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  1. Casa De Oro

    Oaking AND Backsweetening Process

    So this is my first time posting here. I have absorbed a lot of good knowledge from the well seasoned experts taking the time to answer the curious newbies' questions. So thank you all for that. That being said, I have been vinting cider for a few years now and have run into an issue that I...
  2. A

    Backsweetening After Long-Term Bulk Aging

    I have several meads that have been bulk aging in carboys for about 2-2.5 years. They stopped fermenting ages ago, then I just racked them and left them. Now, I am moving and I need to bottle them, but I want to sweeten several of them, and I have never backsweetened a mead. I have some...
  3. ConSolo

    Backsweetening with store-bought juice blend...?

    Hey guys, super new to home brewing (Santa got me a cidermaking kit where you use store bought juice.) I’m 3rd batch in, first 2 were super dry (as expected.) I’ve read a decent amount about backsweetening and it kickstarting secondary fermentation, how to stop it, fear of ‘sploding bottles...
  4. N

    noob help with priming, sweetening and flavor

    hello, guys, this is my first time here and I have a question? I have a 5 gallon batch of cider working and I used a red star premier blanc champagne yeast it's still bubbling and is coming to its end. I know it's going to be very dry and I'm not sure how to go about priming for carbonation with...
  5. V

    Monk Fruit

    So you may have heard of Dog Fish Heads beer Slightly Mighty --- its a low carb IPA sweetened with Monk Fruit. I am currently doing keto and its intrigued me and I wondered if anyone else has tried or is going to try using Monk Fruit in their beers. My thoughts are to ferment the beer as dry as...
  6. P

    Bottle carb/pasteurizing skeeter pee

    Posting this here rather than the wine forum. Has anybody successfully done the Pappers sweetening/bottle carb/stovetop pasteurization method with skeeter pee? I swear I’ve searched the entire internet and this forum and can’t seem to find any success stories. One anecdote about getting very...
  7. quid_non

    Question - How many ferment cider to completion vs. stop at a FG to maintain sweetness?

    Lots of threads out there on backsweetening cider post fermentation to get the desired final sweeetness or additional taste. I also have been doing this - it's easy and requires less attention to the product on a regular basis. Was wondering how many of ya'll stop the fermentation in the 1.010...
  8. Jonas Nielsen

    Backsweetening/flavoring blackberry wine (Beginner questions)

    Hello! I've been doing my first brew with a batch of blackberries, from what I can see the more experienced users here tends to only use the berries and don't add water. My ratio was closer to 1kg/1kg/3.4L for berry/sugar/water. So somewhat thin, but it was what most recipes i found at the time...