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Forum: Cider Forum 05-23-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Edcculus
Its really whatever your personal preference is....

Its really whatever your personal preference is. I like mine a little bit more carbonated than beer as well.
Forum: Cider Forum 05-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Edcculus
How about a shot or two of Fireball whiskey, or...

How about a shot or two of Fireball whiskey, or similarly flavored cinnamon liquor.
Forum: Cider Forum 05-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Edcculus
now did you measure this before or after...

now did you measure this before or after fermentation. I'm referring to the juice before fermentation. Things will obviously change after fermentation, but I don't know if there are any pH or acidity...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-23-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Edcculus
That is your total acid. You need to look at...

That is your total acid. You need to look at that, and pH.

You are generally looking for 0.3-0.5% total acid, and a pH of around 3.2-3.8

You can read more here...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Edcculus
This is also an awesome resource for culitvars....

This is also an awesome resource for culitvars. He's based in the UK, so some of the information may be based on their climate etc.

http://www.cider.org.uk/frameset.htm

I did research a while...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 05-03-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,248
Posted By Edcculus
I have one that I made a few years back. May not...

I have one that I made a few years back. May not be the one you remember seeing. I'll dig it off of my old hard drive this weekend for you though.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-05-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Edcculus
Ah, thanks for pointing that out. I didn't read...

Ah, thanks for pointing that out. I didn't read the link before I posted and was going off of memory. Learn something new every day
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-04-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Edcculus
The short answer is that you can expect a very...

The short answer is that you can expect a very similar result from mashing crystal malts as steeping them. Crystal malts have undergone a different malting process in that 1 - they have no or very...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-20-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Edcculus
If anything, I think maybe 8C would be...

If anything, I think maybe 8C would be appropriate (Extra Special/Strong Bitter), although at 4.1% you could probably swing 8B.

I've never had the beer, but everything seems pretty OK for that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Edcculus
Thats why I'm tying to squeeze in a few before it...

Thats why I'm tying to squeeze in a few before it is born! I'll probably stick to ciders for a while when it is a newborn.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Edcculus
So now you are a nobody unless you have over 10k...

So now you are a nobody unless you have over 10k posts :D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-17-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Edcculus
Good lord its been a while

With moving to a new town, working more hours and buying a house last year, its been a good while since I've brewed. I'm probably in a 1 year slump at this point. My wife is pregnant and due at the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-21-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Edcculus
I think Nook is about to come out with a version...

I think Nook is about to come out with a version that has a light built in. Its not back lit, but has a small LED light that shines down from the top to light up the screen.
...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-15-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By Edcculus
I'd LOVE to work 4 10s. The only problem is that...

I'd LOVE to work 4 10s. The only problem is that I work 5 12s, plus being on call 24/7. The overtime is nice, but I'd love to only work 40 hours a week...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-08-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Edcculus
I've never been to any of those countries, but...

I've never been to any of those countries, but none are exactly known for their beer. I'd honestly stick to Wine and local specialty alcohols. Ouzo in Greece, Limoncello and Grapa in Italy etc
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Edcculus
Blue will make it kind of a dirty bluish-green....

Blue will make it kind of a dirty bluish-green. Green food coloring will make it a nice bright "st patties day" green.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-11-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,785
Posted By Edcculus
Sometimes nothing hits the spot on a hot day like...

Sometimes nothing hits the spot on a hot day like a nice skunked Corona in a bottle with a lime wedge.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-10-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Edcculus
mac or PC? I know PC people hate iTunes on their...

mac or PC? I know PC people hate iTunes on their machines because of the bloatware it installs, but its really easy with that. Just make a playlist with all of the music, put in a DVD, then click...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Edcculus
All Grain? If so, -make sure your calcs are...

All Grain? If so,

-make sure your calcs are down right and have a big enough mash tun.
-its ok to supplement with some extract if you miss your targeted gravity
-make a HUGE starter (use the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-06-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 34,600
Posted By Edcculus
Well, nibs do have fat (cocoa butter), but at...

Well, nibs do have fat (cocoa butter), but at this point, I doubt much is extracted when soaked in the beer since fats are generally not water soluble. If you take some nibs and grind them up in a...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-27-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Edcculus
I'm not really sure I like the use of the...

I'm not really sure I like the use of the Rosewood font in this situation. Maybe just the effect you applied to it. Either way, its a hard font to read, and even harder because of the effect on it....
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-27-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Edcculus
My best advice is to stop using pictures in your...

My best advice is to stop using pictures in your labels. As in picture, I mean an actual contone image of your dog, a train etc. Unless done correctly, a label with this kind of picture just...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-26-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Edcculus
Hard to tell from the pics, but the labels look...

Hard to tell from the pics, but the labels look great too. Do you have any idea if they did them on a digital or conventional flexo press?
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-26-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Edcculus
Edited my post. I had the process wrong. They...

Edited my post. I had the process wrong. They come on a roll, but are not self adhesive.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Edcculus
Here is a quote from the Weizen category under...

Here is a quote from the Weizen category under the BJCP guidelines:


What kind of sour is it? Carbonation sometimes lends a "sourness" (carbonic acid. Wheat malts and weizen yeasts also tend to...
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