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Forum: Cider Forum 11-08-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By shafferpilot
Started the actual batch for real today. 6...

Started the actual batch for real today. 6 gallons of cider boiled down to about 3 gallons. Added one tablespoon of apple pie spice for the last hour of boil. added one gallon of uncooked cider to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By shafferpilot
oops, yeah, they're right. holes on the bottom...

oops, yeah, they're right. holes on the bottom only is preferrable. I thought you just had it sitting upside down in the pic.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By shafferpilot
my hops orders from them have always been...

my hops orders from them have always been generous too
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By shafferpilot
I know it's hard to believe after drilling...

I know it's hard to believe after drilling hundreds of holes... but you def need more. Go at it with fresh hands and a fresh bit tomorrow and make that puppy look like swiss cheese. BTW, the holes...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By shafferpilot
time is not the issue with batch sparging......

time is not the issue with batch sparging... though I prefer to add my sparge water, stir, and wait 5-10 minutes before vorlaufing and draining.
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-14-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,289
Posted By shafferpilot
Brewer's Best Irish Red. SWMBO LOVES this beer so...

Brewer's Best Irish Red. SWMBO LOVES this beer so much, I took the recipe and converted it to all-grain and brew 10 gallons at a time. And only after 50+ gallons started shifting the recipe slightly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By shafferpilot
Hmmm. I had a botched order last week too, that...

Hmmm. I had a botched order last week too, that I'm happy to say is being remedied quickly and very much so to my satisfaction... I hope the "new guy" over there is learning his lessons ;)
Forum: Cider Forum 10-14-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By shafferpilot
I know there's lots of info on that... 'cause...

I know there's lots of info on that... 'cause it's already been done a lot...

At least I have your interest :P
Forum: Cider Forum 10-14-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By shafferpilot
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/members/shafferpilot/a...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/members/shafferpilot/albums/concentrating-apple-cider/5375-end-boil.jpg
After about 2 hours it looks like this. I don't know why I didn't think of this, but it actually...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-14-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By shafferpilot
The experiment has started. Here's the plan:...

The experiment has started. Here's the plan: Start with 3 gallons of regular cider in a primary and get the yeast going. Then feed it concentrated/cooked cider keeping the gravity around 1.020 till...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-11-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,825
Posted By shafferpilot
HOT DOG! This is the first I've seen of this...

HOT DOG! This is the first I've seen of this thread and in reading the first four pages I was afraid you might take some of the awful advice posted.... Phew!

Thank God you did EXACTLY the right...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-11-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,270
Posted By shafferpilot
The easy answer is no... no you can't. For all...

The easy answer is no... no you can't. For all the reasons listed by Darkbrood. Do it right the first time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,208
Posted By shafferpilot
Not assuming, just pulling from personal...

Not assuming, just pulling from personal experience. Brewpubs who are shortcutting the setup cost, generally shortcut everything resulting in a lower quality product.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,208
Posted By shafferpilot
+1

+1
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By shafferpilot
gravity reading? bubbles mean nothing, airlock...

gravity reading? bubbles mean nothing, airlock activity means nothing; steady hydro reading.... priceless!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-10-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By shafferpilot
learning is fun, isn't it! Check one each week by...

learning is fun, isn't it! Check one each week by putting it in the fridge to chill for a day. If a test beer shows any signs of over-carbing, chill them all and keep them chilled to halt...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By shafferpilot
i think you just made some bombs... 1.020 is WAY...

i think you just made some bombs... 1.020 is WAY too high for that beer to have been finished. put bottles in tubs for storage so if they start popping, you don't have a huge mess on your hands. And...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By shafferpilot
best of luck. An option for separating mold from...

best of luck. An option for separating mold from yeast is to plate. It is described in great detail here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/howto-capture-wild-yeast-101886/

By isolating yeast...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By shafferpilot
ordering kits with the upgraded liquid yeast is a...

ordering kits with the upgraded liquid yeast is a good place to switch things up. If you do this, look into yeast washing. The price of a couple jars is well worth the benefits of starting a little...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By shafferpilot
Yeast tend to "clean up" some off flavors after...

Yeast tend to "clean up" some off flavors after they are done eating sugars, so even though the SG isn't dropping, the yeast are still active. The preferred method is to wait for the yeast to finish...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By shafferpilot
I'll check that yeast out. Thanks.... BTW,...

I'll check that yeast out. Thanks.... BTW, Nottingham can tolerate a heck of a lot more than 15%... I've had it up to just shy of 20% before.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By shafferpilot
Excellent. Thanks for the help :)

Excellent. Thanks for the help :)
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By shafferpilot
Any specific strain come to mind Yoop?

Any specific strain come to mind Yoop?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By shafferpilot
And THAT is why I want the lowest alcohol...

And THAT is why I want the lowest alcohol tolerant yeast available... I've been thinking about this and I think the trick might be to start with regular cider and then make some super concentrated...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By shafferpilot
Let me guess.... you fly sparge...

Let me guess.... you fly sparge...
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