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  1. J

    Apfelwein question

    Thanks Frazier, good advice. I'll give it a go...
  2. J

    Apfelwein question

    So I'm going to bottle it, but now the question is do I carbonate? Per EdWorts post: "If you want to bottle and carbonate, ¾ cup of corn sugar will work fine. Use as you would carbonate a batch of beer." ***https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/edworts-apfelwein-33986/ I'm a little...
  3. J

    Apfelwein question

    So I have a 5 gal carboy of EdWort's apfelwein that I made in January of 2009...For reasons more involved than I have time or space to get into, I was never able to bottle it, so it's been sitting in the primary fermentor (in my cool and dark cellar) for a year and a half. I have tried to keep...
  4. J

    need help fast with blow off problem

    ahh...good point on the sanitizer. The purified water was just boiled-to-purify water (better than tap water). I'll add some starsan now...
  5. J

    need help fast with blow off problem

    thanks to each of you. With my limited supplies, the best I was able to do was pull a stretch of 7/16 tubing through a "universal" stopper, about 2 or 3 inches past the bottom of the stopper. Had to use pliers to pull it through since the tube was bigger than the hole and I'm not hearing any...
  6. J

    need help fast with blow off problem

    This is only my fourth batch and I have a problem. I have a batch that went into primary on saturday night. This morning, there is foam literally pouring out of my airlock. Is it too late to switch over to a blowoff, or should I just let it overflow? I'm afraid the airlock holes will clog...
  7. J

    Is Party Pig worth it???

    I'm interested in getting on of these suckers. I see it as a good step between bottling and kegging (which I currently don't have the resources for). Just wondering what others experiences have been and if it's worth the $50 or so investment. If I do a 5 gallon extract or partial, can I...
  8. J

    Newb needs feedback/help/insight

    GearBeer - looks like we'll both be drinking well this winter...I went with BobNQ3X and the recipe, and didn't alter the original spices at all. Going balls to the wall with that and hoping it turns out well. I'm also going to bottle with the molasses instead of adding to the boil...fingers...
  9. J

    Newb needs feedback/help/insight

    Thanks Bob. My date's aren't really penned in to my calendar, I should have noted that they were rough dates. I do in fact have a hyrometer and have every intention of checking it twice or thrice before racking to the secondary. As for the spices, I'm a little nervous now because I've...
  10. J

    Newb needs feedback/help/insight

    both my pales (bottling and fermenting) are 6.5, and my carboy is 6.5. I was planning on picking up 2 @ 5 gal carboys as secondaries. This way I can actually brew 2 different batches at the same time. One batch in the 6.5 carboy and one in the 6.5 pale. Whichever batch needs less fermenting...
  11. J

    Newb needs feedback/help/insight

    Thanks for the point about the plastic primary, I'll definitely make that adjustment until I can get around to buying a second carboy. I also like the idea of a 7 week secondary and 3 week bottle before tasting. Not to worried about the loss from racking, I'll just end up with a few less...
  12. J

    Newb needs feedback/help/insight

    been off the board for a while...but thanks again for all the responses... I'm definitely gonna cut back on the spices...probably by about half each McGarnigle, Fat Guy - I'll look into the honey question. The recipe calls for adding to the full boil, but I like the sound of adding later...
  13. J

    Newb needs feedback/help/insight

    Thanks for the feedback guys, and the Recipator link...very cool site. I think I'll cut back on some of the ingredients as you mentioned.
  14. J

    Newb needs feedback/help/insight

    Hey all: My first post :mug: Thanks in advance for sitting through this long post...not sure if this is the right forum, but hopefully it is... So after lots of reasearch on this board and a couple of Brewers Best "kit" beers - which turned out alright IMHO, I'm looking to step out...
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