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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By podz
Powder dissolves easier into cold water than it...

Powder dissolves easier into cold water than it does into hot water - it clumps up in hot water and makes a big, tall foam when you stir it enough to dissolve it.

You can do it either way.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-24-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By podz
You can not be above 1.020 without sweetness, in...

You can not be above 1.020 without sweetness, in fact 1.026 is still very sweet - roughly equivalent to Coca-Cola level sweetness. Either your reading is off or your taste buds are defective. Ask...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By podz
Even if you did hit 1.010, with a starting...

Even if you did hit 1.010, with a starting gravity of 1.037 you would only have 3.5% ABV beer. As it stands, you only have about 2.5% ABV.

If I were you, I'd chalk this first one up to experience...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By podz
I made the same recipe several times and it...

I made the same recipe several times and it always finished at 1.014. The results are consistent. Seems pretty simple to me and I am not that experienced, but fg has been the same each time with the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By podz
Yeah, I definitely wouldn't try it with glass...

Yeah, I definitely wouldn't try it with glass bottles but using this method for 2 batches in PET bottles has worked perfectly for me. No flats and no gushers out of 20 x 1 litre bottles each batch....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By podz
For my past few batches, I didn't prime at all -...

For my past few batches, I didn't prime at all - just bottled 1 point high at 1.015 (target fg was 1.014) and put them in a 28c room. Some carbed in 1-2 days, all in less than a week. I use PET...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By podz
how are you taking gravity readings? i spigot...

how are you taking gravity readings? i spigot some beer into a 100ml measuring cylinder and then put the hydrometer in. at that point i need to wait at least half an hour for the carbonation /...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By podz
I have found the yeast that comes with the...

I have found the yeast that comes with the Cooper's Stout kit to be of exceptional high quality, better than US-05 in my comparisons. Also, the Cooper's kits sell so fast that they never grow old on...
Forum: Specialty Beer 12-04-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,006
Posted By podz
My wife uses the bread yeast I posted above when...

My wife uses the bread yeast I posted above when she makes sima. That is the "traditional" Finnish bread yeast. It starts fermentation within 24 hours, just like any other yeast.

Here in Finland,...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-26-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By podz
Sure, it helps the starter build faster.

Sure, it helps the starter build faster.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-26-2013, 08:33 AM
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Posted By podz
Yeast doesn't ferment the juice slowly unless the...

Yeast doesn't ferment the juice slowly unless the juice is missing nutrients. Plain old apple juice is missing nutrients - add some DAP and it will ferment dry in a week. Of course, DAP isn't part of...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-26-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By podz
Out of all my batches if cider, I've only...

Out of all my batches if cider, I've only experienced the sulfur smell once when the temp was 23-24 celcius in my basement (during the height of summer). Even then, it wasn't very noticeable. It...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By podz
I probably overdid it, but I think I used like at...

I probably overdid it, but I think I used like at least 50 grams.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By podz
I cracked the problem: DAP.

I cracked the problem: DAP.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By podz
I cracked it: the nutrient is the secret. ...

I cracked it: the nutrient is the secret.

Big yeast starter doesn't help, hydration doesn't help, temperature doesn't help, oxygenation doesn't help, ale vs champagne yeast doesn't help. I've...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-23-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By podz
Beans are great, but I cannot imagine chili...

Beans are great, but I cannot imagine chili without a can of these inside:

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/63/97/00/0007639700407_500X500.jpg
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By podz
If I am using Champagne yeast that can tolerate...

If I am using Champagne yeast that can tolerate 17% ABV and I only ferment up to 8% ABV, shouldn't the yeast cake be "unstressed"?

Probably I am going to start my next batch in the pail where I...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By podz
Here we have it: ...

Here we have it:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/faster-finishing-cider-443425/#post5676754
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By podz
The point of confusion here is this: ...

The point of confusion here is this:

"Apfelwein" is not equal to the English language "Apple Wine", even though that's literally what it means in German. Apfelwein means cider and that's all it...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By podz
That's the kind of finish I'm looking for, thanks...

That's the kind of finish I'm looking for, thanks for confirmation that it works.

I don't aerate the cider at all, other than pouring it through a funnel into the demijohn. How did you aerate? By...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By podz
I'm interested to hear how it goes as well. I...

I'm interested to hear how it goes as well. I want 1 week turnaround time in my cider, just I get with my stout. Hell, I'm even tempted to try some coopers ale yeast in my cider next time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-19-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 51
Poll: ALE or LAGER
Views: 2,284
Posted By podz
Give me an unfiltered helles or a pils that knows...

Give me an unfiltered helles or a pils that knows how to hold a head and I'll prefer those any day of the week over any ale. I do have a cellar, but the temperature there only stays in the single...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By podz
It's Apfelwein, not Apfelwine, and BJCP doesn't...

It's Apfelwein, not Apfelwine, and BJCP doesn't get to redefine what Apfelwein means just because Edwort posted a recipe here in 2007. That would be akin to me posting a recipe in China redefining...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-19-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 255,205
Posted By podz
Make it two weeks before you want it.

Make it two weeks before you want it.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-19-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By podz
Whatever, it's a 7 gram pack, it produces a wine...

Whatever, it's a 7 gram pack, it produces a wine that tastes fine to everybody I gave it to, and it's beside the main point of this thread. The point is that if my stout can finish in 4 days, then so...
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