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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2009, 05:00 AM
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Posted By jtbarclay
As a 20 year old... I know that the laws in...

As a 20 year old... I know that the laws in Minnesota are very vague relating to minors. They say that it's alright for our parents to buy us alcohol with the intention for us to consume it in...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-14-2009, 05:36 AM
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Posted By jtbarclay
Experimental First Cider

Not only was this my first cider, it was also my first brewing experience. I started with 4 gallons of Indian Summer pasteurized apple cider and 1 smack pack of wyeast 4766. After pitching it...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-11-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,878
Posted By jtbarclay
I'd assume that your recipe would work. To make...

I'd assume that your recipe would work. To make strawberry wine you can rack rhubarb wine over strawberries.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-11-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By jtbarclay
I'm not sure how the smokey flavor would be. I...

I'm not sure how the smokey flavor would be. I would consider adding some cayenne peppers to add a little heat without adding too much flavor. Sort of like dark chocolate with cayenne.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-09-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By jtbarclay
Bottle in 2 liter soda bottles, they'll withstand...

Bottle in 2 liter soda bottles, they'll withstand the pressure.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By jtbarclay
To keep it cool so it clears up.

To keep it cool so it clears up.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By jtbarclay
Table sugar is fructose

Table sugar is fructose
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By jtbarclay
My understanding is that dextrose is 100%...

My understanding is that dextrose is 100% fermentable.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By jtbarclay
Well I racked it into the secondary tonight...

Well I racked it into the secondary tonight anyways. I was getting a gravity reading just above 1.00. I'm assuming that after 20 days the yeast taste is going to go away? It currently tastes like...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-05-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By jtbarclay
Alright thanks, It was 4 gallons of Indian...

Alright thanks,

It was 4 gallons of Indian Summer brand apple cider and a smack pack of Wyeast 4766.

I don't know what the SG was, I just got a hydrometer last week. Eventually I'll buy some...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-05-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By jtbarclay
When is primary fermentation done?

It's been 9 days and 21 hours since I pitched the yeast. The airlock has slowed to about 3 bubbles per minute. Is it too soon to rack it into the secondary, or should I wait for the bubbles to stop...
Forum: Soda Making 04-05-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,704
Posted By jtbarclay
Think beer, apple juice, then cola. In that...

Think beer, apple juice, then cola. In that order, one after the other, is how it tastes to me.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,650
Posted By jtbarclay
Isn't midwest closer to the St. Louis Park...

Isn't midwest closer to the St. Louis Park ax-man? I have no idea, all I know is that I take nearly the same exit off of 100 to get to both. I went to midwest last friday when I was bored. Quite a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,650
Posted By jtbarclay
Naw, the best find of today was the pilsner glass...

Naw, the best find of today was the pilsner glass etched with my first name for 45 cents. Oh, and it also has some random date on it, but who cares, 45 cents!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,650
Posted By jtbarclay
Actually I was at 3 of them today... I woke up...

Actually I was at 3 of them today... I woke up and felt like taking a personal day. The stir rods came from the St. Louis Park location by all the glassware.

My intent was to do a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,650
Posted By jtbarclay
Used Magnetic Stir Bars

I was at a local surplus shop here in the twin cities, Ax-Man if there are any other Minnesotan's here. I picked up some magnetic stir bars for a quarter each. Is there any way I can make these...
Forum: Cider 03-31-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 52,890
Posted By jtbarclay
Hi after reading this thread I decided to...

Hi after reading this thread I decided to register here.

I currently have a 4 gallon batch of cider going in a 5 gal bucket. I've been posting updates on my personal blog...
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