Skip to comments.Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #15 September 28, 2012
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
Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. Last week I started a Hard Cider and I thought I would give yall 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 yall think?
Ping to the FReeper homebrewing list.
Beer & Brats! (and maybe some Oxtail soup) :-)
bottle age..... and don’t kill the yeast, will be bright and bubbly...!!!!
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!
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!
might add just a touch more sugar if u want the carbonation
Do I bottle using a priming sugar like I do beer?
Nice! Get brewing!
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
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.
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.
Ah yes! Beer for a thirsty Marine - nothing better! Give him my best wishes and thanks for his service!
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!
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.
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!
Wow! Thanks for that link! Good luck with your first Cider!
Oh Yes! Let us know how the beer is and those bratwurst and ox-on-the-spit!
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