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Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 02-20-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Pumbaa
grain mills at NB are inop right now.... gonna...

grain mills at NB are inop right now.... gonna have to put this off a few days
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 02-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 39,862
Posted By Pumbaa
Doing this tomorrow as a BIAB run (never BIAB'ed...

Doing this tomorrow as a BIAB run (never BIAB'ed this one). Will let ya know the results.
Forum: Cider Forum 06-10-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Pumbaa
should be ok. I wouldnt expect anything earth...

should be ok. I wouldnt expect anything earth shattering but you'll get ETOH
Forum: Cider Forum 06-08-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,622
Posted By Pumbaa
Best way to reduce their production during...

Best way to reduce their production during fermentation is to ferment as cool as you can while still getting the yeast to work as long as it can. The other way to get rid of them (and the best IMHO)...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-06-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,622
Posted By Pumbaa
freeze concentrating is a no no to mention on...

freeze concentrating is a no no to mention on this forum . . . think it falls under the whole distillation thing legally
Forum: Cider Forum 06-06-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,929
Posted By Pumbaa
80% loss in Wisconsin from what I've been hearing

80% loss in Wisconsin from what I've been hearing
Forum: Cider Forum 05-30-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,918
Posted By Pumbaa
should be fine

should be fine
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-26-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,652
Posted By Pumbaa
at my high point I had about 400 returnable long...

at my high point I had about 400 returnable long necks in the heavy cardboard divided cases . . . . now that I keg maybe a case worth
Forum: Cider Forum 04-26-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,719
Posted By Pumbaa
Ibtl:(

Ibtl:(
Forum: Cider Forum 04-22-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Pumbaa
typo? better to over pitch then under, it's not...

typo? better to over pitch then under, it's not like yeast costs a arm and a leg
Forum: Cider Forum 04-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Pumbaa
if it was me I would not add the sugar and would...

if it was me I would not add the sugar and would simply rehydrate the yeast and add it to the juice then wait . . . thats it . . .dont over complicate it cider is beyond simple
Forum: Cider Forum 04-20-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Pumbaa
5 gallons of cider/juice (preservative free) 1...

5 gallons of cider/juice (preservative free)
1 package cider yeast (I use wyeast)
back sweeten with concentrate to taste after fermentation (I prefer 3 cans of concentrate to 5 gallons of hard...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-18-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By Pumbaa
when you added that packet you added so much more...

when you added that packet you added so much more yeast then there ever could have been with just wild yeast . . . I'd say you have a 90% chance the Lalvin overpowered any wild yeast but ya probably...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-03-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Pumbaa
oak cubes help a bit with the tannins. I prefer...

oak cubes help a bit with the tannins. I prefer american over french due to the higher tannin content
Forum: Cider Forum 04-02-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Pumbaa
go to the store, buy some juice, and get back to...

go to the store, buy some juice, and get back to it. You work with what you have and prepare better next time around.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-30-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By Pumbaa
I use what ever taste decent and is cheep for...

I use what ever taste decent and is cheep for back sweetening
Forum: Cider Forum 03-26-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,288
Posted By Pumbaa
I have a feeling I know who you're talking about...

I have a feeling I know who you're talking about and everything there is expensive especially since they killed off most the other LHBS in the area. Try The Purple Foot on 92nd and Beloit/Oklahoma...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 03-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By Pumbaa
try cutting you Carmel 80 to 4 oz and adding 4oz...

try cutting you Carmel 80 to 4 oz and adding 4oz of roasted barley. . . .
it will give you a richer "red" color (levibond of 18) and will give you that bit of a roasted flavor people look for in a...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-09-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Pumbaa
not really although I'm sure someone will say you...

not really although I'm sure someone will say you need to :p
Forum: Cider Forum 03-07-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Pumbaa
if ya dont want your cider too dry start out...

if ya dont want your cider too dry start out using cider yeast wyeast 4766 or whitelabs 775 then change your yeast from there to your tastes. If it's too sweet get a yeast that will dry it out...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Pumbaa
I'm assuming if yo are kegging your...

I'm assuming if yo are kegging your refridgerating the cider in the keg . . . so no, no real reason to use Campden and sorbates the low temp will slow down/stop fermentation.

Nope no reason to...
Forum: Mead Forum 03-02-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Pumbaa
let it keep going until you bubbles slow down to...

let it keep going until you bubbles slow down to about 1 a minute . . . no reason to re-rack it until then
Forum: Mead Forum 03-02-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Pumbaa
sure but to be safe I'd look into these options ...

sure but to be safe I'd look into these options
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/stark-raven-mead-burnt-honey-mead-attempt-163268/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/medieval-burnt-mead-112163/
Forum: Cider Forum 03-02-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Pumbaa
red star champagne yeast works fine but next time...

red star champagne yeast works fine but next time you go to the LHBS see if you can get your hands on cider yeast. Both Wyest and White labs make some. Your end product wont be so dry that way
Forum: Cider Forum 03-02-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By Pumbaa
only variation I use it I throw some wood into...

only variation I use it I throw some wood into the carboy while I wait for the yeast to settle out
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