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by Maslow
Fri May 27, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Fermented Drinks
Topic: recipies for testing homegrown hops
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: recipies for testing homegrown hops -

How do they smell? You could dry hop like mad if you've got tons of hops. You might get a super aroma. Higher gravity brews also tend to handle more hops better. I've got hops I've grown that I keep in the freezer and they seem to keep pretty well. One year I kep them in the fridge and after a while...
by Maslow
Tue May 24, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Fermented Drinks
Topic: Getting it hard-- Cider, that is...
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Getting it hard-- Cider, that is... -

Don't leave it out in the sun. No way! about a pound of corn syrup or honey per gallon of cider. Put them into a sterile container. Mix well... be sure to keep things sterile. Get some decent yeast. This is not hard to find or expensive. I am currently using Lalvin EC-1118. It's probably about $1.00...
by Maslow
Sat May 21, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Fermented Drinks
Topic: the right yeast
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: the right yeast -

Yeast does make a difference. Different types can influence how fast or slow your mead ferments. Yeast also influences fusel oils/alcohols. I made some mead last year and did a test with red star rapid rise yeast and some pasture labs champagne yeast. The Champagne yeast mead seemed to be dryer, thu...
by Maslow
Sat May 21, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Fermented Drinks
Topic: ale or lager?
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: ale or lager? -

Ales rule for three reasons. (1) Ales are easier to brew because of the temperature needed for the yeast to do their magic. If you homebrew, this is very important. (2) You can usually make a lot more different types of beer using ale yeast. and (3) I like they way they taste. Nut browns, IPA, ESB, ...