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Old 10-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #11
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Sep 2007
Mendon, UT
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Day six, bubbles much slower now, smell is almost gone, should be ready to transfer and add spices within a few days.

You know, a clear bucket would be sweet for a primary for head space and so I can actually see what's going on. The great white bucket makes it somewhat mysterious...
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Coming soon... - A couple wheat beers and another Irish Red Ale for summer
In the works - Red Headed Ryerish Ale
Drinking - Sweet 'n Hard Cider, Grapleberry Wine Cooler

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Old 10-10-2007, 02:37 AM   #12
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Aug 2007
Omaha, Nebraska
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If you got the stink you know it's working!

My batch smelled like rotten eggs for the first two weeks. At bottling, the sulfur smell and taste was very noticeable. After sitting in the bottles for a few weeks, the magic cider fairy comes along and blesses each bottle, vanquishing all negative off-flavors.

Seriously, it's like magic; perfect every time!

Primary 1: House Ale (yay!)
Primary 2: empty
Primary 3: empty
Primary 4: empty
Bottle Conditioning: Apfelwein
Bottle Conditioning: Apfelwein + Blueberry
Kegged/Drinking: Partigyle Brown Ale
Conditioning: New House Barley Wine
Conditioning: Ghetto canned kit bitter (Surprisingly getting better w/ age)
Just Finished: Edwort's Apfelwein
Up next: More House Ale ?!?

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