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Forum: Mead Forum 07-02-2010, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Brandon O
+1 on the saving some for secondary. Good advice...

+1 on the saving some for secondary. Good advice for sure.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-02-2010, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Brandon O
Many variations, e.g. the one you mentioned, have...

Many variations, e.g. the one you mentioned, have been tried. Some for better final taste after aging and some to make the product tasty in a smaller amount of time.

Wanting a tasty product...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-02-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,301
Posted By Brandon O
I doubt it will take any longer. It might even...

I doubt it will take any longer. It might even taste better if you like cysers. Yeast is notorious for being unpredictable though.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-02-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Brandon O
Sorry guys, fell asleep putting my kid to bed...

Sorry guys, fell asleep putting my kid to bed last night.
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 07-01-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By Brandon O
It's way too hot to brew in phoenix right now and...

It's way too hot to brew in phoenix right now and will be for the next few months. I needed something new. Thanks for the great pictorial.

I'm sold. Going by my LHBS today.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-01-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,059
Posted By Brandon O
Well, It's been a long time since I bottled the...

Well, It's been a long time since I bottled the prickly pear mead and I am going to pull a bottle tonight and I'll post some tasting notes after I drink it.
Forum: Mead Forum 07-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Brandon O
Tough situation. I've added water to meads that...

Tough situation. I've added water to meads that were too sweet and had them start fermenting again but they end up just tasting like watered down mead in the final product.

Your best bet may be...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-01-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,995
Posted By Brandon O
I brewed 3 gallons of POM mead about a year ago...

I brewed 3 gallons of POM mead about a year ago and tried the first bottle a few months ago. The POM juice is expensive so I ended up doing 1 gallon POM juice in the 3 gallon carboy I had.

The...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-24-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 57,873
Posted By Brandon O
Sweet!

Thought I would drop by and check in. Looks like this thing is still going! Glad everyone is enjoying.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-05-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 590
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Posted By Brandon O
914 + 5= 919 Breaking my brewing dry spell.

914 + 5= 919

Breaking my brewing dry spell.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-05-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Brandon O
and wait a year.

and wait a year.
Forum: Cider 12-02-2009, 05:52 AM
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Views: 643,218
Posted By Brandon O
For me, Graff is a cider. Everyone is different,...

For me, Graff is a cider. Everyone is different, but I think it tastes like commercial ciders I have had before. I thought every combination of sugar, juice, and yeast tasted like hooch.

Really,...
Forum: Cider 12-02-2009, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Brandon O
boy you said a mouth full. It makes a huge...

boy you said a mouth full. It makes a huge difference and a mellow tasting apple cider when you use fresh pressed.
Forum: Cider 12-02-2009, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Brandon O
what was the AA on your cascades? I generally...

what was the AA on your cascades? I generally prefer something around 3 or 4%
Forum: Cider Forum 12-02-2009, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Brandon O
glad to see this baby is still a rockin!!!

glad to see this baby is still a rockin!!!
Forum: Cider Forum 12-02-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Brandon O
make some graff, it's what I consider a perfect...

make some graff, it's what I consider a perfect tasting cider.

recipes section, cider recipes.
Forum: Cider Forum 12-02-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,364
Posted By Brandon O
I used 2 sticks of cinnamon in a 5 gallon apple...

I used 2 sticks of cinnamon in a 5 gallon apple cider, it was way too cinnamon y.

Apple juice fermented by itself just doesn't have the body or texture to support a spice like cinnamon in my...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-15-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Brandon O
Make some Graff, super easy and excellent...

Make some Graff, super easy and excellent results. You can't go wrong and it will open your eyes to the possibilities of malt in ciders.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-15-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 590
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Posted By Brandon O
I believe you mean 256 :cross:

I believe you mean 256 :cross:
Forum: Cider 10-08-2009, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Brandon O
beautiful pic.

beautiful pic.
Forum: Cider 10-08-2009, 10:52 PM
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Posted By Brandon O
I'm doing this, that is a great idea. Amarillo...

I'm doing this, that is a great idea. Amarillo pale ale with a gallon left behind then top off with AJ. Genius.
Forum: Cider 10-08-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,634
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Posted By Brandon O
fuggles work well for not adding to the flavor...

fuggles work well for not adding to the flavor profle. get them in a 3% AA or lower.
Forum: Cider 10-08-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,634
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Posted By Brandon O
you should be good even if you bottled a little...

you should be good even if you bottled a little to early all you have to do is stick the bottles in the fridge when they get to the carb level you want.

Barely carbed after one week is normal. ...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By Brandon O
use the campden 24-48 hours before. Then follow...

use the campden 24-48 hours before. Then follow the recipe.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-08-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,494
Posted By Brandon O
just the yeast doing as it pleases. Let it...

just the yeast doing as it pleases. Let it ferment a total of 1-2 weeks, you may need two if it stopped and started. I have had it finish at 1.004 up to 1.010.
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