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Forum: Cider Forum 07-27-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By sashurlow
I can't comment on your particular recipe BUT... ...

I can't comment on your particular recipe BUT... I have made some very successfull Raspberry cider mixing it with apple juice and raisins. My recipe was something like whole raspberries soaked in...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By sashurlow
Using homegrown hops in recipes

When I read a recipe that calls for 3oz of hops is that an accurate figure for dried hops from my plants? Or do hops purchased from a store use different figures?
Also, how do green hops compare to...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By sashurlow
I believe I just answered my own questions... By...

I believe I just answered my own questions... By definition it would have to be a single malt extract. For my standards, you bet it would work. It would be a SESH instead of a SMaSH.
This fall I...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By sashurlow
Thaymond... I am a total noob with beer. Can I...

Thaymond... I am a total noob with beer. Can I do a SMASH with extract? This would also be my learning beer brews.
Thanks
Forum: Hops Growing 07-07-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By sashurlow
Best recipe for comparing hops

So I just posted something about the easiest receip for lagers and then researched what it takes to make a lager. Lets try something else... I have not brewed beer before but have a very firm...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By sashurlow
easiest lager recipe

Hey all,
I have 4 hops varieties (lots of Centential, some Mt Hood, a little Spalter Select and Tea Maker). I have never brewed beer since I mostly do cider and a little bit of wine. This fall I...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-15-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By sashurlow
Dabinet, Yarlington Mill and Kinston Black seem...

Dabinet, Yarlington Mill and Kinston Black seem to be the most common ones mentioned. I've heard of Brown Snout too. I just might have to go with Dabinet and add a couple of branches on a couple...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-13-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By sashurlow
If you could only have one bittersweet...

If you could only have one bittersweet what would it be?
I recently did some more grafting (adding a second variety to existing trees) and wonder if I need more bitterweets. Currently a couple...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-13-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By sashurlow
I've heard of a couple of them. You definately...

I've heard of a couple of them. You definately will have your bittersweets covered. Can't say what the blend will be like as I don't know which apples are sweet, sharp or bittersweet. The size of...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By sashurlow
The advantage of apples and grapes are tannin...

The advantage of apples and grapes are tannin content. If you look at what you can do with wines, you can most definately do it with "ciders". Most fruit wines add grapes/rasins and dilute with...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-22-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By sashurlow
cambden post

Everyone has questions about cambden. Is it possible to have a cambden sticky?
Regardless, here are my current questions...
Is it possible to over-cambden?
Just how exactly DOES cambden work?...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-22-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By sashurlow
adding cider apples to purchased cider?

This year has been quite frustrating. Between my grinder problems and the price of apples going up it hasn't been happy so far and then my pressing was pretty underwealming (grinder problems...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-28-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By sashurlow
What others said. I brew my cider in carboys,...

What others said. I brew my cider in carboys, let them ferment dry and clear out in the carboys, wait 8-9 months in the carboys, then transfer them to the keg, add cambden to kill the yeast and add...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-22-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By sashurlow
It just ice cider. Ice cider is done by a few...

It just ice cider. Ice cider is done by a few people in my part of the country.
I posted a question a while ago and got an exclent answer....
Forum: Cider Forum 09-22-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,329
Posted By sashurlow
http://picasaweb.google.com/111554988849488925721/...

http://picasaweb.google.com/111554988849488925721/AppleGrinder2010?gsessionid=_f7jXNl1QX4k8zFbOVPH_A

The inspiration came VERY heavily off of this. My problem was the apples were lodging them...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-21-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,329
Posted By sashurlow
I'm Done... DIY apple grinder rant

I'm done.
I didn't like the abilities of a garbage disposal grinder so this past winter and summer I have been building a wheel grinder. I used the idea of a large wheel with stainless strips for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By sashurlow
saison vs IPA

This is probably a beginners question but what is the difference in a recipe between an IPA and a saison? I'm not a fan of IPA's but love saisons. The are both very hoppy but in completely...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-31-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By sashurlow
rust spots

I have rust spots on a very large ash tree, apple trees and my hops all within short distance of each other. I have read that is a fungal disease and nothing seriously bad. I also have only read...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-13-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By sashurlow
keeping a party tap clean

I have my keg setup in my damp basement right now. The last few times I have used it, white mildew or mold is on the outside of my party tap. I've cleaned it off with paper towel and used the tap...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-12-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By sashurlow
My suggestions for training would be a...

My suggestions for training would be a combination of walking and bike riding. Low impact and healthy.
My suggestions for your ugly pots would be to place the black pots inside a pretty looking...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-24-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By sashurlow
I'm pretty certain you alway want grape or apple...

I'm pretty certain you alway want grape or apple added to whatever you are brewing. Grapes and Apples naturally have lots of tannins.
2 days is not very long. Give it a week before you worry. How...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By sashurlow
New England weather this year

Has anyone one else in New England had a slow growth year. In Vermont we have had consitently cool mornings. A co-worker of mine recently pointed out that her vegatable garden isn't growing that...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-17-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By sashurlow
Three cans of apple juice??? Is that 1.5 cans...

Three cans of apple juice??? Is that 1.5 cans per five gallons or three cans per five gallons? I added .5 can per five gallon to make is slightly sweeter. 1 can per 5 gallons made it quite sweet....
Forum: Cider Forum 06-07-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,844
Posted By sashurlow
"Made With Hand-Picked Apples"

Yesterday in my local grocer I saw a bottle of Stella Artois Cidre. It had a label that said "Made with hand picked apples". I realize that Stella is Anheuser-Inbev but why not try a Belgium mass...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-31-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By sashurlow
Its my yeast of choice. I have also tried sweet...

Its my yeast of choice. I have also tried sweet mead, dry mead/champain and S04/nottingham. Of all my brews, I have had good luck with it so I'm sticking with it.
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