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Forum: Cider Forum 06-17-2009, 02:02 PM
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Posted By SegmentedMonkey
I cut a hole in my lid using a utility knife,...

I cut a hole in my lid using a utility knife, then inserted a carboy bung with a carboy airlock into the hole. Simple, cheap.
Forum: Wine 05-26-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 40,823
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Ok, I'll take your word. I put your numbers for...

Ok, I'll take your word. I put your numbers for OG and final G into a calculator, and the strongest case scenario was around 15%, but that's assuming that you start off at your max gravity and it...
Forum: Wine 05-26-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 211
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Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Another Q. Would it be acceptable to knock down...

Another Q. Would it be acceptable to knock down the sugar a little in this to make a wine that's 11-12% instead of 15% which your numbers seem to come out around? What's your opinion on that? :)
Forum: Wine 05-26-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 211
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Posted By SegmentedMonkey
So when you say "sugar", do you recommend white...

So when you say "sugar", do you recommend white sucrose (table sugar) or something like dextrose? I've got my rhubarb in the freezer to start this on the weekend.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-25-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,688
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Oh, THAT'S what the search button is for! ...

Oh, THAT'S what the search button is for!

*selffacepalm*
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-25-2009, 12:47 PM
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Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Dandelion Wine

So spring has sprung here in Nova Scotia and with it, the dandelions are back. I was considering making a dandelion wine, and I've found a few recipes on the intertubes. This one in particular...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-15-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Yeah, I added some yeast nutrient at outset, and...

Yeah, I added some yeast nutrient at outset, and again after about 1/3 ferment. I put in some "energizer" last week in an attempt to get it up and running again. I'm not too worried about the ABV,...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-14-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
I actually added the honey in two batches. Lemme...

I actually added the honey in two batches. Lemme do some math to find what my current ABV would be.

Starting: 1.070
Before 2nd batch: 1.000 9.2% here
After adding 2nd batch: 1.033
Now: 1.005...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-14-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,835
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
That depends on if you start with straight juice,...

That depends on if you start with straight juice, or if you use sweet cider. Around here (Apple center of Canada) its easy and cheap to get raw pressed cider. Sometimes it has sorbate in it as a...
Forum: Mead Forum 05-14-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
18lbs in a 23L batch. 3 gal was cider, but 3 gal...

18lbs in a 23L batch. 3 gal was cider, but 3 gal was water. Should I have hit 18% on only 3lb/gal + cider sugar?
Forum: Mead Forum 05-12-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
YABCT (Yet another bottle carbing thread)

I was just checking the status on my cyser, and over the last month, I've done 3 checks on it's SG and it's showing 1.005 each time. I'm guessing she's done. Being done above 1, does that mean that...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-28-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Seamus, I used cider from Noggins farm market for...

Seamus, I used cider from Noggins farm market for this batch. My cyser mead that I made last year I made with fresh cider from Hennigars in Greenwich (my favorite so far).

Graves AJ is produced...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
That was my assumption as well, more sugar. ...

That was my assumption as well, more sugar.

The sweet cider that I started with seems to foam up quite a lot when shaken. I'm guessing a lot of the protein must break down or settle out with the...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Carbing cider

I'm looking to carb my current cider batch in bottle. I want it to be full on carbed, not just sparkling. I'd like it to have a nice head, like a dark beer. The last cider I carbed in bottle...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-23-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Bottling time for Melomel

I've got a field berry melomel that is coming up on bottling time later this summer. I was planning on bottling half still in wine bottles, and half carbed in beer bottles.

I was thinking that I...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
I started with wine kits, then graduated to mead...

I started with wine kits, then graduated to mead (my roommate at the time had a fascination with vikings). By this point, I had two 7 gal carboys and a 7 gal plastic bucket. This past christmas...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-22-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,385
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
Generally ascorbic acid is added to non-acidic...

Generally ascorbic acid is added to non-acidic fermentables, such as honey, to give the yeast a more favorable environment. If you're buying juice, as said, you're unlikely to find any without it...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-20-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
If you're a handy type: My Home Among The...

If you're a handy type:

My Home Among The Hills Homemade Apple Cider Press (http://www.myhomeamongthehills.com/2008/10/homemade-apple-cider-press/)

Describes his process of apple smashing and...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-24-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
It was a Cooper's Ale Yeast, dry. I picked it up...

It was a Cooper's Ale Yeast, dry. I picked it up at my local HBS. To start it, I simply dissolved the yeast in a cup or so of the warm cider, and let it sit on counter for an hour or so. By the...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-24-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
#3. What happens if you use an apple juice with...

#3. What happens if you use an apple juice with preservatives(just curious)

This seems to be the only one still up for debate. I was concerned about this one when I made my first cider, also. I...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-21-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
On a similar note, I've just bottled my first...

On a similar note, I've just bottled my first cider with priming sugar. If it's kept around 65-70', can anyone give an estimate on how long it should take before it's carbed in bottle?
Forum: Cider Forum 02-21-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,116
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
I see you're in NS, Seamus. Are you going to...

I see you're in NS, Seamus. Are you going to Dal, StFX, Acadia, St Mary's or other? I work at Acadia. Just curious. :off:
Forum: Cider Forum 02-11-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
I just went for a ramble, thats all. I do it a...

I just went for a ramble, thats all. I do it a lot. I never know where the journey starts, just where it is.

Don't mind me.

To quote a doctor on the subject of treatment of methanol poisoning...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-10-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
When distilleries run their gear to make any...

When distilleries run their gear to make any spirits, methanol has a lower boiling point than ethanol, so will boil off before the desired product. Most will discard a certain amount of the initial...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-07-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,430
Posted By SegmentedMonkey
What exactly is in the acid blend they sell at...

What exactly is in the acid blend they sell at the HBS anyway? I've often just used a splash of lemon juice, or some ascorbic acid (vitamin c) powder that I've bought at the bulk store as my acid...
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