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Forum: Mead Forum 03-31-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ArkansasRed
I must have got a bit premature with it. After...

I must have got a bit premature with it. After the second the airlock pop I figured it was done and add a little water to the top. Next time I will just be patient.

I must say i did sip the foam...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-31-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By ArkansasRed
Should I even worry about an airlock at this...

Should I even worry about an airlock at this point with the foam?
Forum: Cider Forum 03-31-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By ArkansasRed
High ABV?

High ABV?
Forum: Mead Forum 03-31-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By ArkansasRed
First batch of mead

I started homebrewing with cider and apfle wein, but this go around I thought I'd try my hand at mead. So I found a recipe Yooper posted for Joe's Ancient Orange. I must say after reading some posts...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-29-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By ArkansasRed
Hmm... So your saying I need to try it again with...

Hmm... So your saying I need to try it again with another batch? Oh darn. Well I guess if it's the only way I'll learn. :D
Forum: Cider Forum 03-29-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By ArkansasRed
Sorry, it really wasn't a question so much as...

Sorry, it really wasn't a question so much as posting an experience with commercial yeast nutrient. I have heard some people use it with no problem, and I have heard some not using it. Those that...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-29-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By ArkansasRed
Yeast nurtient

Not sure I'll be using commercial yeast nutrient in anything smaller than 5 gallons. Long story short I have a lot of cleaning to do and some hardcore JP8 cider to dilute.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-26-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By ArkansasRed
Yeah my wife suggested I put the brew bucket in...

Yeah my wife suggested I put the brew bucket in the pantry. Keep it safe from the cats she said... Then she opened the door to the after a couple of days... :-D
Forum: Cider Forum 03-26-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By ArkansasRed
My second batch wasn't bad... I'm not thrilled...

My second batch wasn't bad... I'm not thrilled with the results, but I need to figure out what went wrong. In theory the second batch should been a reproduction of my first batch, but in a 5...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By ArkansasRed
Yeah, I have to remind myself that I dumped the...

Yeah, I have to remind myself that I dumped the whole yeast packet in gallon jugs and a packet in the 5 gallon bucket, but there's more head room in the bucket. There is airlock activity in the 5...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By ArkansasRed
Running a second and third batch simultaneously....

Running a second and third batch simultaneously. Going to see how well things work out with an ale yeast this time.

:mug:
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By ArkansasRed
Second project

Well I am about a week into my second project. I am trying my hand at a 5 gallon batch of the previous recipe. As a side note, I found bottling and letting it age for another week or so did wonders...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-16-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
Yeah I think that might be in my best interest....

Yeah I think that might be in my best interest. On a positive note she said I should buy an extra airlock and continue one gallon experimentations in brewing.

Marriage is about communication and...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-15-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
Well after three glasses I am kind of digging...

Well after three glasses I am kind of digging this brew. The wife wants me to brew another batch like it.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-14-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
I guess my problem is premature defermentation....

I guess my problem is premature defermentation. :o

Yeah I thought about that, but after a night to think about it, I wonder if it would have gotten a bit higher ABV and then a game of back...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-14-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
Well I went for it. I just pulled the airlock and...

Well I went for it. I just pulled the airlock and did a test with the hydrometer. With a little help from the calculator on here I should have 6.8% hard cider. As for taste (mind you this was from...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-14-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
Airlock is showing about 48 bubbles per minute. ...

Airlock is showing about 48 bubbles per minute. I think it might be time to think about getting a jug ready for my cider.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-12-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
Yeah I already have plans for the 5 gallon brew...

Yeah I already have plans for the 5 gallon brew bucket I got from my local HBS. The first gallon was really a "self test" to see if I could do it. About the second day of fermentation a strange thing...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
Once you're done fermenting are you doing a...

Once you're done fermenting are you doing a second stage, or back sweetening any?
Forum: Cider Forum 03-10-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
Well she's brewing just fine. I've noticed a...

Well she's brewing just fine. I've noticed a slight reduction in my jug. I also noticed it has a unique smell at this point.

I guess I need to read up on finishing the process.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-08-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
Aww shucks! Guess I need to cancel that contract...

Aww shucks! Guess I need to cancel that contract to the Air Force then. :D

I was looking to an English style cider. Crisp and dry, but with a little more "kick" than a Strongbow. I'm not a big...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-07-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By ArkansasRed
First batch and I have mixed feelings on the results

Howdy all,

I am starting my hand at home brewing and figured a cider would be a good start. I got a simple recipe and have mixed feelings about the results. Mind you I might not reading my...
Forum: Introductions 03-07-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9
Posted By ArkansasRed
Howdy from Dallas

Howdy! First time poster, long time troller. I just recently bottle a small brew kit and started my first cider. Will see how it goes. :ban:
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