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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #15 September 28, 2012
9-28-2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 09/28/2012 3:32:43 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232

Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!

Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew

 

BEER


Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. Last week I started a Hard Cider and I thought I would give y’all some details. I used three containers of 12 oz frozen concentrated Apple juice and spring water to make one gallon. Original Gravity (O.G.) was 1.060. I also made a yeast starter using some of the Apple juice and a couple tsps of sugar and Safale 05 yeast. I aerated the jug of apple juice and added a tsp of yeast nutrient. Pitched the yeast starter put an air lock on and about 3 hours later I had some slow bubbling action. Yeah! About five hours later it was a steady bubbling every second. So after a week there is a very, very slow bubbling airlock. I will wait one more week checking the gravity and then to rack to a secondary then bottle it after 2 weeks. Should I age it in the secondary longer or bottle age it? Whatcha y’all think?


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1 posted on 09/28/2012 3:32:53 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Ping to the FReeper homebrewing list.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 3:34:36 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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It's also the first weekend of Octoberfest!

Beer & Brats! (and maybe some Oxtail soup) :-)

3 posted on 09/28/2012 3:34:39 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

bottle age..... and don’t kill the yeast, will be bright and bubbly...!!!!


4 posted on 09/28/2012 3:40:14 PM PDT by DragonMarine (Capitalism works, but it has to be paid for. (From the halls of Montezuma...))
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To: South40

I assume they found enough bottles and kegs for the Octoberfest. A few weeks ago there was a thread about a shortage of both kegs and bottles to supply the O’fest with enough Beer!


5 posted on 09/28/2012 3:40:32 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My brother has made beer before & it was pretty good ... don’t think I’m quite up to that, but I’m ready to try this!

http://www.backwoodsmanmag.com/images/Feature%20Article%20PDFs/marapr11_HardCider_2.pdf


6 posted on 09/28/2012 3:41:03 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: DragonMarine

might add just a touch more sugar if u want the carbonation


7 posted on 09/28/2012 3:41:39 PM PDT by DragonMarine (Capitalism works, but it has to be paid for. (From the halls of Montezuma...))
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To: DragonMarine

Do I bottle using a priming sugar like I do beer?


8 posted on 09/28/2012 3:41:57 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MissMagnolia

Nice! Get brewing!


9 posted on 09/28/2012 3:46:20 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I forgot = I did add one full cup of sugar to the apple juice. The original gravity of the juice was at 1.042 and the sugar brought it up to 1.060


10 posted on 09/28/2012 3:49:13 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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I just bottle mine when it gets down to 1.015. I don't clarify it like I do beer. It will clarify in the bottle well enough for me.

/johnny

11 posted on 09/28/2012 3:56:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Got the goods together to brew and keg a batch of Blond Ale. My oldest son is on his way home on leave from the Corp. I figure it’s time to get him on the road to the world of homebrew. I’ll hand him the “yard” of IPA when he hits the door.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 3:56:57 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Howdy RD. How is Texas treating you? I have everything for home brewing, but have not done it in a few years. Started with the malt syrup and the inevitable boil overs when breaking the fermentables on the kitchen stove. Then I went to doing large batches at a time at a local brew store that had large vats and used hand ground malted barley. Used to do 15 or so cases at a time of large bottles. I should give wine a try.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 4:01:51 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: BigpapaBo

Ah yes! Beer for a thirsty Marine - nothing better! Give him my best wishes and thanks for his service!


14 posted on 09/28/2012 4:02:21 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MtnClimber

Go for it! Mead is a very easy way to get started again no heat or boiling involved. Just some honey and yeast nutrient and some good wine or mead yeast and of course time!


15 posted on 09/28/2012 4:07:27 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I hadn't heard about any bottle or keg shortages but I'll be there tonight, day one, just to be safe. :-)

http://www.germanclubsandiego.org/events/oktoberfest

16 posted on 09/28/2012 4:07:27 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Good luck with the cider.

I want to do a cider but being a total newbie to brewing I’m starting with Ed Wort’s Apfelwine: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/man-i-love-apfelwein-14860/
Seems incredibly cheap, simple and near foolproof.
Started it this afternoon.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: MtnClimber

Texas is treating me well, enjoying it. But my gardening was limited to a raised bed this year and has not done well in the heat, I got a very late start. So beer brewing and mead and cider are filling the void for now. I still have a few jars of canned tomatoes left from last year that I have been using in recipes. But sadly no fresh maters from the garden for slicing and eating. Miss those fresh maters!


18 posted on 09/28/2012 4:17:20 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mrsmith

Wow! Thanks for that link! Good luck with your first Cider!


19 posted on 09/28/2012 4:23:39 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: South40

Oh Yes! Let us know how the beer is and those bratwurst and ox-on-the-spit!


20 posted on 09/28/2012 4:42:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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