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  1. 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...
  2. Lele

    Belgian tripel sugar quesiton

    Hello and greetings from Italy :) And sorry for my English :( Until recently we were told that table sugar gives cider flavor to the beer. But then in “Brew like a monk” there’s written that it isn’t true. But in some experiment, somebody noticed that, specially with some yeast (such us...
  3. D

    Fixing a very tart cider?

    We made a few batches of cider at the beginning of september, that are tasting extremely tart. Like bite into a lemon tart. A friend suggested calcium carbonate to mellow them out a bit. We tried it on a few test bottles and it helped a little bit. But they are still extremely "sour apple"...
  4. P

    Irish Red Tastes Bad

    I bottled this Irish red 2 weeks ago and just tasted it. It is cloying sweet and a little cidery flavored, plus not too clear. Grains & Adjuncts 1.00 lbs Munich Malt 4.00 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter 3.00 ozs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 3.00 ozs Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L 2.00 ozs Roasted...