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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-30-2013, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Croft
25ltrs of Ginger Champagne.... got a few more...

25ltrs of Ginger Champagne.... got a few more months to go. Joke is I have just tossed my Ginger Beer plant after making it solidly for 2 years, got tired of taking it on holiday with us. My...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-06-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Croft
Finally 9 months after bottling it is now getting...

Finally 9 months after bottling it is now getting drinkable, the bitter taste - never using Granny Smiths EVER again - has finally gone and it is starting to mellow out. Thank goodness. Just tipped...
Forum: General Techniques 11-30-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,677
Posted By Croft
You are going to have to encourage your wife to...

You are going to have to encourage your wife to find a brew SHE enjoys!... Personally - being the wife that brews :) - clean as you go and I agree with the guys who said start earlier. I wouldn't...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-30-2012, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Croft
I've just finished my first 'rack' of my first...

I've just finished my first 'rack' of my first mead and I know I have to put it away so it can be as undisturbed as possible, but currently it is glowing a rich gold on the window sill. I keep...
Forum: Mead 10-08-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,267
Posted By Croft
I made some rose hip jelly a while back - long...

I made some rose hip jelly a while back - long laborious process best not done again - how do you think this would work in your recipe. Bearing in mind it was made with sugar & is concentrated...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-08-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Croft
using my banned brewing equipment has resulted in...

using my banned brewing equipment has resulted in 5ltrs of rocket fuel. I've got to figure out how to smooth it out. It's proof is a bit iffy but it didn't freeze so it must be reasonable. I've...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-16-2012, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Croft
OK that may explain why I have been having some...

OK that may explain why I have been having some problems. I have glass carboys and will use these next year for the new brew. Can't do it this year as I've already bottled. Good to know. Thank...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-11-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Croft
I had a similar problem with my pear cider but as...

I had a similar problem with my pear cider but as one of the posts said it eventually got a little more peary (sp?) with age. My problem was the huge amount of sediment I had in the bottom of the...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-02-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Croft
Thanks for that, yes I think I'll just forget...

Thanks for that, yes I think I'll just forget about it for another month and by then it may have thought about itself enough. Fingers crossed.
Next time I will use more sugar. 4th time lucky. ...
Forum: Cider 08-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Croft
I have basically had three 26ltr (7 gallon)...

I have basically had three 26ltr (7 gallon) barrells of apple juice, added a sachet of yeast per barrell and 500gr - 1kg of sugar per barrell.... then I just let it brew until it stopped burbling. ...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-01-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Croft
Re-brewing Cider

I bottled my cider in May and now about 2 months after bottling I am starting to drink it ..... The flavour isn't bad, just a tad yeasty... (vastly better than my previous efforts). I am wondering...
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