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Old 12-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Cider Newbie - Hello!

Hello there everyone, I'm a cider newbie (well, the homebrew part, not the drinking part) and I wanted to introduce myself. I've never done any brewing before, and forgive me, but cider is the only stuff for me. I joyously overcame the isolation of a non-beer drinker when I lived in London for a year for grad school, and discovered the wonders of Strongbow, Magners, Bulmers, Aspall, and other such delicious things. Back in the U.S. now I enjoy Woodchuck and Hornsby's (which I think is pretty much only on the west coast).

Anyways, I'm starting my first batch of cider, but I wanted to be polite and say hello before I just jumped in. So hello!

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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now I enjoy Woodchuck and Hornsby's (which I think is pretty much only on the west coast).
Nope, we have those in NY as well.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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Cool, I didn't see Hornsby's when I was over there. About a year ago some friends and I did a cross-country road trip, so we came across quite a variety.

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Old 12-21-2011, 02:32 AM   #4
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I enjoy Woodchuck and Hornsby's (which I think is pretty much only on the west coast).
Have you had Wyder's Pear cider? It's awesome.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:41 AM   #5
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I have, although I'm not as big of a fan of pear cider as apple. I am looking forward to trying a variety of types once I get into the brewing groove.

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Old 12-21-2011, 02:51 AM   #6
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Wow, now I feel rude... I kind of just jumped in without introducing myself...

Hi, I'm Devin, I have one cider brewed bottled and almost completely drank out. I have two meads aging, another cider brewing, one cider ready to brew and one mead planned out.

There, I feel better now!

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Old 12-21-2011, 06:07 AM   #7
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If you guys are into great cider, check out my sig!

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Old 12-21-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
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Woah.... Chocolate? I am hesitant but a little intrigued. Probably after a few basic batches and I feel confident enough to begin experimenting.

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Hopefully, because as of January 22nd, that will occupy my only carboy.
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