theraccoonbrew
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  • Madison, WI
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cider from fresh apple juice, how to?
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I just bottled 5 gallons of cider I made (my first batch last year was excellent, and strong). I've definitely found cider to be easier than beer when it comes to the actual brewing. That said, if ...

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Propane v. Natural Gas
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If I'm reading these figures correctly, Natural Gas contains 23,000 BTUs/Lb. vs Propane's 21,000 BTUs/Lb. How the propane council baka references comes up with their numbers likely has more to do ...

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Fermentation locations
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The best place would be the one that maintains a relatively constant target temperature and doesn't expose the beer to sunlight/UV. My 2/3 season porch tends to fluctuate temperature during the day, ...

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Warming up a demijohn / carboy
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I took the Red Green approach to keeping a carboy warm when I was brewing last winter and had temperatures in my brewing area that were too low (perhaps not for lagering, but certainly for what I was ...

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Hop Analysis for Home Brewers - Interest Poll
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I've been considering growing hops myself (in Madison, WI) and depending on how successful I am with that, I'd potentially be interested in having an analysis done.

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Can I add some water before I bottle?
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I would think that would be fine so long as you cool it sufficiently before adding it, which you ought to be doing regardless of how much you're adding with the priming. As far as the hydrometer ...

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