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Forum: Cider Forum 08-15-2011, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Foomoochoo
OK. SG has been at 1.004 for 8 days. Tastes...

OK. SG has been at 1.004 for 8 days. Tastes like a dry cider with good body. I will be bottle carbing with apple concentrate when I get the time. Stabilizing, backsweetening, and kegging would...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-15-2011, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Foomoochoo
Sorry all. I just got back from a week vacation....

Sorry all. I just got back from a week vacation. I will take some samples tomorrow and report.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-06-2011, 01:40 AM
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Posted By Foomoochoo
5g of cherry juice is a gift from the heavens. ...

5g of cherry juice is a gift from the heavens.

If it were me, I would put the juice into a carboy on top of 5 campden tabs. Add about 10lbs of sugar or whatever it took to get to around 1.090 or...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-05-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Foomoochoo
I am not sure on the exact recipe btu, a friend...

I am not sure on the exact recipe btu, a friend made a nice cherry once. It was an apple wine like Ed's. Racked on to 10lbs of sweet cherries in secondary. It was pretty tasty after some aging,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-05-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Foomoochoo
I use nylon bags now but in the day, the wife...

I use nylon bags now but in the day, the wife woul dmake me bags out of muslin and bed sheets. They worked pretty well and I had less gross lees than I do with the nylon bags. Just make sure the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-05-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Foomoochoo
Experimenting is all part of the homebrew...

Experimenting is all part of the homebrew experience. I am interested in your MLF results.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-05-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Foomoochoo
You have to use Sorbate to prevent fermentation. ...

You have to use Sorbate to prevent fermentation. Campden helps against oxidation and lets the wine store longer.

I will recommend a Wine Conditioner. You can get it online or at some local...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-04-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Foomoochoo
Added supplies to make wine? Hard to say since we...

Added supplies to make wine? Hard to say since we have no idea what you have.

Depends on what you want to brew. Different wines take different ingredients/additives. Find a recipe you would...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-02-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
Ok. I spoke to a family member who I have never...

Ok. I spoke to a family member who I have never met before. He gave me some clarification on the recipe.

His name is Liam and he was my grandmothers cousin. His Uncle was always called Old...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-29-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
I smashed the bag a little while steeping. Then...

I smashed the bag a little while steeping. Then put it into a glass bowl to drain while mixing sugar. Added the drippings back in after squeezing a little. Once tea and sugar were mixed, I set the...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-28-2011, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Foomoochoo
One other thing, there are a lot of gross lees on...

One other thing, there are a lot of gross lees on the bottom of the carboy. Nothing more than I see when making fruit wines.
Forum: Cider Forum 07-28-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Foomoochoo
The "c" is for 1 cup. I used regular old oatmeal...

The "c" is for 1 cup. I used regular old oatmeal oats, 3 medium sized bananas, 2 breakfast tea bags, 2 pounds of dark brown sugar, cheap 100% juice. I sliced the bananas into thin disks and put them...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-28-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
Yeah. I just wanted to stay as close as possible...

Yeah. I just wanted to stay as close as possible to the original recipe for the first batch. Next batch I may add a little of this and that. :mug:
Forum: Cider Forum 07-28-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
Gravity is down to 1.034. The sample tasted very...

Gravity is down to 1.034. The sample tasted very good. Almost like a caramel apple flavor with a lot more body than other ciders I have made. I can't think of a commercial brand to compare to...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-28-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
I have no idea on teh naners. Mine were just...

I have no idea on teh naners. Mine were just turning yellow. yellow or brown may be better. Testing is needed for this recipe for sure. :mug:
Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By Foomoochoo
Take a gravity reading in a couple days. If it...

Take a gravity reading in a couple days. If it is stagnant, re-pitch the yeast after some aeration. Should be plenty of nutes to start fermentation at least.
Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
Notty should work great as well. The time...

Notty should work great as well.

The time does sound pretty short to me but, I have no idea of what yeast was used. I also have never heard of my grandma making this in my 32 years on earth. I...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
Yeah, 2 bags of Earl Grey for the 5 gal.

Yeah, 2 bags of Earl Grey for the 5 gal.
Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
Right on!!! Is anything else needed...

Right on!!!



Is anything else needed for "head"? I don't brew beer (though I drink a ton of it) only wine and cider. I have never had "head" on a cider other than BrandonO's Graff.



All...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-27-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By Foomoochoo
Most "Green" wines will taste tart or harsh. ...

Most "Green" wines will taste tart or harsh. Takes time for the flavors to mellow out. This is why people age their wine for months and sometimes years. Your wine sounds like it tastes exactly as...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-26-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
Well it's in the fermenter. I used dark brown...

Well it's in the fermenter. I used dark brown sugar, 1c of rolled oats, Earl Grey tea, and s-04 yeast. Followed it as closely as I could. O.G = 1.058

I only used 4g of juice so far. I left a...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-26-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
I was thinking that as well. I wish there were a...

I was thinking that as well. I wish there were a few more details in the recipe.

Well, i decided to give it a shot. What can it hurt besides tie up a carboy?
Forum: Cider Forum 07-26-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Foomoochoo
Opinions needed

My grandmother passed away almost 2 months ago. I received a small box full of her old recipe's and one of them was for a cider. I have everything needed to make it and an empty 5g carboy. I'm not...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-25-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Foomoochoo
Have you taken any gravity readings? What...

Have you taken any gravity readings?

What was teh recipe?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-25-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,420
Posted By Foomoochoo
The banana is probably being used in place of...

The banana is probably being used in place of raisins or grape tanin. You should be fine but, taste a sample later on and see if it needs more tannin.
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