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Old 03-06-2011, 01:24 AM   #1
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Tried something different this time.

5 gallons of Tree Top 100% apple juice
5 gm of Red Star Cote des Blancs yeast.

OG = 1.046

Nothing else added as I want to see what this gives me before making adjustments.

Now I just wait ..........

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Old 03-06-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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And wait, and wait, and wait.

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Old 03-10-2011, 03:25 AM   #3
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Yesterday SG was 1.010--- Bottled 2 1/2 gallon bottles w/a 1/2 tablet of Camdem in each.
Today SG was 1.003. Bottled the rest of the 4 gallons. Right now all 5 are in the refer.
Had some trouble w/the siphon and I wound up drinking a lot til I took off the little red end that goes in the primary. Worked much better w/o it.

But I think I'm a little drunk :-)

Should I camdem (sp) the rest?
Gonna keep them all in the refer till they are all drunk. Oops I mean til I drink all of it. :-)

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Wow is all I can say. abv seems to be 5.7

Took a few oz to wash down my morning pills and it went straight to my head.

Gas was building in the plastic bottles during the night and I released it so nothing would explode. Little more gas in the morning.

Think I'm gonna like this stuff.

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http://www.beer-wine.com/products/fermtech-autosiphons
Did it really take 4 days to ferment out or did you start it before your original post.
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Let me get this straight. You bottled four day old cider at 1.010 with campden tabs in the bottles and had it for breakfast? I don't know what to say.

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Let me get this straight. You bottled four day old cider at 1.010 with campden tabs in the bottles and had it for breakfast? I don't know what to say.
Yupp

I'm a newbe and it was getting pretty dry at 1.010. But I only did one gallon.

The next day it was down to 1/003 and I bottled the rest. Was afraid of it spoiling in the warm Hawaiian heat. It's pushing 80 outside during the day.

I have it all if two refers now.

Of the second 4 gallons, 1 got camdem tables also. This is just an experiment. I don't really know what I'm doing.

But I know if I don't get it cooled it will spoil here in Hawaii.

Still learning from what you experts have to say.

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