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Forum: Cider Forum 05-23-2013, 01:12 PM
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Posted By ssuchem
cider bread

hey all so i come to you all for help. im looking at a yeast cake of us05 i used for a simple apple cider. just racked into secondary today after 7 days fermenting. fermentation has slowed but not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By ssuchem
Yes they are malted grains used specifically for...

Yes they are malted grains used specifically for brewing. They sell them in the home brew section with the kits dme lme etc.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By ssuchem
Thank you for your encouragement. I feel better...

Thank you for your encouragement. I feel better about it now. After the flurry of initial comments I felt like everyone was saying my beer was ruined and I'm an idiot. It is bubbling away so...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-15-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By ssuchem
That's super high gravity. I don't know if the...

That's super high gravity. I don't know if the yeast will start in that. If they don't you may need a starter. Also its a lot of cinnamon. I've found 1 stick per gallon to be a lot. Next time I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-15-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By ssuchem
Well I guess I goofed. That's what I get for...

Well I guess I goofed. That's what I get for winging it. Could I add more dme? Would this make it better. Also I tasted it and it didn't taste astringent at all. I do however like astringent...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-14-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By ssuchem
1st beer by myself

hello all well i decided tonight to make my 1st beer by myself, me and a friend have made a few kit brews together with great success. i have also been brewing cider with alot of success aswell. so...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-14-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By ssuchem
I used 2 fluid ounces per gallon. And no...

I used 2 fluid ounces per gallon. And no pasteurizing
Forum: Cider Forum 05-12-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By ssuchem
it was a month from the begining of fermentation...

it was a month from the begining of fermentation till i racked into secondary, but it was at final gravity after a week, sat for 3 more to see if it would settle better and let the yeast clean up any...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-09-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By ssuchem
I always have gallon batches going lol. But I'm...

I always have gallon batches going lol. But I'm leaving for a month in June. No big batches till after I get home
Forum: Cider Forum 05-09-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By ssuchem
6 ounces ajc for 3 gallons. I used 1 gal to...

6 ounces ajc for 3 gallons. I used 1 gal to make apple jack
Forum: Cider Forum 05-08-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By ssuchem
im a believer in ageing now

well today i cracked open my 1st ever aged cider, everything else ive made has gone straight from primary into bottle. this cider was as follows:
5 cans concentrate aj
10lbs juiced granny smith...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-08-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By ssuchem
damn if only i had access to delicious chemical...

damn if only i had access to delicious chemical flavorings :(
Forum: Cider Forum 05-08-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By ssuchem
shock top honeycrisp apple wheat

anyone else try this?
its pretty good and really how i wish my graff had turned out. but im wondering how i can make something close to it. says its a wheat ale brewed with cider. so should i...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-04-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By ssuchem
Yes you will concentrate methanol. But methanol...

Yes you will concentrate methanol. But methanol is already produced in home brew cider you use for this. Drinking the jack is the same as drinking 3 times the volume in cider. If you can drink 3...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-03-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By ssuchem
It was pretty simple. Froze cider in plastic...

It was pretty simple. Froze cider in plastic bottles then simply inverted them and let it drain into a pot then collected the liquid till ice was mostly white and no longer had color in it. Then...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-03-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By ssuchem
i made my 1st apple jack tonight out of a gallon...

i made my 1st apple jack tonight out of a gallon of 13% abv cider. reduced 3 of the 1st liters down t one liter so its roughly 38% stuff. pretty smooth
Forum: Cider Forum 04-26-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By ssuchem
i should also add it tasted fine, no sourness or...

i should also add it tasted fine, no sourness or anything. will the co2 from carbing inhibit its growth?
Forum: Cider Forum 04-26-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By ssuchem
so i just bottled today and after i opened my...

so i just bottled today and after i opened my aging cider it had a thin layer of what i think was film yeast. it was white and very thin. i simply skimed it off. i then added ajc to bump up enough...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-26-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By ssuchem
I too use the dishwasher and so far no continued...

I too use the dishwasher and so far no continued carbonation on even my sweetest ciders. How long did you Carb before running through the dish washer?
Forum: Cider Forum 04-21-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By ssuchem
Just out of curiosity how much is a force carbing...

Just out of curiosity how much is a force carbing set up?
Forum: Cider Forum 04-21-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By ssuchem
I sure do. Usually a mix of juiced apples and...

I sure do. Usually a mix of juiced apples and store bought apple juice concentrate. But I've done some just ajc and still got taste cider. If you use
Fresh juice pasteurizing is a good idea tho.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-20-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By ssuchem
I have gotten to 1.000 with juice and brown...

I have gotten to 1.000 with juice and brown sugar. Very clean and clear. Swell as 13% Abv. Nottingham is definitely my go to cider yeast now.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-19-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By ssuchem
hmm well i did an experiment this morning. added...

hmm well i did an experiment this morning. added some sugar to some of the yeast cake i had saved, and well it seemed like the yeast came back to life and foamed up. but im thinking a few grams of...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-19-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By ssuchem
i just experienced this aswell but after 4 weeks...

i just experienced this aswell but after 4 weeks it went to 1.000 dead on. i racked tonight and was left with a nice think dense yeast cake on the bottom. crystal clear product. going to bottle...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-19-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By ssuchem
also i should mention that i originally thought...

also i should mention that i originally thought the initial gravity was around 1.07 but after i added up all the grams of sugars, added to the water weight and divided by the 4 gallons i came with a...
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