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Old 10-15-2013, 06:54 PM
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I brewed again today. Belgian Tripel, or is it trippel? anyway, second beer in a row that I nailed the mash temp, end volume and starting gravity for the batch. I keep going like this and I might get the last three batched brewed soon!
All that and a loaf of bread baking in the oven.
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20 gallons of fresh pressed raw apple cider is sitting in buckets in my kitchen. Soon the process of turning it in to delicious hard cider shall begin!
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:57 PM
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Mmmm! Does an apple fermented into hard alcohol a day still keep the doctor away?
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:46 PM
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20 gallons of fresh pressed raw apple cider is sitting in buckets in my kitchen. Soon the process of turning it in to delicious hard cider shall begin!
gduck, do you back-sweeten your cider after fermentation? I made a batch of hard cider a couple years back and can't say it was my best. You could taste the apple flavor, but the yeast ate all of the sweet.
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gduck, do you back-sweeten your cider after fermentation? I made a batch of hard cider a couple years back and can't say it was my best. You could taste the apple flavor, but the yeast ate all of the sweet.
It depends on how well the yeast ferments things out. Last time I made cider I used an ale yeast that wasn't very happy with its environment and left a fair bit of residual sugar behind. My wife and her friend loved it, but it was too sweet for me. This year I'm trying out three different cider specific yeasts. I do like things on the really dry side, but if they all ferment out I'll probably do a bit of backsweetening. Maybe with some honey.
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I did spike mine with some brown sugar. It was dry, but didn't take much to knock the edge off of the day.
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Something to give you a giggle on this day of fall...

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Bad news guys. I'd read that a beer a day helps your HDL cholesterol stay higher like it's supposed to be. So I had a beer a day in 2012, got HDL of 52. I quit drinking beer, other than maybe one a month, this year. HDL result today is 54 now (better). I'm only one data point, but still......
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Bad news guys. I'd read that a beer a day helps your HDL cholesterol stay higher like it's supposed to be. So I had a beer a day in 2012, got HDL of 52. I quit drinking beer, other than maybe one a month, this year. HDL result today is 54 now (better). I'm only one data point, but still......
Well I stopped drinking beer and my HDL went down so there!!
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