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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-11-2012, 05:21 PM
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Posted By PattyM
Anyone try this yeast in a cider?

Anyone try this yeast in a cider?
Forum: Cider Forum 11-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,538
Posted By PattyM
AWKBrewing13...Who is your LHBS? I'm from MI too...

AWKBrewing13...Who is your LHBS? I'm from MI too and wondered which store has cider recipes?
Forum: Cider 10-12-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 104,216
Posted By PattyM
...or use the type of tongs used when canning...

...or use the type of tongs used when canning food. They are non-slip rubber coated and hi-temp safe (pressure canned mason jars get much hotter than the bottles do).
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By PattyM
Looks like my local orchard (Erwin's) takes the...

Looks like my local orchard (Erwin's) takes the record for high prices. They don't have apples either and are shipping them in from mid-michigan somewhere to feed their cider press. My son bought a...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-09-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,487
Posted By PattyM
...for what it's worth (since I don't know if you...

...for what it's worth (since I don't know if you were able to measure your sample) the FG of room temp flat Evil Genius is 1.038. Much sweeter than most of their other offerings. I hope this info...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,480
Posted By PattyM
I second this! It's my favorite from Woodchuck. I...

I second this! It's my favorite from Woodchuck. I would love to clone this recipe. I took a gravity reading of a flat room temp bottle of Woodchuck Fall. It measures 1.038. Much sweeter than their...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-26-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,487
Posted By PattyM
I haven't tasted the Funky Monkey yet. No one...

I haven't tasted the Funky Monkey yet. No one near me has it on the shelf. I'll have to pick up a bottle next time I'm at B Nektar (I'm lucky enough to live near by). I'd still be interested in your...
Forum: Cider 09-22-2012, 05:24 PM
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Views: 593,916
Posted By PattyM
Took 3 bottles of this to brew club meeting on...

Took 3 bottles of this to brew club meeting on Thursday. It was a BIG hit! I ended up back sweetening with to cans of frozen apple juice concentrate and bottling. That got it to 1.020. After 3 days...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-21-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,487
Posted By PattyM
Thanks YeastieBoys! I'm going to get the hops...

Thanks YeastieBoys! I'm going to get the hops this weekend and will try a 1 Gal test batch.

BTW...I see you started a Funky Monkey clone awhile back...how did that turn out? Do you have a recipe...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-18-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,487
Posted By PattyM
Bumping this to see if anyone is working on a...

Bumping this to see if anyone is working on a recipe. According to B. Nektar's website, Evil Genius has Chinook, Cluster and Cascade hops. Can anyone suggest which hop is used for which purpose...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-16-2012, 10:21 PM
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Posted By PattyM
+5 = 2525

+5 = 2525
Forum: Cider 09-16-2012, 04:19 PM
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Views: 593,916
Posted By PattyM
Thanks for the link Clifton. Your recipe sounds...

Thanks for the link Clifton. Your recipe sounds interesting but it takes me in the opposite direction of where I want to go. I want more of a cider, less of a beer. Just sweeter than the OP of...
Forum: Cider 09-15-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 593,916
Posted By PattyM
I used a 6 gallon carboy with Notty and a 3 piece...

I used a 6 gallon carboy with Notty and a 3 piece airlock with no issues.
Forum: Cider 09-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,542
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Posted By PattyM
Want SHE-Graf please...

I too would like a slighly sweeter finished Graff. I made the original recipe using 120L and notty, hoping it would finish a bit sweeter. It tasted ok, but not what I was hoping for. The guys think...
Forum: Cider 09-03-2012, 03:35 PM
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Posted By PattyM
I'm getting ready to brew this today as was...

I'm getting ready to brew this today as was wondering if anyone has back sweetened, bottled and then BOTTLE PASTERIZED this? I tend to like things around 1.012-1.020 and it looks like this will...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-08-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,617
Views: 258,744
Posted By PattyM
I use an old wood cutting board to put jars from...

I use an old wood cutting board to put jars from the pressure canner on. You can see them still boiling in the jar when they are removed. Never broke one yet. Just keep them out of any drafts. Should...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-24-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By PattyM
Thanks MarkKF. It's been 24 hours since I racked...

Thanks MarkKF. It's been 24 hours since I racked it on to the sulfite and Sorbate. FG still at 1.002. Should I let it clear before back sweetening or add it now and then let it clear? I want to...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-24-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By PattyM
Thanks Mojzis for the reply. I was afraid that...

Thanks Mojzis for the reply. I was afraid that using the unfiltered juice might have been a mistake. I've made Apfelwein before but the juice I used for that was clear. This time Costco only had the...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-23-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By PattyM
Unfiltered Apple Juice-Will it eventually clear?

I used Costco unfiltered apple juice to make some Cherry Apple Cider. It's been a week since pitching Motrachet yeast. It's gone from 1.081 to 1.002. I racked it on to sulfite and Sorbate and want to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-23-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5,019
Views: 276,958
Posted By PattyM
+5 made in Jan and bottled in Apr 24,450 + 5=...

+5 made in Jan and bottled in Apr
24,450 + 5= 24,455
Forum: Cider Forum 07-23-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,357
Posted By PattyM
This is down to 1.002 this morning. Wow that...

This is down to 1.002 this morning. Wow that fermented fast even at 64-67 degrees. I racked onto sulfite and Sorbate and will give it 24 hours and check the gravity again. Headed to the store to buy...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-22-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By PattyM
I've used light brown sugar in that recipe and it...

I've used light brown sugar in that recipe and it tasted great. It was a little darker color when finished than the batch with corn sugar. A little more Carmel taste too. I used 2 pounds in a 5...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-20-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,357
Posted By PattyM
I started this on Sunday the 15th and by Thursday...

I started this on Sunday the 15th and by Thursday the 19th it had already dropped from 1.081 to 1.014... So I guess I will just let this ferment out and probably stabilize and back sweeten with...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-16-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,487
Posted By PattyM
Bump. Any progress in cloning the "Evil Genius"?...

Bump. Any progress in cloning the "Evil Genius"? I've tried a bottle and really liked it! I would like to make this my next batch. Especially if it could be ready to drink in 3 months or less. What...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-16-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,357
Posted By PattyM
Thanks for the suggestions. I was looking at this...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was looking at this as a 'variation' to the Apfelwein (German Hard Cider) which uses Motrachet yeast. I ended up using that mostly because I had in on hand. I was...
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