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agrojnr
5th August 2013, 07:52 PM
Just bottled this and will give it a taste test in a couple of weeks
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0195/8620/products/MJ_BEER_render_plus_Bavarian_Wheat_label_1024x1024 .jpg?1989

Also just put down this as a trial
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0195/8620/products/10508_1_1024x1024.jpg?1989

Adam

LandyAndy
5th August 2013, 10:08 PM
Adam
Let us know how they work out,especially the Cider.Ive tried and tried and cannot produce a decent cider.
Cheers
Andrew

agrojnr
5th August 2013, 10:43 PM
From what I've seen there very good you get all the stuff you need including sweeting an flavouring agent, so you can make sweet dry or draught all from the one pouch

Adam

cdbanks
10th August 2013, 08:57 PM
If you want to make an easy cider I strongly recommend Oztops.

Oztops - Home (http://www.oztops.com.au/)

They work an absolute treat. I got on to them after I got sick of spending so much buying fresh juices.
You can turn pretty much any type of store bought juice in to decent cider within a week. Even the home brand 3L apple juice can be used and you don't even need a fermenter, you just use the bottle the juice comes in.

Cheers,
Craig

d@rk51d3
10th August 2013, 09:33 PM
Give the cider 2 Months in the bottle.
It's hard, I know. When I did my first batch, I sampled it that often, I had run out by the time it was good enough to drink. :D

cdbanks
10th August 2013, 11:49 PM
Another good point to make with the cider kits is to make sure you get the cider in to a secondary fermenter as soon as possible to try and stop the yeast before you bottle. So when you hit your FG syphon the brew in to another fermenter and leave it until you get a couple of days with a consistent gravity.

The champagne yeast they use in most of those kits seems to just keep going and will spoil the cider if you leave it to long (about 4 months in the bottle and the cider start getting a bit vinegar like and way over carbonated). I tried a few different methods to stop the yeast like cold crashing and campden tablets but I kept getting the same result.

Also, you should give hard lemonade a go, very easy to make and is something a bit different.

Craig

agrojnr
12th August 2013, 08:02 AM
Another good point to make with the cider kits is to make sure you get the cider in to a secondary fermenter as soon as possible to try and stop the yeast before you bottle. So when you hit your FG syphon the brew in to another fermenter and leave it until you get a couple of days with a consistent gravity.

The champagne yeast they use in most of those kits seems to just keep going and will spoil the cider if you leave it to long (about 4 months in the bottle and the cider start getting a bit vinegar like and way over carbonated). I tried a few different methods to stop the yeast like cold crashing and campden tablets but I kept getting the same result.

Also, you should give hard lemonade a go, very easy to make and is something a bit different.

Craig


I thought that was only a problem when making cider from fruit not kits

I will be bottling mine today SG has remained constant fro 2 days then you add flavouring agent and leave for another day (which I did yesterday)

Adam

agrojnr
9th September 2013, 08:13 PM
Cracked the cider today its nearly 4 weeks old has a nice sweet (not too sweet) followed by some welcome dryness nearly spot on to what I was thinking when I put it down
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/09/1243.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Agrojnr/media/null_zps27412259.jpg.html)

But this is what I have been drinking ALOT of lately mmmm I'm drooling now over it, it has a kick that's for sure
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/09/1244.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Agrojnr/media/null_zpsb14cf23b.jpg.html)

Adam

agrojnr
11th September 2013, 10:10 AM
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2013/09/1165.jpg

My wheat beer nice and smooth


Adam

cdbanks
11th September 2013, 09:08 PM
Well done mate, its actually pretty difficult to make a good wheat beer (well i cant anyways).

Craig

LandyAndy
13th September 2013, 09:23 PM
Nice head on it Adam.
Enjoy
Andrew

agrojnr
14th September 2013, 04:29 PM
Cheers guys it does taste nice especially with a slice of lemon


Adam