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Forum: For Sale 12-30-2013, 02:38 AM
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Posted By mcbethenstein
Is this still available? I know it's been a while.

Is this still available? I know it's been a while.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-07-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,851
Posted By mcbethenstein
I've used and liked both commercial liquid...

I've used and liked both commercial liquid yeasts. I can not remember what yeast I used on my very first cider ever, but it was a dry yeast, and it was not that good.

White Labs WL775 English...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-15-2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By mcbethenstein
I would like to add that a sterile plate filter...

I would like to add that a sterile plate filter used correctly should also filter out any remaining/viable yeast. I kegged, filtered, then back sweetened and have had a keg sitting at basement temp...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-05-2013, 01:53 AM
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Posted By mcbethenstein
I made my own extract by putting 6 cinnamon...

I made my own extract by putting 6 cinnamon sticks in a large baby food jar (6 oz) and covered with spiced rum for a few weeks at room temperature. When I kegged I filtered the cider with a sterile...
Forum: Cider 02-15-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 63,470
Posted By mcbethenstein
There is another thread, with the same recipe in...

There is another thread, with the same recipe in it, and recently a large fight occurred about giving credit to the original poster of the recipe. What our buddy Manco here isn't realizing is that...
Forum: Cider 02-06-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 118,390
Posted By mcbethenstein
2 cans may get you bottle bombs if you aren't...

2 cans may get you bottle bombs if you aren't careful. 1 can is all that's needed per 5 gal batch to carbonate and give a little more apple flavor. 2 for a 10 gal batch. If you want residual...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-05-2013, 09:16 PM
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Posted By mcbethenstein
Lol. Gentlemen lets be civil here. If you want to...

Lol. Gentlemen lets be civil here. If you want to get into recipe copyright laws we can.... You can't copyright a list of ingredients.... You can copyright the wording in the instructions. And to...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-05-2013, 04:00 PM
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Posted By mcbethenstein
In please.

In please.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-04-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By mcbethenstein
I would keep it. Throw it in a glass Carboy and...

I would keep it. Throw it in a glass Carboy and forget about it for a year. Then keg and share with friends or your local homebrew club. Or bottle and send off to a competition. After 4 weeks you can...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By mcbethenstein
Tell us more about how you oxygenate and if you...

Tell us more about how you oxygenate and if you are using any sort of yeast nutrient.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-27-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,351
Posted By mcbethenstein
For those who are following, I just kegged my...

For those who are following, I just kegged my second Hefe done with the bohemian malts and although I got sulfur in both, it aged out with a little warm rest time after fermentation and then a lager...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By mcbethenstein
Look at a camping store for a turkey fryer pot....

Look at a camping store for a turkey fryer pot. They are usually about 7 gal. Perfect size for a 5 gal batch.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By mcbethenstein
I'm sick now and finding that sweet tastes...

I'm sick now and finding that sweet tastes sickeningly sweet and anything neutral to sour tastes all sour. I drew out a sample of a hefe that's almost ready to keg. It smelled amazing, but all I...
Forum: Cider 01-20-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 63,470
Posted By mcbethenstein
I made this beginning of October. It's coming...

I made this beginning of October. It's coming into its stride right now. I made a few adjustments to the recipe. First I started with 2 gal of fresh pressed cider, then 2 gal of store cider. Instead...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 92,855
Posted By mcbethenstein
I was planning on bottling from keg, the last few...

I was planning on bottling from keg, the last few times I bottled a few and kegged the rest I got those gushers. I think my coopers carb drops may be a source of contamination. If I can keg by the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-15-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 92,855
Posted By mcbethenstein
Ok guys. I've read through most of the thread and...

Ok guys. I've read through most of the thread and skimmed the rest. Here is my situation. I am currently fermenting a Northern English Brown using WLP007. It was recommended by the staff at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-14-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,654
Posted By mcbethenstein
Lol. I'm a mom, and this particular brew night...

Lol. I'm a mom, and this particular brew night was stress free. No tantrums, OR stuck sparges! I am a queen of multitasking. If I'm not juggling 3 things I don't know what to do with myself! After...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-14-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,061
Posted By mcbethenstein
I echo everyone's top 3... And that's why I will...

I echo everyone's top 3... And that's why I will now put something different:
1. Water analysis from ward labs. I just didn't know what I was dealing with until then. I use RO from home, that I had...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-14-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,654
Posted By mcbethenstein
I'm at the same spot. My 2 1/2 yr old says things...

I'm at the same spot. My 2 1/2 yr old says things like "momma make beer" and wants to "help" a lot. I did two batches in the last 2 weeks. The first was a Sunday and I mashed in around 11 am and was...
Forum: English Brown Ale 01-14-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 206,301
Posted By mcbethenstein
Based only on the recipe... Having not tasted my...

Based only on the recipe... Having not tasted my version yet, it is a Northern English Brown. Southerns are lower in gravity, sweeter, may be a bit darker and more restrained on the hopping than this...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,589
Posted By mcbethenstein
Thanks. I have looked into water and eliminated...

Thanks. I have looked into water and eliminated it as the cause to my funk. I have brewed with local spring water, city water, RO water with & without adjustment, and pure Distilled water. All had...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,589
Posted By mcbethenstein
As an update, I firmly still believe that the...

As an update, I firmly still believe that the malt selection was the key to my flavor issues. The hefe made with the bohemian malts was distinctly different and better than all my other attempts. Now...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 12-15-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 38,583
Posted By mcbethenstein
Enter me please! I need some luck

Enter me please! I need some luck
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-13-2012, 12:55 PM
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Views: 55,904
Posted By mcbethenstein
3 gallons would be perfect for my test batches......

3 gallons would be perfect for my test batches... I'm in!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-04-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,555
Posted By mcbethenstein
Update: I ended up adding about 2 cups of granny...

Update: I ended up adding about 2 cups of granny smith juice at the start of fermentation, then about a quart of granny smith juice in "secondary" with the peelings of 3 of the apples that made the...
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