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Forum: Cider Forum 10-23-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By OdinOneEye
I really wouldn't go with this method. You want...

I really wouldn't go with this method. You want the yeast DEAD, not dormant.
I've heard that some brewers will cheat using these fizzy tablets- they'll ferment out till their brew is dry and...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-17-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By OdinOneEye
I salute you, sir! Your noble sacrifice to the...

I salute you, sir! Your noble sacrifice to the interests of science is an inspiration to us all!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-09-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By OdinOneEye
R0xx0rz. Thanks

R0xx0rz.
Thanks
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-09-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By OdinOneEye
Iodine solution

I've read somewhere that iodine solution makes for a good no-rinse sanitizer. Can anyone give me any more info on this, or if there's some iodine-based product out there?
Forum: Mead Forum 10-02-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By OdinOneEye
If you've got a Whole Foods or something like...

If you've got a Whole Foods or something like that, they might have what you're looking for
Forum: Mead Forum 10-01-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By OdinOneEye
Mmmm.... I'd stick with nonsweetened chocolate...

Mmmm....
I'd stick with nonsweetened chocolate at first
Forum: Mead Forum 10-01-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,124
Posted By OdinOneEye
Nutrient is fairly necessary, since honey is...

Nutrient is fairly necessary, since honey is pretty much just pure sugar and has very few other naturally occurring nutrients anyway. It'll start your brew faster and your yeast will ferment...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By OdinOneEye
Chocolate mead

Found this in Got Mead?

1.3 gallons (16lbs) GloryBee Wildflower Honey
10oz Ghirardelli's unsweetened cocoa powder.
4 gallons of bottled spring water
Lalvin D254 (Rehydrated in goferm) I...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By OdinOneEye
Sooooo... nobody knows what a good complimentary...

Sooooo... nobody knows what a good complimentary herb/spice to mint would be? Speak up, lurkers
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By OdinOneEye
You can use a fining agent like isinglass or...

You can use a fining agent like isinglass or Irish moss- that's the most preferable way.
Worst case scenario, you may have to filter it, but make that your last option.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-30-2007, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By OdinOneEye
mint methyglyn

I'm thinking about making a simple mint methyglyn
-3 lb. honey
-1 cup mint that's been infused
-small handful of raisins
-1 gallon of water
-1 tsp citric acid
-1 tsp yeast nutrient
-K1-1116...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-30-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,137
Posted By OdinOneEye
Well... he could get some of those wine-in-a-box...

Well... he could get some of those wine-in-a-box bags- those are cheap, hold about a gallon and keep oxygen out of wine...
I know, I know- I'm feeding the idiot
Forum: Cider Forum 09-29-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By OdinOneEye
Explain this "Black Rock Cider." What'd you put...

Explain this "Black Rock Cider."
What'd you put in it?
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By OdinOneEye
You got it, buddy. Get yer cider, get your...

You got it, buddy.
Get yer cider, get your yeast, get your nutrient, mebbe a little sugar and you're good to go.
Have fun!
Forum: Cider Forum 09-27-2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By OdinOneEye
If you're just starting out with cider, try to...

If you're just starting out with cider, try to find some pressed cider without any preservatives in it. It'll be a lot easier, a lot cheaper, a lot lighter and you'll get a better head for basic...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-26-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By OdinOneEye
If you have any orchards in the area, hit them...

If you have any orchards in the area, hit them up. If there are any natural food stores, Whole Foods should have some cider that doesn't have any preservatives in it.
Forum: Cider Forum 09-26-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By OdinOneEye
That's ok- we wouldn't expect any less from...

That's ok- we wouldn't expect any less from George W ;)
Joking
But on a serious note- you want to add oxygen to your liquor at the beginning so the yeasties can begin their hot orgy and poopfest. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-19-2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By OdinOneEye
If I were you, use a wine or mead yeast. Bread...

If I were you, use a wine or mead yeast. Bread yeasts are teh suxx0rz.
Forum: Cider Forum 09-19-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By OdinOneEye
*Brown sugar! How come you taste so goooooood?* ...

*Brown sugar! How come you taste so goooooood?*
I'm going to have to try this when I get back home...
Grrrr... impatient!
Forum: Cider Forum 09-18-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 139,364
Posted By OdinOneEye
Newell456 Why make apple jack when we can get...

Newell456
Why make apple jack when we can get cheap apple brandy from the store?
Why brew cider when we can buy Woodchuck at the store?
Forum: Cider Forum 09-18-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 139,364
Posted By OdinOneEye
This may be slightly off topic, but not really ...

This may be slightly off topic, but not really
I've had this on again/off again discussion with my dad regarding vodka/everclear/what have you- would it be illegal to distill the excess water from...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-18-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,680
Posted By OdinOneEye
I didn't necessarily use your brand of cider, but...

I didn't necessarily use your brand of cider, but yeah I did have some heavy kreusening from time to time. That's nothing to worry about.
It might go a little slower than normal, but from what...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-16-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By OdinOneEye
seconding the bottle bombs. Bulk aging in...

seconding the bottle bombs.

Bulk aging in your secondary, tertiary, etc. will also give you a much more uniform flavor with your mead when you do eventually bottle. You'll also reduce the amount...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-16-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By OdinOneEye
I've had some issues with delayed starts. ...

I've had some issues with delayed starts. Sometimes it helps to shake it up a bit, aerate it some. Just give it a little more time- it'll eventually take off.

Edit

Though, actually, for...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-15-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By OdinOneEye
I can't, but I noticed in the link you posted, in...

I can't, but I noticed in the link you posted, in the "About Making Cider" section, it mentioned the cider fermenting as if that was a bad thing.
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