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Old 02-20-2007, 10:49 PM   #871
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Alright I got all of my equipment today and I'm ready to go...except the apple juice. Whats the verdict on the absorbic acid? Anyone made any successfully with it? Also I bought 2 lbs of corn sugar, how much should I use for a 3 gallon batch? One more thing, do I rehydrate the yeast? I though I read EdWort say somewhere in here that he doesn't (don't hate me if it's a mis-quote ). Sorry about all the questions, it's my first time...be gentle.
Look up 1 post for the yeast answer...

 
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:57 PM   #872
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Whoops, sorry.

 
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:06 PM   #873
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I'm going to go to the hippie grocery store and get organic juice. So you can ignore the absorbic acid question, but I do have a new one. How much water/vodka do I need to put in my airlock? I have an "S type" on that looks identical to this one: Airlock. Once again forgive my ignorance and thank you in advance.

 
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:07 PM   #874
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hahah, dont worry about absorbic acid, look around post 40ish, when I first brewed my apfelwein I found it had Dimethyl Dicarbonate in my apple juice, I thought I was stuffed, but it turned out fantastic!!!

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Old 02-20-2007, 11:20 PM   #875
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made mine two nights ago.. and it is fermenting like crazy! i am getting like 2 bps out of it.. looks nice!

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:05 AM   #876
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How much water/vodka do I need to put in my airlock? I have an "S type" on that looks identical to this one: Airlock. Once again forgive my ignorance and thank you in advance.
First, get yourself some nice Tito's Hand made Vodka from Austin. Chill it, then get a measuring cup out and pour out 1/4 cup. Carefully add it to your airlock till it is half full and equal across the two globes. Toss the rest back as a shot. Filling an airlock will never be the same.

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Old 02-21-2007, 12:23 AM   #877
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First, get yourself some nice Tito's Hand made Vodka from Austin. Chill it, then get a measuring cup out and pour out 1/4 cup. Carefully add it to your airlock till it is half full and equal across the two globes. Toss the rest back as a shot. Filling an airlock will never be the same.
Damn all I have is smirnoff, guess it'll have to do, but I do like your method.

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:49 AM   #878

I never used vodka. I have always used a rinse-free sanitizer in my air locks.

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Old 02-21-2007, 01:42 AM   #879
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Alright, I did it!!! It's in the corner hopefully starting to do its thing. I want to thank everyone for the help. I'll probably have more questions throughout the process, and I now know that there will be a great group of people to help talk me through it.

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:56 AM   #880
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Alright, I did it!!! It's in the corner hopefully starting to do its thing. I want to thank everyone for the help. I'll probably have more questions throughout the process, and I now know that there will be a great group of people to help talk me through it.
Glad we could help... That's what the forum is for...

YAY, i actually helped!

 
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