Pretzel

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Date registered: April 25, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Pasteurizing bottles of hard cider (Or: How to avoid bottle bombs) — February 18, 2015
  2. Results from the hard cider yeast experiment — September 9, 2014
  3. A hard cider yeast experiment — August 25, 2014
  4. Saco River Float 2014 — August 17, 2014
  5. FIGMENT Boston 2014 Timelapse on the Greenway — July 27, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Stopping the cider fermentation and re-sweetening (or: How to brew hard cider, part 3) — 8 comments
  2. Pasteurizing bottles of hard cider (Or: How to avoid bottle bombs) — 6 comments
  3. Results from the hard cider yeast experiment — 5 comments
  4. Sweet Cider has a 1.050 specific gravity (or: How to brew hard cider) — 3 comments
  5. My Philadelphia Experiment (PEX) 2014 experience — 3 comments

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Feb 18

Pasteurizing bottles of hard cider (Or: How to avoid bottle bombs)

Recently, I decided to bottle my hard cider. Like most hard ciders, when it finishes fermenting, you’re left with a Final Gravity (FG) of 1.000 and it tastes very dry. To make it taste more like cider, we back-sweeten. In my case, I had brewed 3 gallons of hard cider and then added 3/4 of …

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Sep 09

Results from the hard cider yeast experiment

In the last post, it was written that a hard cider yeast experiment had been devised. Primarily, the concern was that of which yeast to use. For the experiment, a standard sweet cider was used and an amount of brown sugar was added to raise the starting gravity to 1.067. After this, two different yeasts …

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Aug 25

A hard cider yeast experiment

It’s still summer-time, yet I was getting a hankering for some hard cider. I don’t know why. It seems incredibly popular these days, but I’ve been brewing it for 7 years now, so I don’t see what the big deal is. That said, a curiosity struck me recently regarding cider. Traditionally, I’ve always aimed for …

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Aug 17

Saco River Float 2014

The Saco River Float of 2014 was a grand success. Thirty or so friends and acquaintances from the Portland and Boston (and NY) area came to float down a 2-mile stretch of the Saco River. A huge thanks to TJ and Deanna for hosting all of us! Here are the resulting photos and video from …

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Jul 27

FIGMENT Boston 2014 Timelapse on the Greenway

Timelapse video of Figment Boston (2014) — Featured artwork from Autosub, Happily Fortunes, Video Bleep, Sonic Beating, and others…

Jul 19

Harbor Islands Chillout v6.0

View of Boston Harbor from Grape Island

What a chill weekend on Grape Island! This was the 6th iteration of Rob’s famous Harbor Island Chillout. Pizza oven was in effect and the pipeline was full of pizza thanks for the efforts of Kirin and Rachel. The weather was nice, too. Right around 80F with a cool breeze. Water was cold. Perfect for …

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