Buzy day what is it thread?

smokinj Posted By smokinj, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:44 PM

  1. smokinj

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    What you think it is? #1.jpg
     
  2. Danno77

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    BEER! ! !
     
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    Air lock for wine/hard cider/beer?

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    Its apple wine 9lbs of sugar two tsp of yeast gallon of apples and two gallons of water. Should be ready for X-mass. Second 5 gallons as soon as the other kind of yeast gets her. Drive that truck Dale! Suppose to produce 23 percent. ()
     
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    23% ??? I guess 2012 will be the Christmas that nobody remembers!
     
  6. smokinj

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    lol You could be right, but I will not be drinking it. Some one will be taking Pic's or you know it never happened! :eek:
     
  7. PapaDave

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    Here I was, thinking it was Vodka. Or Gin, coulda been Gin.
    BIL makes all kinds of wine. We have a few bottles, but barely drink.:p
     
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    You better have some of that world record yeast for 29%!

    I made some 9-10% cider and aged it about 9 years. A good chunk of it got put in a punch bowl with some fresh cider. I was called a few names the next day by friends that couldn't taste the booze.
     
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    Oh the yeast was more expensive than I wanted to pay. 20 small packs was almost 30.00 shiped. And suppose to make 23 percent. I have no clue what it will bring just thats what it says.

    9lbs of sugar 2 gallons of water gallon of apples and two packs of that yeast.
     
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    If I recall correctly- it gets hard to measure the ABV by difference (using a hydrometer) from the initial solution when the alcohol gets that high.
     
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    I'm surprised you watered down the cider at 2:1. Won't you end up with sugar water and a taste of apple in it?

    My last cider was all cider and I added just 2 lbs of sugar. 9 lbs is a LOT of sugar for a 3 gallon batch, but 23% is pretty high too. Since the yeast will die out before the sugar is all gone does this make the finished product sweet?
     
  12. smokinj

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    Depends on the yeast type. Shes using one to be sweet (Thats what she likes) and the second batch should be a little dryer. Now the apple's where cored and sliced (So its not a cider its more of a wine)
     
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    If the yeast craps out before the sugar is gone- it will be sweet. Specific yeast types will, under normal conditions, give dryer or sweeter product, but this aint normal conditions! I'd love to try it... after it's aged a good while. High abv stuff like that needs a long time to mellow out the side product flavors.
     
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    Yea I for some reason dont see her waiting much after 60 days. lol But, I am going to put a couple more bucket set-ups in the mix if it turns out good. We have lots of fuirt going on around the homestead.
     
  15. lukem

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    I just finished my first batch of hard cider. I put in two gallons of some of the sweetest cider I've ever tasted, about 4 cups of sugar, and some champagne yeast that's supposed to produce in the 12% range. It bubbled like crazy for about two weeks and the yeast quit. I can't tell if it ran out of sugar or the alcohol killed the yeast....it is pretty dry and the ABV seems pretty high (don't have a hydrometer to confirm).

    It is still kinda "yeasty" tasting so I'm going to let it age for a while before drinking it.

    Next time I'll prob go with more sugar to retain some sweetness...or a different yeast.
     
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    I think you would have to "accidentally" freeze it and "accidentally" remove the ice to get to 29%...and maybe even "accidentally" freeze it again.
     
  17. smokinj

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    It say 23 not 29 if that makes a diffrance?
     
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    No clue. Both sound high. Yeast is alive and it just doesn't sound right that it is able to live in something that is 23% toxic.

    I know next to nothing about yeast, other than I like bread and booze.
     
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    I would think that high you would have to start distilling it.

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    Are you telling me that's NOT a urine sample cup?
     
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    I am ok with what ever it is.....Last just what the recipe said. I for one have no clue.:)
     
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    It is a percolator... Happy New Year... Wait What Year Is It??? We Made It To 2013 , Hmmm Must Be The Wine.
     
  23. smokinj

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    Top has been pop. Dont know what the prof is but as a regular beer drinker. Two 8 oz glass got me buzz up.....:)
     

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