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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-07-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Heck yeah!

Heck yeah!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-19-2013, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Outstanding!

Outstanding!
Forum: Cider Forum 07-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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The cider turned out great. A bready, semi-sweet,...

The cider turned out great. A bready, semi-sweet, "This is what a farmhouse cider that you'd get from Grandpaw should taste like" cider. FG was 1.014, if I recall.

Dangerous, though- Beer-enough...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-25-2013, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 12-07-2012, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
All over this one. (As with all prior ones!)

All over this one. (As with all prior ones!)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-31-2012, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Pitching onto the young [primary] cake of a prior...

Pitching onto the young [primary] cake of a prior 1.050 ale. I racked the first beer off the primary cake on day 6, and then put the big stout on the cake.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-30-2012, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
After more "pitch on cake" research, I poured off...

After more "pitch on cake" research, I poured off the cake, and used a cup and a half of the slurry to inoculate this cider batch. I didn't measure OG, but with the above described contents, I would...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-30-2012, 09:17 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Well, I measured the OG on the Stout, and it came...

Well, I measured the OG on the Stout, and it came to 1.090. I sissied out, and I pitched on the entire cake, anyway, not having brewed a beer this large before. If nothing else, this will at least...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-25-2012, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Thanks for the feedback, guys- I am heartened by...

Thanks for the feedback, guys- I am heartened by your reports of great results.

For the past week I have been in a debate with myself over whether to pour out a part of the cake, or to pitch on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-23-2012, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Did you ever put a big beer on a yeast cake?

Fellow brewers,

I have a WLP 013 yeast cake from a spiced brown ale (OG 1.050).

I plan on pitching a "big" stout on it.

My question(s):

1: Speaking OG, how small is too small...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-23-2012, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Cider, Yeast Cake, Pectic Enzyme, Nutrients

Brewers,

Bottom line: I plan to put apple juice on a yeast cake, and I have three questions, regarding: pectic enzyme, juice OG, and yeast nutrition.

I have a 1.050 OG spiced brown ale on...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2012, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Nova, I agree about not gluing (at least...

Nova,

I agree about not gluing (at least for right now). Those fans of gluing CPVC will all tell their horror story about mid-mash manifold deconstruction after a gentle mash stir.

I have...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-19-2012, 12:11 AM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
CPVC Manifold Build: Coleman Xtreme 70 Qt.

Fellow Brewers,

Bottom Line Up Front: Here is a CPVC Manifold design option that I have not found anywhere else for a frequently used cooler for mash tuns: the Coleman 70 Quart Extreme Cooler....
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 09-21-2012, 12:51 AM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Outstanding! I'm in!

Outstanding! I'm in!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-17-2012, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Sign me up!

Sign me up!
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-11-2012, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Sharp. Count me!

Sharp. Count me!
Forum: Cider Forum 02-08-2012, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
UPDATE 08 FEB 12, 3 months later...

UPDATE: The first, "cold crashed" cider carbed under ~12-15 psi for 7 days.

First Sample, a week later, lost most of its "apricot-y" character, and was now more "sweet and sour apple" flavored....
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-07-2012, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Consider me "in"! Thank you!

Consider me "in"! Thank you!
Forum: Cider Forum 01-08-2012, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
"Brewferm" 1.5 kg cans (ordered from a German...

"Brewferm" 1.5 kg cans (ordered from a German supply store) x 2, in the 10 gallons, total.

Sorry for the late reply.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-17-2011, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
First Cider: Experiment: GREAT!

So, on 10 DEC 11, I started my first cider attempt.

I obtained 10 Gallons of Mott's pasteurized apple juice (in the gallon jugs), and I had 6 lbs. of Light LME on hand, as well as 2 x 11g...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2011, 08:47 AM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
I have a 5L erlenmeyer, with a glass-top electric...

I have a 5L erlenmeyer, with a glass-top electric range.

Water/DME into E-meyer, directly contacting glass surface. Heat 4L starter to boil (low boil- watched the entire time for boilover).
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2011, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Nice find! I am definitely jealous! Your...

Nice find! I am definitely jealous!

Your cleaning regimen should be more than sufficient. I am reminded about how relatively [not] thorough military decontamination after neurological chemical...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-13-2011, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Sage Advice. Lucky I had the gry on hand for...

Sage Advice.

Lucky I had the gry on hand for backup. Lesson learned.

If I am not willing to flub it and pitch dry, I will never "roll" without a working starter...

Thanks!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-12-2011, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Denny, -Yeah- no question. Even reading...

Denny,

-Yeah- no question. Even reading my original post, I see that, before making the starter, (in my mind) I had a vial's worth of WLP002 washed/harvested yeast.

Not the case.

...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-12-2011, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Ridonkulous05
Follow up: The 1.025 starter showed no...

Follow up:

The 1.025 starter showed no activity after being inoculated with 11.5 month-old harvested WLP002 yeast (that was being kept in a 40 deg. F refrigerator) after 24 hours. So, seeing as...
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