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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By Brew_Master
Can you use Green Malt to brew?

Does anyone know if you can use Green Malt to brew or is it compulsory to dry it first. I have been making my own base malt and it would be much easier if I could just malt it and add it to a batch...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-17-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,958
Posted By Brew_Master
Yeah beer yeast isn't good for anything over 8%...

Yeah beer yeast isn't good for anything over 8% ABV, the best mead yeasts are D47 & 71B:tank:
Forum: Mead Forum 04-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Brew_Master
I've fermented D47 at 68-70 with great success.

I've fermented D47 at 68-70 with great success.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-20-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,281
Posted By Brew_Master
Sure water freezes at 32 but that doesn't mean...

Sure water freezes at 32 but that doesn't mean that the water in cider will all magically freeze and then all the liquid left is alcohol, you need to get much colder to get something strong.

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Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-18-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Brew_Master
I doubt that would happen if you degassed first,...

I doubt that would happen if you degassed first, and also dissolve the nutrient in some must before adding, that way you can SNA during fermentation.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-08-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Brew_Master
A little bit of sugar can't hurt that much...

A little bit of sugar can't hurt that much anyway,
You know what they say,
A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away:tank:
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By Brew_Master
Damn I'm so jealous, 85$ for a 53 gallon barrel...

Damn I'm so jealous, 85$ for a 53 gallon barrel is the deal of a lifetime, and it's also infused with the best bourbon in the world.
I too also thought that Jack is bourbon since the only two types...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-05-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Brew_Master
Well that's the point of an AIRLOCK to make the...

Well that's the point of an AIRLOCK to make the fermenter airtight, and yeah I know it can't be as reliable as an SG reading but you have to wait a day or two between readings to tell if activity has...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-05-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Brew_Master
Why do you say "unreliable"?. I always find it a...

Why do you say "unreliable"?. I always find it a great reassurance to see bubbling a few hours after pitching my yeast.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-05-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Brew_Master
Green or brown bottles protect against UV better...

Green or brown bottles protect against UV better than clear ones.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-05-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Brew_Master
If you do it once and you don't get addicted then...

If you do it once and you don't get addicted then there's something wrong with you:tank:
Forum: Mead Forum 03-28-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Brew_Master
I'm still confused about the bananas should they...

I'm still confused about the bananas should they be yellow or really ripe and black, and should I add the boiled water or water+bananas?
Oh and with or without skin? I just want to increase the body...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-27-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Brew_Master
It's about 3 months old and the recipe is...

It's about 3 months old and the recipe is Malkore's not so Ancient Orange Mead, I just want to know how to increase the body so it doesn't feel watery. I've seen something like boiling bananas to get...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-27-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Brew_Master
Tricks to increase body?

Hy guys, I've just finished my first mead(MAOM) and it's pretty good but lacks some flavor and feels a bit watery. I heard of some tricks like rasins or banana soup to increase the body and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-12-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Brew_Master
Why wouldn't you just buy a used one from a bar...

Why wouldn't you just buy a used one from a bar or something?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-05-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,710
Posted By Brew_Master
You should try the Graff...

You should try the Graff recipe(http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/graff-malty-slightly-hopped-cider-117117/), it's basically applewine with hops.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-25-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By Brew_Master
Hey to each his own, some people are just old...

Hey to each his own, some people are just old fashion and consider true wine only made from good grapes,after reading this thread...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-25-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Brew_Master
yeah you need just a little bit of sugar to carb...

yeah you need just a little bit of sugar to carb and splenda to taste for sweetening so you don't need to pasteurize it because that's pretty dangerous:...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-25-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,001
Posted By Brew_Master
Well on the Lalvin website...

Well on the Lalvin website http://www.lalvinyeast.com/strains.asp it does say that ICV D-47 has compact lees but I don't like it's temperature range stopping at 20 C,it's just too slow for me at that...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-23-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By Brew_Master
Well turbo yeast does work very fast at 85F but...

Well turbo yeast does work very fast at 85F but in my experience not every fruit or veggie out there is made for fermenting,I tried a pineapple wine and it was awful, not every recipe from Jack...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-18-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,402
Posted By Brew_Master
yeah I think that thread is just pure sabotage,...

yeah I think that thread is just pure sabotage, millions of accidents waiting to happen, my advice:DON'T TRY IT OR IT'LL BLOW UP IN YOU'RE FACE
Forum: Cider Forum 02-02-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,545
Posted By Brew_Master
The point here isn't legality because some people...

The point here isn't legality because some people might consider applejack to be a distilled spirit and some might consider it to be just fortified cider, if you mix a neutral grain spirit with cider...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-02-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,545
Posted By Brew_Master
Ok so after I read some stuff on...

Ok so after I read some stuff on http://homedistiller.org/methanol.htm I found that methanol is in extremely low quantities in spirits:
"How dangerous are the various fusel oils ? I've got some of...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-31-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,545
Posted By Brew_Master
hey guys calm down, its no use arguing over...

hey guys calm down, its no use arguing over something so trivial,some people say it's ok some say it's not, in the end one group can't force the way they think on the other.
plus the local...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-31-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Brew_Master
45F thats kind of chilly for the poor yeastis, I...

45F thats kind of chilly for the poor yeastis, I keep mine worm and happy at minimum 65F, plus you should also try staggered nutrient additions or a brew belt if you want to speed things up.
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