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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2013, 07:53 PM
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Posted By jongrill
Long story short. Maybe I needed to do a little...

Long story short. Maybe I needed to do a little more research before making this!


In hoping this is the case and I don't have infected cider!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By jongrill
Well if that is the case I'm pretty upset because...

Well if that is the case I'm pretty upset because I asked my LHBS to recommend a yeast that wouldn't do that. I wanted a sweeter cider!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By jongrill
Honestly, I wouldn't know! This is my first...

Honestly, I wouldn't know! This is my first cider. It tastes like sour beers I have had... That's why I feel like it was infected.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By jongrill
Most importantly. I want to know if it is safe to...

Most importantly. I want to know if it is safe to consume!
Forum: Cider Forum 12-15-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By jongrill
So I listed bottled the cider.... It was SOUR!...

So I listed bottled the cider.... It was SOUR! Like sour beer sour!


Good thing I like sours.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By jongrill
Infected Cider. Sour... But good... A few questions

I just finished bottling a apple cider that was a happy accident. It is definitely infected but came out tasting like a good sour beer!

I didn't even know it was infected in the fermenter. There...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-28-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By jongrill
Guys.... Thanks for the input...I've been away...

Guys.... Thanks for the input...I've been away for a few days! After the holiday ill update you on the first batch I did!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-24-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By jongrill
First cider with store bought juice...a few questions!

I've been out of brewing for a few months.... Troubles of a band director.


I would like to make a cider today but I have a few questions.

What kind of store bought juice am I looking for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By jongrill
Just did my first batch of bottles with oxyclean...

Just did my first batch of bottles with oxyclean last night and used them to bottle today! It was so easy!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By jongrill
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By jongrill
No more ice baths! I bought chiller! Cleaning questions.

I just bought an immersion chiller and wanted to know how you all clean the copper when you use the device... Is there a certain way to clean it?

Stupid question?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-26-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By jongrill
I do make a lot of beers with fruit additions....

I do make a lot of beers with fruit additions. That's why I am stuck for ideas...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By jongrill
I don't reuse yeast so this might be an option id...

I don't reuse yeast so this might be an option id like to try.


I think I'm going to go with plain better bottles. The racking/spigot unit seems cool but to me that's one more thing I need to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By jongrill
So you're all saying you throw additions right...

So you're all saying you throw additions right into the primary?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By jongrill
If I'm doing two gallon batches wouldn't stow...

If I'm doing two gallon batches wouldn't stow gallon bucket be perfect for secondary's if needed? No headspace!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-25-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By jongrill
I been away for a few weeks. This is what I plan...

I been away for a few weeks. This is what I plan I doing:

Two gallon batches:

3-5 gallon pot for brewing

Three gallon better bottle (with or without spigot)for fermentation

Reuse my two...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-12-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jongrill
I buy my ingredients local. Bought the vial and...

I buy my ingredients local. Bought the vial and was given an ice pack for the 10 minute journey home.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-12-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jongrill
Finally had a chance to open my...

Finally had a chance to open my fermenter(bucket). No stall... There was krausen. I suppose I under pitched! I'm just going to let it do its thing for a few weeks!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jongrill
Oh! I've never made a started before!

Oh! I've never made a started before!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-11-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jongrill
Checked again guys... No fermentation to be had....

Checked again guys... No fermentation to be had. I'm going to pick up another vial of yeast today and pitch tomorrow.


Anything I need to know about repitching?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jongrill
Don't worry...home brew will be had! It is...

Don't worry...home brew will be had!

It is in a bucket so I can't look for krausen. I wont re pitch of I have to until Friday....that would be 5 days.

The recipe was Brooklyn Brew Shop's 1...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jongrill
So here's a question...if it DID stall...what's...

So here's a question...if it DID stall...what's the next step? Pitch again?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jongrill
Definitely shook the vial! I know the yeast was...

Definitely shook the vial! I know the yeast was old but I'm not sure when it was produced.

The waiting game continues!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By jongrill
Lazy Yeast...or the vial wasn't good....you decide!

Yesterday I brewed a one gallon Brooklyn Brew Shop Grapefruit Honey Ale (minus the grapefruit). Brewing went well so I pitched half a vial of White Labs California Ale yeast and put it in the closet....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By jongrill
Maybe I'll just go with glass!

Maybe I'll just go with glass!
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