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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-01-2011, 12:55 PM
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Posted By jevchance
In it to win it

In it to win it
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-06-2010, 08:51 PM
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Posted By jevchance
username: jevchance Thanks for the...

username: jevchance

Thanks for the opportunity!
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-19-2010, 01:01 AM
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Jevchance on CityProfile.

Jevchance on CityProfile.
Forum: Introductions 08-22-2010, 01:41 AM
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Posted By jevchance
Will do. Tell him to put in some windows! lol

Will do. Tell him to put in some windows! lol
Forum: Introductions 08-20-2010, 06:53 PM
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Posted By jevchance
Heh I haven't even been there yet. :) Glad to...

Heh I haven't even been there yet. :) Glad to hear its good, maybe I'll check it out this weekend.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-15-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jevchance
Yes it did work! We have carboation, and no...

Yes it did work! We have carboation, and no bottle bombs as of yet, however I have a different problem.

The product is giving off a sulfury aftertaste. Not sure why, but I'm hoping it will settle...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-17-2009, 12:25 AM
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Posted By jevchance
Update: I bottled 5 of my 10 gallons...

Update:

I bottled 5 of my 10 gallons tonight. Here's the information I went with (hoping I didn't make bottle bombs).

I used JLem's calculations above, but decided to go with 3 pints instead of...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-03-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By jevchance
Conversely, I make my own root beer in brown...

Conversely, I make my own root beer in brown bottles, and never have any residual smells or flavors. For me the key is to rinse them thoroughly immediately after emptying them.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,440
Posted By jevchance
3.6 oz of dextrose is by weight. Typically you...

3.6 oz of dextrose is by weight. Typically you pour the measured dextrose into a bottling bucket or primary (carboy works, but is less convenient) and rack the wort onto the dextrose. Sometimes this...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,440
Posted By jevchance
Excellent reply, thanks very much. I will give...

Excellent reply, thanks very much. I will give this a try!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By jevchance
Its a cheap investment for peace of mind. It pays...

Its a cheap investment for peace of mind. It pays for itself the first time you don't ruin a batch. :fro:

I know from first hand experience (unfortunately) that if your dishwasher is hot enough to...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2009, 01:23 PM
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Posted By jevchance
A related story... I live within a mile of a...

A related story...

I live within a mile of a large regional juice manufacturer.

Consequently, there are a number of people nearby where I live that sell plastic 55 gallon drums out of their...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By jevchance
Proper sanitation drastically reduces your...

Proper sanitation drastically reduces your chances of a bad batch. I don't see a problem using the store jug as a primary, but I'd highly recommend a bung and airlock. The plastic wrap method works...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-30-2009, 06:54 PM
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Posted By jevchance
Worth trying. I predict only good can come of...

Worth trying. I predict only good can come of this. Please post results!
Forum: Cider Forum 10-30-2009, 06:52 PM
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Posted By jevchance
Best avoided by topping up your carboy, and...

Best avoided by topping up your carboy, and avoiding jarring the liquid in any way.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-30-2009, 06:49 PM
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Posted By jevchance
I would wait at least 4 days before repitching....

I would wait at least 4 days before repitching. And that's 4 days after you reached room temperature.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-30-2009, 06:46 PM
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Posted By jevchance
QFT. As long as the yeast can take off and...

QFT. As long as the yeast can take off and produce before the bacteria you will be just fine.

If the bacteria wins, you'll know it. It won't kill you, but you'll wish you were dead if you taste...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-30-2009, 06:39 PM
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Posted By jevchance
Definitely yes. Search the forums for...

Definitely yes. Search the forums for 'Apfelwein'. Its pretty popular around here.

Essentially apple juice is fine as long as it only contains juice, water, and ascorbic acid.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-30-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,440
Posted By jevchance
10 Gallons: Bottle Conditioning with Cider?

Hey all!

I have 10 gallons of cider in secondaries. Here's proof:
http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/jevchance/IMG_0241.jpg

Its my first time doing cider, so I'm starting to look at my...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-30-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By jevchance
How about a gallon of apple cider?

How about a gallon of apple cider?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,493
Posted By jevchance
Apparently the first ban didnt work on him. :) ...

Apparently the first ban didnt work on him. :)

These forums are better off without these kinds of people.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-03-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,493
Posted By jevchance
For the record, I don't rack to a smaller...

For the record, I don't rack to a smaller container. However, I'm very good at losing very little must each time I rack. A racking cane is key.

As far as the sulfite and sorbate, I don't think...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-02-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,493
Posted By jevchance
Here's my experience with wines from scratch. ...

Here's my experience with wines from scratch.

1) They take forever to mature. Most of my wines are drinkable at 1 year, and hit their stride at 2 years. My dandelion wine took 3 years. No joke.
...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-02-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By jevchance
1 Month+ Secondary Fermentation?

Hey all,

I have a batch of blueberry-raisin wine going right now that is very curious to me.

I messed up my original recipe but not crushing or slicing my blueberries before pitching (the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-02-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,911
Posted By jevchance
I have a bottle of spicy jalapeno wine at home....

I have a bottle of spicy jalapeno wine at home. These types of wines are great for cooking.

The recipe you posted is a drinking wine. The sugar and raisins are going to produce a full-bodied dry...
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