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Forum: Cider Forum 12-18-2013, 05:20 PM
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Posted By zaireeka
Many thanks! Should I dose with potassium...

Many thanks! Should I dose with potassium metabisulfite at secondary transfer and then again when I add the cherry juice and sorbate? After secondary transfer I am going to cold crash until it is...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By zaireeka
I've yet to find that post here, I keep coming up...

I've yet to find that post here, I keep coming up with people looking to ferment cider with Sorbate in it already though. Other places I am getting quite a variation in amounts to add. I'm looking to...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-18-2013, 04:01 PM
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Views: 795
Posted By zaireeka
Potassium Sorbate amount for sweet cider?

Is there a consensus as to how much Potassium Sorbate to add per gallon for sweet cider? Do I have to added potassium metabisulfite with it and how much? Is there a certain dosage timing for all the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By zaireeka
After your reading you will know for sure if it...

After your reading you will know for sure if it is done. What looks to be krausen in the picture appears to just be left over gunk from the fermentation. It does not always sink to the bottom,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By zaireeka
Cherry addition advise in Quelque Chose Clone?

Hi all, Next week I'm adding 6lbs of sour cherries to my Quelque Chose clone. What is the best way to sanitize them, currently they are pitted and frozen. I was thinking of just heating them without...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By zaireeka
With your next starter keep in mind that they do...

With your next starter keep in mind that they do tend to smell, sulfur/rotten egg seems to be the most common. Your noise tingling was likely due to inhaling co2 in the solution.

I'd guess...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By zaireeka
Okay, looks like the krausen that stuck to the...

Okay, looks like the krausen that stuck to the carboy is just slowly falling onto the top. If it has fermented out and your gravity is stable you could bottle now. Personally I would rack this to a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 12:46 AM
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Posted By zaireeka
What exactly does this krausen look like? Thin...

What exactly does this krausen look like? Thin white film or tiny clear bubbles etc?

I've never had any krausen after three weeks, the top should just look clear.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By zaireeka
One vile is good if you are doing a starter. If...

One vile is good if you are doing a starter. If you don't want to do a starter then pitch multiple viles. I'd suggest using a blow off tube as well. Big beers pitched with a healthy amount of yeast...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-25-2012, 03:05 AM
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Posted By zaireeka
Canadian Homebrew Supplies has Lactose and about...

Canadian Homebrew Supplies has Lactose and about everything else you could want: http://homebrew-supplies.ca/viartshop/
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-15-2012, 04:06 PM
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Posted By zaireeka
Westmalle Dubbel Clone

I'm about to brew a Dubbel that I'd like to be somewhat like Westmalle's. Below is the ingredients I have, any suggestions? What about mash temp, fermentation temp etc?

3lbs Pilsner DME
5lbs Pale...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-15-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By zaireeka
The sulfur taste is common. It is mainly from the...

The sulfur taste is common. It is mainly from the yeast and it will dissipate over time. Apple juice itself is also rather sulfury. Cider is best when it has aged. Some people bulk age it in the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By zaireeka
Around 68f, I moved it near a heat register...

Around 68f, I moved it near a heat register today. How do you go about testing a hydrometer?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By zaireeka
The gravity did not move for two weeks before I...

The gravity did not move for two weeks before I racked and repitched. I had not used s-33 before either and from what I have read after the fact it is problematic. I've now moved the carboy near a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By zaireeka
Another Stuck Fermentation Problem

Recipe:
5 Gallon Batch
3lb Pale DME
3lb Pale Malt
1lb Wheat Malt
1lb Crystal 60
4oz Debittered Black Malt
8oz sugar
4oz hops boiled, 2oz dry hopped
safbrew s-33, one pack added dry
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By zaireeka
That's a nice stash of yeast you have there!

That's a nice stash of yeast you have there!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,837
Posted By zaireeka
I'll just wait it out, didn't know if it was...

I'll just wait it out, didn't know if it was better to crash when the yeast was active or not. Looks like fri or sat will be brew day which works out well. It will be my first time brewing a belgian,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-13-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,837
Posted By zaireeka
One more question, when should I cold crash the...

One more question, when should I cold crash the starter?

I started Saturday with 3L of wort and a smack pack of 3787. Not much happened until Monday morning when a 1/4" krausen formed. Today the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,837
Posted By zaireeka
Thanks for the info! I thought it would be a...

Thanks for the info! I thought it would be a better idea to make another starter then wash yeast. I'd do a second 1L starter, frigid it and then make a larger starter with that when I need it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-12-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,837
Posted By zaireeka
Yeast Starter & Storing Questions

I have a few questions about yeast:

1: How exactly do I decant a starter or can I just dump the whole thing in the wort?

2: I'm making a few beers with this yeast (3787). Should I save some...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-04-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By zaireeka
Have you tried/made cider before? It generally is...

Have you tried/made cider before? It generally is rather tart and once it ages at least 6 months it mellows out. After a year it is even better. If it was infected it would form a thin white layer on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By zaireeka
If your target is to get it crystal clear quickly...

If your target is to get it crystal clear quickly then get yourself a fining agent. There are varies kinds at your locate homebrew place or get plain (unflavored) gelatin at the grocery store. To fin...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-02-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By zaireeka
Not adding a ton of sugar is a good move. I...

Not adding a ton of sugar is a good move. I usually just brew straight cider and bottle carbonate with 3/4 cup plain sugar dissolved in 2 cups of hot water. If you want a sweeter drink simply mix it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,655
Posted By zaireeka
Never brewed with oak but I'd say add it to the...

Never brewed with oak but I'd say add it to the fermentor. Boiling the chips could give you a pretty nasty wood flavor. The bourdon I would add with your priming sugar before bottling. That way you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By zaireeka
It will work well as a primary fermentor on a 5g...

It will work well as a primary fermentor on a 5g batch. You'll need a secondary fermentor though that leaves as little airspace as possible. It will certainly come in handy if you start brewing 15g...
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