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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-31-2012, 03:04 AM
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Posted By swarfrat
Thanks for the suggestion - tried it and liked...

Thanks for the suggestion - tried it and liked it. Perhaps even better than Red Oak, but it's been a while since i had one.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-30-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By swarfrat
I'm not really a beer fan (joined while trying to...

I'm not really a beer fan (joined while trying to make cider), but Red Oak is about the only beer I've ever tried that I really liked. I'm just a stones throw away now, and even a couple towns over...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-27-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,941
Posted By swarfrat
Never made it myself, but maaaaan I love...

Never made it myself, but maaaaan I love Blackberry wine. Stuff is dangerous, sweet, blackberry and almost no alcohol bite to the stuff I tried. (Duplin - it's 100% blackberry, not blackberry...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-20-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By swarfrat
Saw another thread mention elevated fermentation...

Saw another thread mention elevated fermentation temps were connected with esthers & fruity flavor (in beer, not desirable). What about fermenting cider warm? Any experience with that?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By swarfrat
I live in a farming community. That looks too...

I live in a farming community. That looks too much like real work for a hobby.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-15-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By swarfrat
Sparge? whats this? I'm not set up for making...

Sparge? whats this? I'm not set up for making beer. Graff will have to wait until I can spend money on equipment I guess.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-14-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By swarfrat
Cider First taste.... not bad (white wine flavor)

Ok - tomorrow is another trip to the homebrew store for an autosiphon. Tried to be delicate but just made a mess. If it doesn't get infected it will be because of the yeasts and not from my fault....
Forum: Cider Forum 08-13-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By swarfrat
Does it need to be in a pentagram or will a...

Does it need to be in a pentagram or will a circle do?
Forum: Cider Forum 08-13-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By swarfrat
The chalk line sounds almost like vodoo, but it...

The chalk line sounds almost like vodoo, but it does make sense. The bring back baits work wonders too. Kills the whole colony.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-12-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By swarfrat
Hurrah! Hurrah!

Hurrah! Hurrah!
Forum: Cider Forum 08-12-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By swarfrat
I didn't take an inital reading, and it's a small...

I didn't take an inital reading, and it's a small batch (3/4 gallon) so I've been trying not to mess with it too much now that I do have a hydrometer.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-12-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By swarfrat
Can 1118 get stuck?

My first batch of Juice (no preservatives), brown sugar, and 1118 has shown no activity for 3-4 days now. It's settling out, and it's only been 1.5 weeks. I know 1118 is a quick fermenter, and its...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-07-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By swarfrat
I ran into a similar problem stemming from...

I ran into a similar problem stemming from utternoobness. The hydrometer is quite long. Do I need to decant a sample into a graduated cylinder (need to get one) or just put the hydro in the jug?...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By swarfrat
Nother noob here, doing cider not beer. But... ...

Nother noob here, doing cider not beer. But...

What about trying to tell if its done? I didn't discover HBT or buy a hydro until after the weebeasties started partying.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-03-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,473
Posted By swarfrat
I guess I was more asking than saying. I was just...

I guess I was more asking than saying. I was just afraid of getting an apple flavored beer rather than cider.
Forum: Cider Forum 08-01-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,473
Posted By swarfrat
New guy here.. Graff sounds appealing, of course...

New guy here.. Graff sounds appealing, of course I found it after my first batch of juice/sugar/champagne yeast first started bubbling last night. But... I don't like beer. I've tried. Just do not...
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