Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum:

GratefulBear
Reaction score
14

Latest activity Postings About

    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear replied to the thread Hard cider very bitter.
      Lactic acid is produced by the bacteria used in sour beers, so is that where you're coming from? I would assume the amount of lactic...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear reacted to bernardsmith's post in the thread Hard cider very bitter with Like Like.
      What was the source of your apple juice? That may be the source of the problem. Have you measured the TA? TA measures the amount of...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear replied to the thread Hard cider very bitter.
      I should add, I keg and don't pasteurize my cider and frequently use unpasteurized local cider instead of storebought juice. There may...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear replied to the thread Hard cider very bitter.
      I've never met a cider that got worse over time. The closest thing would be a dry hopped cider where the hop flavoring became more...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear reacted to hawkwing's post in the thread Apple cider brewing with Like Like.
      What is your process? Recipe? I have made cider from different kinds of apples successfully. I can’t see your source of apples being the...
    • GratefulBear
      That's good to know. I tend to make fully dry cider so that probably has something to do with it too. Acidity plus 8% alcohol and no...
    • GratefulBear
      This probably doesn't answer your question but FYI most of my own small orchard apples are "eating" types. Generally the pH is in the...
    • GratefulBear
      I came across some pretty intense discussions on chemistry in my searches on this topic but definitely lacking clarity. Also, looked...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear replied to the thread Quick Question..
      How long are you waiting to make sure there's no bubbles coming out the airlock? Sometimes they're spaced out quite a bit. Could...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear replied to the thread Quick Question..
      I've never heard of spices changing anything.. I suppose it's possible some have antiseptic properties and could slow yeast down but...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear reacted to B.Matraszek1993's post in the thread Quick Question. with Like Like.
      The day before yesterday finally some bubbles appeared. Now it's all foamy and active, patience paid off. However, I do seem to have a...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear replied to the thread Beer exploding.
      Good to know. I hate the waste and equipment involved in canning but I keep finding myself wanting to buy a can seamer.. Especially...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear reacted to Andres Falconer's post in the thread Beer exploding with Like Like.
      It was a 1 liter bottle, with the Grolsch-type flip-top. Bigger bottle, more pressure, and yes, it exploded. I’ve noticed that some of...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear replied to the thread Beer exploding.
      Was the bottle that exploded a Grolsch swing-top? I was thinking about using them primarily because I thought the excess pressure would...
    • GratefulBear
      GratefulBear reacted to JAReeves's post in the thread Beer exploding with Like Like.
      I had two stouts in a row get infected and gush/bottle bomb. I took the cases out into the driveway and popped each one while still in...
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
Top