best. Much appreciated...

Thanks you guys are the best. Much appreciated Saramc. Walmart NEXT STTTOOOPPPP!!!
Forum: Sake Forum 01-17-2013, 08:43 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
That sounds pretty epic. Just curious, what do...

That sounds pretty epic. Just curious, what do you mean a gallon jug of water on the lid? Like sitting on top to keep the lid on or something?
Forum: Sake Forum 01-17-2013, 08:38 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Yeah I saw some people had some luck with that, I...

Yeah I saw some people had some luck with that, I tried my local target today and couldn't find one. Sonofgrok, do you know offhand what they're called at target so I can search their website? My...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-17-2013, 06:57 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Yeah you can bulk age all of the kit wines....

Yeah you can bulk age all of the kit wines. They're great right away but they definitely improve. P.S. Saramc, sorry I'm not following you around, I just happen to be going to a lot of these same...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-17-2013, 06:54 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
When Midwest had a groupon a while back I...

When Midwest had a groupon a while back I purchased a wine starter kit to get some additional equipment at a good price and it came with this

COASTAL RED (Red Burgundy) Wine Making Kit - Vintners...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-17-2013, 06:52 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Here's one sticky! :) ...

Here's one sticky! :)

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/easy-stove-top-pasteurizing-pics-193295/
Forum: Sake Forum 01-17-2013, 06:38 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Thanks! I tried to look for it in the thread but...

Thanks! I tried to look for it in the thread but it's like 41 pages lol. Much appreciated. I can't find a damn screwcap 1 gallon bottle anywhere!
Forum: Sake Forum 01-17-2013, 02:20 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Also what is red yeast rice??

Also what is red yeast rice??
Forum: Sake Forum 01-17-2013, 02:15 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Thanks Clearcut! And now....to find some yeast...

Thanks Clearcut! And now....to find some yeast balls.
Forum: Sake Forum 01-17-2013, 12:34 AM
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Posted By mikeslag
Quick question - I don't have a way to steam cook...

Quick question - I don't have a way to steam cook rice at the moment. Would this also work if I cooked it in a pot like I usually do? Thanks!
Forum: Cider Forum 12-07-2012, 03:24 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Disaster! I opened a bottle and it tastes okay...

Disaster! I opened a bottle and it tastes okay but it smells like rotten eggs and apple cider mixed together! I don't know if it's from the potassium metabisulfite or what but is there any fix???...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-03-2012, 10:34 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Okay so on Friday I checked the SG which was at...

Okay so on Friday I checked the SG which was at 1.009 (down from 1.064) and so I decided the time had arrived! So I went to get campden tabs and realized I had bought powdered potassium...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-29-2012, 11:43 AM
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Posted By mikeslag
Sorry I should've said I'm trying to still it....

Sorry I should've said I'm trying to still it. Plus isn't it recommended to shift it for a day to clear it?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-28-2012, 09:32 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Hey all. Ive got to check my SG tonight but I...

Hey all. Ive got to check my SG tonight but I have a feeling it's ready to move to another carboy. Only issue is I don't think I'll have time to make up the syrup and bottle until Friday. Would it...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-27-2012, 12:57 AM
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Posted By mikeslag
So to all you guys who made this a still cider...

So to all you guys who made this a still cider which is what I think I'm going to do what is your review? Is it delightful as a still cider??
Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2012, 12:37 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
So I just wanted to check in. Pitched the yeast...

So I just wanted to check in. Pitched the yeast on thanksgiving. A couple hours in it looked like this

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And this next pic is from today. Airlock bubbling like crazy! Can't wait for this it...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2012, 12:33 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
You have to pasteurize at some point or the...

You have to pasteurize at some point or the bottles will explode. Mike recommends filling a plastic soda bottle when you bottle and then using the firmness of the soda bottle dictate when you stop...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-24-2012, 12:18 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/caramel-apple-hard...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/caramel-apple-hard-cider-292770/index42.html

The adjusted recipe is here to see the adjustments.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-24-2012, 10:13 AM
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Posted By mikeslag
Thanks Mike. Super excited!

Thanks Mike. Super excited!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2012, 10:06 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
P.s. I used one pack of Nottingham was that right?

P.s. I used one pack of Nottingham was that right?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2012, 09:56 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Hey guys just put mine in yesterday. Had a little...

Hey guys just put mine in yesterday. Had a little foam but it seems to have dissipated and now I'm starting to have little blips in the airlock. Anyway how long should I wait for more activity in the...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2012, 10:24 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
A question and a statement ladies and gents: ...

A question and a statement ladies and gents:

1. Can i bottle the STILL version in wine bottles?
2. In case anyone was unaware, whole foods currently is selling one-gallon bottles of organic cider...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-13-2012, 11:05 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Hello again guys. So is possible to bottle the...

Hello again guys. So is possible to bottle the carbonated version of this in wine bottles with a cork or do I have to go beer bottles with caps? Just curious since I have no capping equipment or beer...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-07-2012, 12:07 AM
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Posted By mikeslag
In the adjusted recipe UpstateMike dropped it...

In the adjusted recipe UpstateMike dropped it from 5 cans of concentrate to 3. I have two questions:

1. Has anyone made the batch with both and if so what are the reviews?
2. If you drop down to...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-06-2012, 05:36 PM
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Posted By mikeslag
Alright, went to the homebrew store and got my...

Alright, went to the homebrew store and got my stuffs, now I just need to pick up the apple parts. I don't know anything about yeast yet, but can someone help me out, the Nottingham says rehydrate...
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