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Forum: Cider Forum 04-22-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By johnny5000
Thanks for the info. I tasted a bit and it...

Thanks for the info.

I tasted a bit and it was OK. I ended up siphoning it through sanitized cheesecloth to keep the big chunks out, and bottling it last night. I added a bit of dextrose because I...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-21-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By johnny5000
what the heck is this white stuff?

This bottle of cider has been in the basement for a while. I was going to try to bottle it today but there's a pretty gross looking layer of scum floating on top. As I carried it upstairs, the scum...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-12-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,109
Posted By johnny5000
There's also a Nord mead in game, which is...

There's also a Nord mead in game, which is described as having a "cold" taste like very strong mint. Then the game describes some nonsense about this due to the mead being allowed to freeze, but I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By johnny5000
Is that 14 fluid ounces of coffee, or was it 14...

Is that 14 fluid ounces of coffee, or was it 14 oz of coffee grounds?
If the former, how much ground coffee did you use?
Forum: Cider Forum 12-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By johnny5000
Pear Cider smells terrible!

I've heard of the rhino farts problem, but this was ridiculous. It made the whole kitchen smell like a gas station bathroom.

My incredients were:
Organic pear juice
Nottingham British Ale Yeast...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-07-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,144
Posted By johnny5000
I never really understood the hate for bottling. ...

I never really understood the hate for bottling.
The worst part of it for me is having all those bottles of beer, and none of them are ready to drink!
Forum: Cider Forum 11-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,742
Posted By johnny5000
How long between bottling and pasteurizaton for...

How long between bottling and pasteurizaton for you?

I want to do something similar (without the exploding bottles, of course!)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-13-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By johnny5000
Thanks for the advice everyone- I'm going to...

Thanks for the advice everyone- I'm going to attempt bottling this weekend. I might just make all 24 oz, add it about 2 oz at a time, and drink what I don't use.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By johnny5000
Coffee stout question

Everyone seems to have a different opinion on when/how to add the coffee to the stout, but I've decided to go with a cold extraction according to the following steps:

1. Coarsely grind 1/2 lb of...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-23-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By johnny5000
As long as you didn't boil the juice, it should...

As long as you didn't boil the juice, it should eventually clear up.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-20-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By johnny5000
rebottling from growlers?

My girlfriend just got back from vacation and brought me back a couple of growlers of beer from a brewery there. I don't know if I'm going to be able to drink it all while it's still good.

It...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By johnny5000
I only ended up making one gallon. $3 x 4 is a...

I only ended up making one gallon.
$3 x 4 is a whole lot better than $4 x 20.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By johnny5000
Just before adding stabilizers, separate off a...

Just before adding stabilizers, separate off a gallon, stabilize the rest, and then add the priming sugar to the one-gallon.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-19-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By johnny5000
The only pear juice I've ever been able to find...

The only pear juice I've ever been able to find is the R.W. Knudsen organic juice in the health food/organic section of the grocery store. Around here it's normally about $4 per 32oz, but I just...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-18-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By johnny5000
I've heard it can vary a lot. Other than that, I...

I've heard it can vary a lot. Other than that, I don't have any info to offer you.
I've also read that pears have more unfermentable sugars than apples, so a pear cider/perry will be naturally...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By johnny5000
Oh yeah, I forgot about the time needed to...

Oh yeah, I forgot about the time needed to carbonate in the bottles.

I had a ginger cream ale that I liked a lot, so I was going to attempt to recreate something similar. The recipe that I used...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By johnny5000
Does it take that long? I just brewed a cream...

Does it take that long?
I just brewed a cream ale using the Brewer's Best kit and I was expecting it to be done after about a week in a primary and a week in a secondary (I'm planning on adding...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-16-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By johnny5000
If you ever had any interest in...

If you ever had any interest in freeze-concentration, it could be a good candidate for applejack maybe?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-15-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By johnny5000
Slimy ring around top of cider?

I'm not sure if this is a sign of infection, or something normal. I'm pretty new at making cider- this is only my second batch, but I didn't see anything like this in the first batch.

There is a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15,136
Views: 520,178
Posted By johnny5000
Made my second beer yesterday- used a Brewer's...

Made my second beer yesterday- used a Brewer's Best American cream ale kit, and added a little lemon juice, sweet orange peel, and ginger to the boil. Probably going to add more orange peel and...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-11-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By johnny5000
At the same time, if you're not sure isn't it...

At the same time, if you're not sure isn't it always OK to wait another week or two and letting the yeast clean up after themselves and let the brew clear even more? As long as you're not sitting on...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-11-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,884
Posted By johnny5000
Seconded on this. That ReThinker is great. I'm...

Seconded on this. That ReThinker is great.
I'm going to try to recreate it when I get a little better at brewing.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-11-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By johnny5000
If you keep reusing the yeast, does autolysis...

If you keep reusing the yeast, does autolysis eventually become a problem?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-11-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By johnny5000
My first batch of beer had a similar problem- the...

My first batch of beer had a similar problem- the rubber grommet from the bucket lid got pushed into the wort when I was adjusting the airlock.
I fermented it about 2 weeks with the hole covered by...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,669
Posted By johnny5000
As long as your wife is cool with you dropping...

As long as your wife is cool with you dropping her sister's panties, go for it.
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