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    Apple/Pineapple Cider

    Trying a small batch of half apple and half pineapple cider. I'll post back with results. I didn't take any gravity readings.
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    Got bored....

    I'll look for some. My LHBS is much more wine oriented, so I'm not sure if that will increase or decrease the chances.
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    Got bored....

    I've heard that as well. That's why I just did a gallon. I like trying this odd stuff. I fermented some natural lemonade this summer. It was the most awful craipshaith I've ever consumed.
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    Got bored....

    And put EC118 (I think) in a gallon of organic pineapple/coconut drink. The only thing that made me pause were the ingredients: Has several natural gums to up the viscosity, and sodium amalgamate. Couldn't see anything online that made me want to not do it. Its bubbling away like crazy. No...
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    Perry

    I have trouble with the patience end as well. What really got me was thinking it might be ruined after four months and noticing the airlock was really low and letting air into the carboy. I put more water in it and waited it out and it seems fine. I'm much better at being patient with it in a...
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    Perry

    After aging 6 months I added sugar and bottled today. The sweetness is just beginning to show. I could probably have aged this another 6 months and it would be better. If it turns out the way I hope I may buy a new 5 gallon carboy and put some on a shelf for a year to see.
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    Larry's hard lemonade

    Consider this a failed experiment. The most retched, sour, yeasty nastiness you can imagine. Glad I only did a gallon.
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    Pre chiller

    I'm in Georgia. My tap water is fairly cool. I'll start with a chiller then see if I need a pre chiller. I've been sticking the pot in an ice bath. Hopefully a chiller will be better than that. If I do an ice bath and a chiller that should help. Thanks
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    Pre chiller

    I'm still doing five gallon extract batches. I'm about to get a wort chiller. How much would a pre chiller help at this level? Seems like a lot of money for possibly little result. Do I really need a pre chiller?
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    Advice please....

    Three weeks ago I made a perry from 2.5 gallons of pasturized pear juice from my Kroger. All I did was add a little dextrose and pitch the yeast. It still smells of sulphur. It isn't the prominent aroma, but it is more than "just a presence". The flavor is ok, but the smell distracts. Is...
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    Auto Siphon

    I may have a hole in my hose. I'll check that first. I got the hose from my LHBS, and it is a TIGHT fit.
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    Auto Siphon

    Bottled today. My siphon kept stalling. My carboy was higher than my bottling bucket. I would pump the siphon and it would start and run for about a minute, then it would trickle, then stop. Is there a trick to this or do I have a leak?
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    Larry's hard lemonade

    Didn't mean to confuse....I'm the Larry in "Larry's Lemonade" for the sake of this thread. I'll have to check out the other though.
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    Larry's hard lemonade

    I don't know if this is where this belongs, but I post here more often than not, so..... I'm fermenting a gallon of "Simply Lemonade", a store bought beverage that is what it says, simply lemonade. I used Lalvin EC-1118. I thought with the acidity of the lemon juice the fermentation might...
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    noob questions

    I just started a perry tonight. I'll check in to see how yours is going.
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