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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. Monitoring the fermentation of hard cider (Or: How to brew hard cider, part 2) — 4 comments
  5. Sweet Cider has a 1.050 specific gravity (or: How to brew hard cider) — 3 comments

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Jul 14

Autosub Smoke and Steam 2014

The Automatic Subconscious “Smoke and Steam” fundraiser was a grand success! The weather was lovely, the food was amazing, the beer was tasty, and the steaming was awfully good and relaxing. And well, the company was excellent, too.  🙂 Mad props to Talena and Adam for doing a great job on the organizing. The pork …

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Jul 07

My Philadelphia Experiment (PEX) 2014 experience

Aged plywood PEX Sign

For a long time, I had heard about this thing called PEX that took place in the Philadelphia area. Only 1 or 2 of the people I knew had ever gone, mostly because it coincided with when Firefly took place. So this year I decided to skip out on Firefly and check out PEX 2014 …

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Jun 08

Project MUM Spring 2014 Timelapse

Project MUM Spring 2014 Timelapse from Ranger Pretzel on Vimeo.

Feb 24

Stopping the cider fermentation and re-sweetening (or: How to brew hard cider, part 3)

The last post on brewing hard cider was on monitoring the fermentation. It was observed that after a week, the gravity was around 1.030 and it looked like it needed a few more days to reach the 1.012 range. Well, unfortunately, I fell sick and had trouble getting out of bed for a few days. …

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Feb 01

Monitoring the fermentation of hard cider (Or: How to brew hard cider, part 2)

The first post in this series covered a very simple way to start the fermentation of hard cider where it was noted that sweet cider has a specific gravity of around 1.050. It has now been about 3 days and the cider has started up quite well and fermentation is really going well. The airlock …

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Jan 26

Sweet Cider has a 1.050 specific gravity (or: How to brew hard cider)

As many of my friends can attest, I have a knack for brewing hard cider. It’s fun and it’s different than brewing craft beer. It can be a simple straight hard cider, or adjuncts like ginger or pear can be added for more fun. This post is to show that sweet cider has a starting …

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