HOMEBREW Digest #5727 Thu 02 September 2010

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  Re: Cider (bill keiser)
  Hop storage ("Mike Maag")
  Cider reductions ("Pat Babcock")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 07:09:55 -0400 From: bill keiser <sharpstik at verizon.net> Subject: Re: Cider I live in Florida, so finding local cider apples is impossible. I am thinking that adding some acid to the cider can adjust it to create sourness. I recently had some Berlinerweisse, a traditional German sour ale that is so sour that it is traditionally served with woodruff sugar syrup on the side to make it drinkable for the weak of heart. The brewer had made it as an extract recipe. Typically this is done with lactobacillus , but he had sort of cheated by adding 2 oz of lactic acid after fermentation to increase sourness. I have my second batch of cider in the brew fridge bubbling away now and might try this adjustment. bill keiser > . . . > All dessert varieties (table fruit) are predominantly sweet, but > most of them also have acidity to balance the sugars, . . . Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 08:54:42 -0500 From: "Mike Maag" <mikemaag at comcast.net> Subject: Hop storage Last year I put my hop harvest in FoodSaver bags (after drying of course). The FoodSaver sucked all the air out and heat sealed the bags. I had really packed the hops into each bag. The FoodSaver still reduced the size of the bag contents dramatically. I put the bags in my serving fridge at 42 F. I opened a bag around 3 weeks ago to brew an American IPA (which I'm sipping as I type this, Yum). The hops had been compacted almost as hard as a hop plug, and were in really great condition. As I broke pieces off to throw in the kettle, the aroma blew me away. Most definitely the best hop storage method I've found. Mike Maag, Shenandoah Valley Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 10:54:02 -0400 (EDT) From: "Pat Babcock" <pbabcock at hbd.org> Subject: Cider reductions Greetings, Beerlings! Take me to your lager... Though I have made cider reductions for various pork dishes, you are correct: the manner of volume resuction I referred to was simply sipping it down :o) - -- See ya! Pat Babcock in SE Michigan Chief of HBD Janitorial Services http://hbd.org pbabcock at hbd.org Return to table of contents
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