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Forum: Cider Forum 04-02-2009, 07:56 PM
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Posted By drux_tx
Yet Another EW Apfelwein Variation

EdWort's Apfelwein (V5) - Brew Date: 01.18.09 - Bottle Date: 03.31.09 (72 days)

3.0 G 100% Apple Juice (no preservatives - Tree Top)
1.5 G Newman's Own Concord Grape & Black Cherry Juice
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Forum: Cider Forum 01-17-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,927
Posted By drux_tx
I've been using 4# of brown sugar to 5 gallons of...

I've been using 4# of brown sugar to 5 gallons of apple juice.

The end product is just fine. :)

Bottling another batch today.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-01-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By drux_tx
I started another batch today with TreeTop juice...

I started another batch today with TreeTop juice & "Imperial Brown Sugar" from CostCo and got an OG of 1.078 @ 72 oF, so I guess it's the juice/sugar. The solution is definitely *darker* than the...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-25-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By drux_tx
EdWort's Apfelwein and Original Gravity Q's

I started my second batch of Apfelwein today, and again, only got a starting gravity of 1.061. I had originally thought it was because I didn't give the carboy a good shake before taking the sample...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-24-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By drux_tx
i must totally be an impatient person. i...

i must totally be an impatient person.

i just bottled my first batch of apfelwein today. the final gravity was 1.010, so i know it's not 100% done, but figured that's okay -- i just didn't prime...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-11-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,946
Posted By drux_tx
Ditto! I'm already doing my planning. I've got...

Ditto! I'm already doing my planning. I've got clay for soil, so I'm planning on doing planters, but after seeing the "Dirty Jobs" episode, I'm going to have to think through this. It seems we can...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,762
Posted By drux_tx
Recipe "debugging": Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Ok, so I just cracked open one of my chocolate oatmeal stouts, and it's initially a little disappointing... Over time, I think the chocolate "nose" will develop, but it doesn't really have the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-23-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 690
Posted By drux_tx
Critique Request - Millenium Hops?

So, I'd like to try to develop a cheaper version of this batch that I'm drinking. My goal is to develop a recipe that results in a good session all-purpose ale, suitable for pretty much anything.
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By drux_tx
Strangely enough, I haven't had a problem, though...

Strangely enough, I haven't had a problem, though you're now making me nervous. :)

My average temp in the house is around 76-78 oF, I've pitched at 79-81 oF on two batches, one of which I'm...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-17-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By drux_tx
Aha! And, so I see. Yah, the soil I have...

Aha! And, so I see.

Yah, the soil I have here is that nasty-nasty-nasty clay, so my garden is all up in boxes. I'll just construct me a nice little planter this winter and be ready for my new...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-17-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,391
Posted By drux_tx
Huh, since the acquisition apparently went...

Huh, since the acquisition apparently went through in the mid-90's, I guess all I've had is the Heineken-bought stuff. I never said it was the most wonderful beer in the world, but I have a lot of...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-16-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,302
Posted By drux_tx
Pretty pictures in that thar PDF. Thanks! :) ...

Pretty pictures in that thar PDF. Thanks! :)

I'm so torn between doing Fuggles or Cascades.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-16-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By drux_tx
My first few batches here were based off of...

My first few batches here were based off of Coopers Kits. I did the Real Ale, the Bavarian Lager, the Bitter, and the Dark Ale.

In all cases, I ended up using the same method. The results were...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,391
Posted By drux_tx
They must have restocked since I was there on...

They must have restocked since I was there on Tuesday -- they didn't have any Baltika in stock. You're absolutely right regarding the help, though. The section manager is good, but my wife had asked...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,391
Posted By drux_tx
I didn't see them last time I was there (this...

I didn't see them last time I was there (this past week). I had been in contact with their purchaser in the past to get them to carry it. I stared at their selection for a good 15 minutes as I...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By drux_tx
I keep hearing that Cascades do well here -- how...

I keep hearing that Cascades do well here -- how large of a plot did you have to get 4 oz?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-16-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,391
Posted By drux_tx
Anybody have a good Polish Beer / Zywiec Clone?

Even though BeerAdvocate rates Zywiec overall a C+ beer, I'm really fond of the certain mouthfeel of it (and other Polish lagers). I used to drink it fairly often when I lived in Chicago, but down...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-11-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By drux_tx
Drux's Special Bitter - Please Critique

This is my second "from a recipe" batch -- *very* loosely based off of an "Old Speckled Hen" clone based off of what my HBS had in stock, I was going for a traditional "English Bitter" style ale and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-06-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By drux_tx
Bookmarked - thanks!

Bookmarked - thanks!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-06-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By drux_tx
Ha! Good suggestion. Thanks! So, what... 4 oz....

Ha! Good suggestion. Thanks! So, what... 4 oz. cocoa powder tossed in with the grains for the steep? I would think that would get the flavor into the mix during the sparge. I'd like for it to end up...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-06-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By drux_tx
Chocolate Oatmeal Stout suggestions/help?

Relative recipe newbie here -- I'd done kits up to about a month ago and have since seen the light -- working with extract/specialty-grain recipes currently until I get the hang of it.

I'm about...
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