@karendraperActive 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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I have been thinking about doing a cider for the holidays. Am I too late? I haven’t made one before but I assume it’s easier than beer? I have been busy and haven’t had time for a beer brewing day in a while.
If you get it started fermenting this weekend you can probably have it in time for Christmas if you’re kegging or if you’re ok with it being still. If you want to bottle condition, you’re cutting it close but for how cheap and easy cider is to make, I recommend giving it a shot if you can get it going in the next couple of days. Cider is as easy…[Read more]
Hi Karen! I think you can make it in time! Here’s our guide to making really simple ciders, and there’s even a recipe for a spiced one in there 🙂 https://brewtogether.com/2019/10/05/homebrewed-cider/
I think I’m going to brew an stout with Lucky Charms. I was thinking I’d put the cereal part in the mash and the marshmallows in secondary. I figured a stout would be more forgiving because the dark color would mask what I assume would be a nasty looking mix of colors from the marshmallows. I originally thought about doing a dry Irish stout…[Read more]
I have been wondering the same thing! I would assume that starsan will kill anything because it is good enough to completely sterilize brewing equipment. For cleaning, keep in mind that StarSan or other acid based sanitizers can and will stain and etch surfaces that they should not be used on like counters.
I still use plastic buckets from homebrew supply stores and I haven’t changed because I’ve been happy with them. They’re cheap, easy to clean, and have ports at the bottom so that I can gravity transfer without a siphon. Carboys freak me out too much.
What is the proper way to get an aluminum kettle ready to brew (seasoning it) and how to clean it? I’m just getting more into brewing after doing 1 gallon batches in my kitchen. I bought a large aluminum pot turkey fryer on clearance after Christmas and want to make sure I like doing 5 gallon batches before upgrading to stainless steel.