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Forum: Mead Forum 02-22-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Tw0fish
Offhand I'd say top it off and secondary. ...

Offhand I'd say top it off and secondary.

Three weeks is a leeeeeeeettle bit on the young side for a cider if you're not going to drink it as-is. Though it's probably made a good deal of the...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-19-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By Tw0fish
Of course I"m just preaching to the choir when I...

Of course I"m just preaching to the choir when I tell you to get your carb judgement first and then let it go flat before you get a gravity on it... right? right :D

I'd be interested to hear the...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By Tw0fish
Cloning in progress (Strongbow?!)

Disclaimer: I haven't had a strongbow since like July.. but please, read on.

So I'm making Graham's English Cider. (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/grahams-english-cider-107152/) Starting gravity...
Forum: Cider 09-17-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 127,519
Posted By Tw0fish
I'm actually really excited about this. I made a...

I'm actually really excited about this. I made a batch using Motts (OG 1.050 after 1 lime and tea as dictated). Used Nottingham. When I opened my primary, I thought I'd messed it up - it was...
Forum: Cider 08-13-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,599
Posted By Tw0fish
Bill - Why the vodka soak? Why not just...

Bill -

Why the vodka soak? Why not just freeze the berries beforehand?
(I'll totally take "Because I felt like adding vodka" as a legit answer too, just curious if there's something I may have...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-05-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,703
Posted By Tw0fish
The only argument i could dream up against your...

The only argument i could dream up against your plan would be that there will be waiting and guessing while your bottles carb- if you miss the right point theyll be too dry, or overcarbed. But i...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-29-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Tw0fish
Eep. Well that 'lingering odor' (unless you...

Eep.

Well that 'lingering odor' (unless you don't clean it well enough, which will up my eep to 'double eep') is almost definitely hops oils. Glass and better bottles don't absorb hop oils, a lot...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Tw0fish
If I'm getting what you're asking after.......

If I'm getting what you're asking after.... racking alone won't save you. The yeasties, while they're running around nomming up all the sugar, float. Look up "cold crashing" and you'll get a lot of...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-21-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Tw0fish
Puke smell can certainly be H2S. Especially with...

Puke smell can certainly be H2S. Especially with acidic fruit, yeh? Don't worry about exposing it to oxygen, rack and splash will sacrifice a bit of orange taste and a lot of puke taste :) After...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-17-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Tw0fish
You're overthinking it. Add honey to primary,...

You're overthinking it. Add honey to primary, add other ingredients, top off with water to desired volume. Shake like the dickens and you're through, without any overage!
Forum: Mead Forum 07-17-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Tw0fish
FIG BRAGGOT. :rockin: Someone please get on...

FIG BRAGGOT. :rockin:

Someone please get on this, pronto.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By Tw0fish
Oh, people do go back and forth about whats a...

Oh, people do go back and forth about whats a cider and what's a wine.

Since your tannins will be from extract and not grape skins, I say wait til it's almost ready to bottle and draw off two...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,969
Posted By Tw0fish
This thread insists that I haven't posted in it...

This thread insists that I haven't posted in it before. So, I'm wrapping up my second batch.

1320 + 10 = 1330

(That's 12,768 bottles in beer or 7980 in wine glass!)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Tw0fish
Beg pardon, been away for a tad :) ...

Beg pardon, been away for a tad :)

Slowninja, did you add sugar or just three cans of strawberry and one of lemonade?

Really glad to hear this has worked out similarly for others - Said...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-18-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Tw0fish
Strawberry Daiquiri Lemonade

My first really good take on a concentrate-based wine cooler. Getting closer here - it's cheap, sweet and it certainly does the job!

For a 4L batch:
2 cans Strawberry Daiquiri frozen concentrate...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-24-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tw0fish
I honestly think the montrachet would be perfect....

I honestly think the montrachet would be perfect. JAOM is designed to skip stabilizing and backsweetening by starting right off with way too much sugar for the yeast to eat it all (this is a...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-24-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Tw0fish
1118 for dry/high gravity, D47 for sweet. Yeah,...

1118 for dry/high gravity, D47 for sweet. Yeah, I'm a lavlin fanboy.

Now if you're doing something like JAOM or thereabouts, you'll probably have enough noms from the raisins and oranges to keep...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-22-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,324
Posted By Tw0fish
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques97.asp ...

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques97.asp

From the man himself, Jack Keller. He's got lots of simple recipes on his site, and some more complicated ones too!

So far as tips, there's a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-19-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Tw0fish
YUMMAY :D Campden tablets are sodium or...

YUMMAY :D

Campden tablets are sodium or potassium metabisulfite. The other one you'll want is potassium sorbate. Understand that what you're doing is adding yeast birth control, not killing the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-15-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Tw0fish
The difference is semantics, my friend. Anybody...

The difference is semantics, my friend.
Anybody who's tried to make a rule has found two others whose views conflict, and most people don't have a hard-and-fast set for what distinguishes the two.
...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-09-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Tw0fish
Skeeterpee on a mead slurry

I figured this goes here because skeeterpee isn't complicated :)

What a happy problem.. made skeeterpee and everybody loved it. I'm down to about half of the original batch and trying my best to...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-09-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Tw0fish
I think that's where you oughta be. It's not a...

I think that's where you oughta be. It's not a hobby, it's.......... sustenance :p
Forum: Mead Forum 05-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tw0fish
Dare I ask how big your carboy was? I just...

Dare I ask how big your carboy was?

I just had that happen to me on my first 5-gal batch of beer.. happened in the middle of the night, so I had to put away my gun and change my pants before I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-05-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Tw0fish
Longneck- Recipe, PLEASE. That's exactly what...

Longneck- Recipe, PLEASE. That's exactly what I'm going after next.

Bill - I hadn't heard of sorbic acid but you're right. Beyond that, maybe sodium benzoate - s'what goes in shelf-stable...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-07-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By Tw0fish
Yeast cannot live on sugar alone, for one. Two,...

Yeast cannot live on sugar alone, for one. Two, there's stuff in the lemon juice that will restart your ferment (pulp may be of food value - sugar definitely is, obviously.)
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