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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #13 September 14, 2012
Free Republic | 9-14-2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 09/14/2012 3:31:54 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 Clod Brew

 

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Last week we discussed making Hard Apple Cider. I don't live in an apple growing area and can't get local fresh pressed Apple Cider. I made the rounds of all the grocery stores in search of 100% unfiltered Apple Cider from fresh pressed apples. All I could find was a fresh pressed that had all the preservatives that are warned against when making a Hard Cider. In my wanderings I did find a commercial Hard Cider at a Krogers, Hornby's Hard Cider - Amber Draft, I bought a six pack. I have never had Hard Cider before and I was disappointed. I was expecting more of an apple flavor and aroma. I am now more determined in producing a Homebrewed Hard Cider. Can frozen Apple concentrate be used with any acceptable success?


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1 posted on 09/14/2012 3:32:04 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Pinging the Homebrewer’s List.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 3:33:22 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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This was a small portion of last years harvest...

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3 posted on 09/14/2012 3:34:19 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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What ever you do don't drink the area 51 alien brew @ K's, unless you like paying 8 bucks a six for budweiser.

Looks like food processor and fresh apples time.

4 posted on 09/14/2012 3:36:05 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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In my experience, only if it doesn't have the preservatives.

Don't expect hard cider to taste like apples. It tastes like hard cider. Somewhat harsh, maybe a little sweet, depending.

My 'cider' summer brew is doing great, moving into cooler weather. I may be asleep in a couple of hours.

/johnny

5 posted on 09/14/2012 3:37:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Wow great looking Hops harvest, what variety are they?


6 posted on 09/14/2012 3:38:13 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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To: gorush
Are those grubs or hops? Because one of those two things goes in beer... ;)

/johnny

7 posted on 09/14/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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The one I had seemed to have a slight and I mean very slight hint of a vinegar back taste to it. Is that to be expected? This was a sill Hard Cider do you carbonate yours?


8 posted on 09/14/2012 3:42:32 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

Cascade mostly...some nugget.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 3:42:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: JRandomFreeper

All the frozen concentrates I found did not have the offending preservatives.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 3:46:33 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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If you need a reference to a good source, reply via FR mail.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 3:47:51 PM PDT by research99
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Mine is carbonated. It's got an acidic twang to it.

Best to try it with no pre-conceptions. Accept it for what it is, H6C2O, with flavoring.

/johnny

12 posted on 09/14/2012 3:48:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Semper Fi, Brother! Thank you and your family for your outstanding service to our Nation! Please add me to your ping list - one of my jobs during college was working in a home wine-making retail store. I specialized in beers and have brewed some pretty nice Ales in my time. Also have done some hard cider. My product was more like a wine than cider - I used to get some pretty high alcohol. I used champagne yeast.

I used to go up the road to McCutcheon's in Frederick, Maryland. They sold unfiltered cider in just about any quantity you could ask for. I also used to buy honey there - much cheaper and also much better than what you find in the supermarket. Made a few batches of mead along the way as well. Haven't been active the last several years - just too busy.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 09/14/2012 3:49:17 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Sugars and yeasts make alcohol if there aren't any preservatives.

Try it. It can't cost that much. At the worst, you feed the garden some nutrients.

/johnny

14 posted on 09/14/2012 3:51:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I would like to try and clone the Bavarian dark lager produced by Uli Bennewitz at his Weeping Radish Brewery in North Carolina. Not interested in lagering but figure someone has come up with a pretty good home brewing recipe. Any ideas?


15 posted on 09/14/2012 3:52:33 PM PDT by concentric circles
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Please add me to your ping list. About time for some serious learning here. burpppp.....


16 posted on 09/14/2012 3:53:04 PM PDT by tall_tex
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You have been added.

I brewed up a Cranberry Mead last Nov. It was bottled about 5 months ago and should be ready for Thanksgiving.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 4:04:49 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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Thanks very much!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 09/14/2012 4:07:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Not beer or wine related, but headin’ to the Kentucky Bourbon Fest tomorrow. Need a break from all the news......


19 posted on 09/14/2012 4:07:28 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: tall_tex

You have been added.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 4:09:07 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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