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how bout a brewers thread

 
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I guess I'm not following.  you can make a new thread whenever you want.
 
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sorry i mean forum ?
 
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Hmmmm ....  I think it is possible. 

I just kinda looked around and I don't see a lot of traffic for that sort of thing right now. 

My concern with creating a forum like that is that you might end up getting even less traffic. 

 
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I think we should all trade more brewing information, but the cooking and food preservation forum seems like a good spot for it.
 
                    
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agreed with tel.
 
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I think I was too short in my earlier response.

Based on the current level of discussion about brewing, if I made a new forum, then I'm quite certain there would be even less discussion about brewing than there is.  It's the way forums work. 

On the other hand, if there was somebody that was something of a brewing expert and wanted a new forum and was gonna announce "come visit me in the brewers forums at permies.com" - and the announcements would appear in brewers mags or something.  Well, then it could all work out. 

I suppose that if half (or more) of the content of the cooking and food preservation forum were about brewing, then, it might be wise to do it then too. 

 
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your more than likely right i just really like making wine/beer )
 
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BUMP!

Hard cider and meadmaking have really gained in popularity since this was originally posted. Jack Spirko has done a few shows and pumped up the TSP crowd especially on the super easy method for making hard cider out of apple juice from the store. Here are a few quick picks:
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There is already a fermentation forum in the Kitchen category. Most of the brewing topics seem to be in there.

I thought about an alcohol or u-brew forum earlier, but I couldn't see enough threads at the time to populate it. Fermentation seems good to me, as there is a lot of cross-over between alcohol and other fermentation practices.

 
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Yeah, I did take a look but didn't see anything alcohol related so I just posted to my project page.
 
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Cj Sloane wrote:Jack Spirko has done a few shows and pumped up the TSP crowd especially on the super easy method for making hard cider out of apple juice from the store.



I have been experimenting with this, after my local Walmart clearanced some gallons of apple cider for $2.00 each and I bought about a dozen. So far it's been going well, which I define as "tastes no worse than the cheap strong local-ish concord-grape wine I'm currently buying -- and is cheaper."
 
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The first one a tried to rack was not good because I stirred up the lees. Still not clear. My husband helped with the 2nd one and it was so much clearer. I bought a smaller autosyphon with a clip so I could do it myself.

You're supposed to wait till it's clear enough to read thru before you bottle it. I thought it tasted pretty good but it did taste better with some sugar free sweetener added. I used erythritol since I keep it on hand.

I keep reading how it gets better the longer it ages. We shall see.
 
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