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Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By cwhill
Now that I've kegged I'll let it age for a few...

Now that I've kegged I'll let it age for a few months. Any idea how long I can keep it kegged? Do I have t do any preserving or anything?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-24-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By cwhill
I actually kept it in my basement which held a...

I actually kept it in my basement which held a steady 65 for the entire fermentation. I typically do my ales there as well without any issues of ester or phenolics. I didn't think that was really an...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-24-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By cwhill
Stinky Cider

Did my first cider a couple weeks ago. I racked to keg when fermentation was complete. Approx. 5 days ago. Used unpasteurized cider and white wine yeast. When cleaning the carboy the smell of the...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-13-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By cwhill
I can certainly get to Hennessey. That's about an...

I can certainly get to Hennessey. That's about an hour drive maybe a bit less. We have a home brew shop up here too, EBI. They closed the shop for awhile the NYSLA (Liquor A$$holes) said they...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By cwhill
I think I like the champagne yeast as I tend to...

I think I like the champagne yeast as I tend to prefer the drier less sweet ciders. If I'm correct the champagne yeast yields that type generally? As far as using the safale 04 doesn't the ABV get...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By cwhill
Awesome...Thanks for the great feedback. I'll get...

Awesome...Thanks for the great feedback. I'll get a few pounds of the corn sugar from the brew shop. I assume dextrose is fine as usual? Should I dilute it in water to liquify it it. Hot water that...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-12-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By cwhill
NY Brewer and First time Cider

Greetings from Upper, NY. We are getting ready to enter the great apple seaon up here before the cold winter settles in. I have many all grain beer brews under my belt and have lots of equipment not...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-18-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,753
Posted By cwhill
bmckee, By chance do you have any photos of that...

bmckee, By chance do you have any photos of that setup. I was considering a similar approach and am searching for ideas. No need to reinvent the wheel if someone else has good results. :)
My only...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-02-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By cwhill
The valve will usually open a bit easier after it...

The valve will usually open a bit easier after it is warmed by the hot mash water as well as over time with use.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By cwhill
What about false bottoms in these kettles? Do you...

What about false bottoms in these kettles? Do you have good luck using them to leave behind the "junk" after boiling? I know obviously some protein and hop stuff is good for yeast food but I'd...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-01-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By cwhill
New Brew Kettle selection help

Greetings and happy New Year everyone. Let's hope for a healthy and wealthy brewing year! :mug:
I have some $$ to spend and I am looking to replace my boil kettle. I would like to buy a stainless...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-30-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By cwhill
Yeah but that's like havin a really hot GF and...

Yeah but that's like havin a really hot GF and sayin "just go buy a hooker!.." :tank:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,174
Posted By cwhill
I get away with one cooler and one pot. You just...

I get away with one cooler and one pot. You just have to keep things moving along but no problems so far. pretty simple. My runnings go into a brew bucket while my sparge water is still on the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By cwhill
They're tired and drunk...So they're resting! ...

They're tired and drunk...So they're resting! :drunk:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,035
Posted By cwhill
+1 on HR =15432.3584*0.62*10^-5*0.01*Relative...

+1 on HR =15432.3584*0.62*10^-5*0.01*Relative Humidity*(610.78*EXP(17.2694*((Degrees Fahrenheit-32)/1.8)/(((Degrees Fahrenheit-32)/1.8)+238.3))/2.2046) except I would use f(x)=22/7 - radical 2 for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By cwhill
Most of the grain crusher specs say to run them...

Most of the grain crusher specs say to run them near 300 RPMs. Many drills corded and cordless spin at around 300 RPM in the higher gear setting and around half that (150 RPM) at the lower gear...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,926
Posted By cwhill
Yeah I figured he meant CO2. But if I had that I...

Yeah I figured he meant CO2. But if I had that I would bbe kegging and not bottling. Although I know you can prime a keg. Anyway I did see the corn syrup bottles there with vanilla but the one I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,926
Posted By cwhill
Bummer,....Well OK I'm glad I posted. I guess...

Bummer,....Well OK I'm glad I posted. I guess better to wait and use the right stuff. I ran up to my local grocery store and they didn't have any cirn sugar. All they had was corn syrup. Is that the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-04-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,926
Posted By cwhill
No Priming Sugar!!

I thought I had a bag of priming sugar! I got everything ready to bottle my BM Octoberfast and AHHHHH...!! None to be found. Can I use cane sugar (table sugar) with good/equvalent results?? Should I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-29-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By cwhill
The Barley Crusher...

The Barley Crusher (http://www.barleycrusher.com/) is the way to go!! I love mine. It is rock solid and the customer service is incredible should you have ANY issues at all. Randy is a great guy to...
Forum: General Techniques 09-29-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By cwhill
Have you taken a gravity reading yet? I would...

Have you taken a gravity reading yet? I would certainly do that before pitching more yeast just to find out where you are. Also you should consider making starters with liquid yeast. They preform...
Forum: General Techniques 09-28-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By cwhill
Thanks for the input WBC. I should have added...

Thanks for the input WBC. I should have added that I'm not kegging yet. :( I still bottle. So my normal routine is leave it in primary for 4 weeks and then bottle. Now that I have a keezer I'm trying...
Forum: General Techniques 09-28-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By cwhill
Crash Cooling timing and techniques

I use my keezer to maintain a steady temp for fermentation. After the beer has reached final gravity is it safe to start the crash cool process? Then remove the fermenter from the keezer and just let...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-27-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By cwhill
+1 Here as well. Went to the bucket, cleaned the...

+1 Here as well. Went to the bucket, cleaned the manifold dumped it all back. Sparged with extra hot water. All turned out well. Numbers were spot on. :drunk:
Forum: Stout 09-18-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 53,905
Posted By cwhill
It means at the beginning of the 60 minute boil.

It means at the beginning of the 60 minute boil.
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