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Old 09-01-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Cider House Select yeast from Brewer's Best

Anyone use this yeast? Couldn't find any info on it, but I picked up a pack from my LHBS. Picked a ton of apples and plan on making cider with it.

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Old 09-08-2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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I just pitched a pack of this into a perry yesterday. Seems to be fermenting, but like you, I couldn't find any info on it, so I decided to give it a go. Last year I did a cider with Mangrove Jack's cider strain, which turned out great. If this one works out we'll have two dry cider strains to work with!

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I just bottled a batch of pear cider brewed with this on 9/7. I pitched it dry and I got about 75% apparent attenuation (1.046 to 1.011) from it.

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I just bottled a batch of pear cider brewed with this on 9/7. I pitched it dry and I got about 75% apparent attenuation (1.046 to 1.011) from it.
Wow! Bottled after only 6 days? Did you half fermentation and stabilize to make sure the yeast doesn't go to town on the remaining .011 gravity points?
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No. I didn't mean I pitched on 9/7. I bottled on 9/7. I let it ferment for 3 weeks leading up to it.

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Ah, makes more sense. That's what happens when I post after a long day of judging -- my reading comprehension goes straight out the window!

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No worries.

I tasted some at bottling-time and it was pretty dry; drier than I'd like, but not excessively so. I'll try to give a follow-up when I pop a bottle open.

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No worries.

I tasted some at bottling-time and it was pretty dry; drier than I'd like, but not excessively so. I'll try to give a follow-up when I pop a bottle open.
I put 5 gallons in the fermenter and one in the freezer. Should be more than enough to back-sweeten to an appropriate level.
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I popped open a bottle last night after about 10 days in the bottle. It was definitely very dry but had a relatively clean flavor. I sweetened a bit in the glass with about 1/2 tsp of honey and that was a great improvement.

Also, I didn't get the carbonation levels I was looking for. I did the LHBS-recommended 1oz corn sugar per gallon but I think a little more might have helped. Do any of you think the 1oz/gallon was too conservative an estimate either for cider or in general? I guess there is always the chance that it needs more time in the bottle.

I think next batch I make I will over-sweeten prior to bottling and try a pasteurization technique.

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Old 09-18-2014, 02:43 PM   #10
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If it's only been ten days your bottles may not have fully carbed. Maybe, but maybe not. Check back again in two weeks and chill one for a few days after, but before opening.


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