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by oldbloke
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: From Concentrate?
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: From Concentrate?

There's very little difference between from- and not-from- concentrate juices. It's only concentrated to make shipping from China cheaper. It's got the same apple, sugar, etc as any juice. It's diluted to make a drink that tastes good, and the taste is what matters. OTOH... My base recipe always inc...
by oldbloke
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Gluten-Free Brewing
Topic: Finally, a UK supplier of malted millet
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: Finally, a UK supplier of malted millet

I bought 2kg. Will try one as a 1 gallon run, see how it comes out. Will need amylase. The second kg I may try to roast a bit harder - they currently only do pale - as t'missus prefers mild.
by oldbloke
Sun May 31, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Gluten-Free Brewing
Topic: Finally, a UK supplier of malted millet
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Finally, a UK supplier of malted millet

Maybe you all know this and I just wasn't paying attention, but there's a company called AltGrain (altgrain.co.uk) that can supplied malted millet in 1kg (home brewer) or 20kg (microbrewery) packs
Haven't tried them yet but heard about them on Facebook.
by oldbloke
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: A ?new? way to broaden the flavour of TC
Replies: 0
Views: 814

A ?new? way to broaden the flavour of TC

Most TC recipes include another juice or cordial or syrup, to broaden the flavour profile. You know how it's possible to make quite tasty wine with just sugar, a boxful of fruit teabags, and maybe a bit of tannin and/or acids? Over on a Facebook group, somebody asked if you could use fruit teabags i...
by oldbloke
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Metheglin or poison
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Metheglin or poison

For sweetening I now always use lactose. It can go in at the start as it's not fermentable, and has none of the off tastes other artificial sweeteners have
by oldbloke
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Gluten-Free Brewing
Topic: Brewing gluten Free
Replies: 18
Views: 9089

Re: Brewing gluten Free

ClarityFerm destroys the protein, it makes the beer properly GF, given time to work. As far as I understand it. The 20ppm limit set years ago was mostly due to the assay method used not being able to measure anything smaller. Nowadays it's possible to measure down to 5ppm and so some countries do se...
by oldbloke
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: potato wine
Replies: 14
Views: 2561

Re: potato wine

ISTR The Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible has a recipe for potato wine. With parsnips and carrots, freezing, or maybe just a fridge, will get some of the starch converted to sugar.
by oldbloke
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Priming question
Replies: 10
Views: 1991

Re: Priming question

I jut dump ordinary sugar into the bottles. As the cider goes in it gets stirred up a bit. The yeast will find it.

Your 1l juice spread across 23l of cider is only about 0.25% to add to the ABV. Ignore it
by oldbloke
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Lactose
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Lactose

According to the interwebs, it's 1/6th the sweetness of sucrose.
by oldbloke
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Lactose
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Lactose

I've tried a few artificial sweeteners in my turbociders. Some don't taste good, even in 'just take the edge off' quantities. And I suspect they may be causing the headaches t'missus gets the day after - she never used to. So I'm thinking of trying lactose, a natural sugar that doesn't ferment. Migh...
by oldbloke
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: first attempt at cider, how much yeast per 5 gallon
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: first attempt at cider, how much yeast per 5 gallon

That's about right, though a bit extra wouldn't hurt. But apples aren't great on nutrients, so maybe chuck some in - I use good old diammonium phosphate, but if you prefer Trozonomyl or whatever, fine. Which yeast, by the way? With turbocider, pretty much anything seems to take off ok (with some nut...
by oldbloke
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: First attempt at cider: a bit bland - any cure?
Replies: 14
Views: 2220

Re: First attempt at cider: a bit bland - any cure?

A bit of age works wonders!
by oldbloke
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Craftbrewing Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 3877

Re: Craftbrewing Forum

Heron1952 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:28 am
It's back
Yep, I've just been looking at the moderation queues. Need a bit of tidying. Not sure why some of the entries are in there anyway.