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Old 01-08-2013, 03:15 PM   #741
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Sweet cider is really fermentable, so I vote with badboygator that you should be fine. FYI this is the only thing I have ever brewed that went BELOW 1.00. Did you do a starter or just toss the dry yeast into the fermenter?
I pitched dry as in the instructions. I need to look into how to make a yeast starter actually. Everything I read a starter is recommended.

Here's a picture from yesterday and the 48 hour mark. Lots of airlock activity so something is going on.

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The thicker head is gone as of today and there are just bubbles on the top of the liquid. It's still bubbling and the airlock is still going, though.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #742
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I just finished a 4 gal batch and it has been carbing for about a week i think i will pasteurize tonight. but i was looking at my bottles and the cinnamon and brown sugar are floating near the bottom and when I try and mix it up they turn in to these nasty looking jelly fish floaties. I added a couple drops of vanilla extract when making the caramel. but that shouldn't affect it. anyone else have the same problem?

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:06 PM   #743
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Hey upstate, thanks for the recipe. I've had great reviews. It took about a month after pasteurizing to reach its peak but damn!

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #744
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Started another ten gallons of this last night. Used Apple juice this time instead of cider. Thanks again for the recipe.

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:29 AM   #745
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Started this today. Went off the instructions on page 42. OG was 1.062. Used Safale S-04. Cant wait to see what everyone is raving about!!!

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:08 PM   #746
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Take another sample for OG, got a reading of 1.064. Open Nottingham yeast, pour into carboy. Agitate carboy to mix in yeast. Pour bottle 7 of apple juice into carboy.
Why do you take the OG before adding the last bottle of cider?

I have never made cider so this might be a dumb question.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:47 AM   #747
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another five gallon batch in the fermentor. Everyone should make this one at least once

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:59 PM   #748
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I wish I ran across this before I started up five gallons 4 days ago. Next one!

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:10 PM   #749
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Why do you take the OG before adding the last bottle of cider?

I have never made cider so this might be a dumb question.
It does throw the gravity reading off but the reason it's done is to wash the yeast down
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:33 AM   #750
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Big mistake. I made this and ended up putting twice as much dextrose as the recipe calls for. What will the result be? More alcohol? Yeast that cannot handle that much yeast?
Pitched this morning. Any thing I need to do at this point?

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