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    Ginger and raisen ale

    I went ahead and tried it anyway with two gallons syphoned off my main brew. One has 100g raisin And 20g ginger the other double of each. I cut the bits up and put some boiling water over them to loosen up and get some flavour out and then once cooled put into Demi john and then beer on top...
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    Ginger and raisen ale

    So I am going to make a pale ale out of what I can get from a weakly stocked local brew shop. I have always wanted to add raisin to my beer and ginger. So I thought I could try both, what do people think? I don't have the time or patience to try a small batch so it will be all or nothing in...
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    To wash or not to wash, that is the question

    This sounds like an easy way yo reuse the yeast. What exactly is the wash technique? In my mind if I just add some water and swirled it around I would just be watering it down. Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
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    Flat Cider and ginger beer!

    Abv was around the 5-6%. Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
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    Flat Cider and ginger beer!

    I think I used a champagne yeast or a simple cider yeast. I wouldn't have waited longer than a month to bottle. One set bottled for 18m the other 9. Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
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    Flat Cider and ginger beer!

    I had the 18m cider stored upside down and still no seal. They were the hallow ones so I was going to freeze the bottom to take the crud out. It's actually really annoying it didn't work. So no risk I bottled to late? Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
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    Flat Cider and ginger beer!

    So the cider I made is flat in the bottles. I'm not sure if it's because the champagne plastic corks I used are crap or I bottled it to late and there was no yeast left to ferment the priming sugar?! One batch is 18m old and the other 9m. I was thinking of making some ginger beer and heard it...
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    No bottle carbonation.

    I have been making beer and cider for about 5 years now. All my homemade drinks I let carbonate in the bottle. This year I used fizzy wine bottles and plastic champaign corks for my cider. I primed with sugar as usual but after 6 months the bottle I tried had no fizz. I tried it early as a...
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    Cider open for a few days

    Thanks Mozart. Will wait and see. Don't want to waste.
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    Cider open for a few days

    So I had two gallons of finished fermenting cider, or so I thought, in demijohns in the shed. Some time in the last few days or possible more. The bungs pushed out due to fermentation leaving them open. There was a dead fly in one? So I siphoned out the cider leaving behind crud and mixed some...
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    Champagn disgorging

    Hi, I want to freeze the neck of my champagne bottles for disgorging. Has anyone ever tried using this before? I am using glass bottles and hollow plastic champagne stoppers. http://www.wickes.co.uk/pipe-freezing-kit/invt/424921/ Thanks guys.
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    Red wine stored in keg?

    I have c02 gas canisters I use to dispense my beers , the large ones not the small one time chargers, and I won't prime the wine just when I need to dispense. Which like my long serving ciders will end up flat 10 seconds initial burst. I suppose! Fizzy red wine! Is that sangria but full on.
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    Red wine stored in keg?

    Is there any reason I can't store my red wine from a syrup based mix in one of my unused king kegs? I'm going to drink through it at such a reasonable pace I'm thinking why bottle them up.
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    Moonshine cider?

    Is the juice from a carton you bought from a shop or you pressed from apples? If from a carton don't expect great cider. This is normally referred to as turbo cider.
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