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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: cider scare?
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:04:27 PM »
The warm temp may have something to do with it.  IME, cotes does not create a pellicle.  Check the gravity, see if it's finished, transfer to cold under the pellicle, serve.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Repitching yeast?
« on: November 08, 2012, 06:59:29 PM »
Decant & pitch it all.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Cranberry cider help
« on: November 04, 2012, 09:04:23 AM »
Rinse, freeze, chop in food processor when ready.  the freezing will break the cell walls and make the chopping easier.  No need to cook.  I estimate you will need 5-6 bags of whole berries.

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Planning on brewing an IPA at the SBL Teach A Friend to Homebrew Day at the Savannah Homebrew shop.  Not yet settled on the specifics.  Leaning towards an all Nelson.

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Wood/Casks / Re: Charring oak cubes
« on: October 26, 2012, 07:55:43 AM »
The oak I got was a raw white oak board from a specialty lumber shop, not a big box place.  It was untreated.

I don't use it directly in beer, I soak it in liquor and then use the liquor itself.  it takes the guess work out of adding it.

You want to make sure that is not red oak, like the type used in flooring.  White oak is fine.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Which dry ale yeasts to keep as backup?
« on: October 22, 2012, 11:49:17 AM »
i usually have US-05, S-04, and 71B on hand.

this

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Other Fermentables / Re: My First Cider
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:08:44 PM »
Metalic could be a sanitation issue.  Suflur will drop with age.  Let it sit thru Feb/March.

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All Things Food / Re: Biscuits - need help!
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:52:48 AM »
White Lily Flour

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Other Fermentables / Re: Sulfur aroma in cider
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:34:22 AM »
Was the cider sulfited?  I've gotten sulfur from sulfiting the cider.  You also may be getting some aroma from the yeast which T-58 will throw off peppery and spicy notes that you are interpreting as sufur.  Age it to let the sufur drop out.  As to the finished product, you did well with getting the cider dry and keeping the apple notes.  Good job!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Hose Fittings
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:58:50 AM »
Here's the Mc Master numbers.
 'Brass Coolant Hose Couplings'  male connectors ( p/n 6739K59) and  female hose connectors ( p/n 6739K64).

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Equipment and Software / Re: Hose Fittings
« on: October 13, 2012, 07:55:56 PM »
Check out the disconnects at Mc Master.  They are the coolant line ones and are pass thru, so you would need them in cojunction with a valve.  I'll get the model numbers later.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Stainless Steel Conical as BOS
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:32:59 AM »
Brewhemouth graciously donated a conical last year to Summer Suds.  Props to those guys!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/14 Edition
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:27:49 AM »
10 gal Cranberry Zinger on Sunday

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Agree with no chocolate

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: How fast do you carbonate?
« on: September 04, 2012, 06:19:27 AM »
3-4 yrs for cider???? I do 3-4 months.

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