11.15.2007

The Joy of Autosiphons

In preparation for bottling my Steam Beer, I stopped at Village Homebrew yesterday afternoon and picked up an autosiphon. Until now, I had been starting a siphon by mouth (after a tasty vodka mouthwash), a messy and somewhat questionable method.

What a difference! The autosiphon couldn't be any easier to use. It was so much less painful that I transfered my Cider to secondary the same night.

Taking a gravity on the Cider, turns out that it sure is dry. The Cider fermented down from 1.060 to 1.002. I'm not sure if I'll add some apple juice concentrate or something else to sweeten it a bit or just let it ride...