New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Lime question




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
DoubleJ78Chev
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Default Lime question

Hey folks! Long time lurker first time poster.... I have made a few successful ciders and I tried a new recipe this time. The recipe called for steeped tea/lime water. My question is, can lime juice halt fermentation? I only ask cause after. 24 hours I'm not seeing a lot of action in my airlock.


I did 5 gallons of Apple juice from frozen concentrate

1 cup of brown sugar

WPL 007 dry ale yeast

And then the tea/lime concoction


The recipe stated that the black tea/lime concoction would add tannins back into the cider that do not exist in apple juice concentrate


Thanks for the help!


Cheers



__________________
DoubleJ78Chev is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2013, 01:16 AM   #2
Pickled_Pepper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,246
Liked 73 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

I assume you used fresh lime juice and not something from a plastic bottle. The pre-squeezed stuff might have some preservatives in it, but I seriously doubt that you used enough for that to be a factor. People make hard lemonade all the time and the acids are through the roof. (Albeit with wine yeasts instead of ale yeasts)

I'd give it some time and try and keep the temps up into the mid 60s if possible.



__________________
Pickled_Pepper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2013, 01:49 AM   #3
DoubleJ78Chev
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks a ton pepper! I will keep updates on how it goes!

__________________
DoubleJ78Chev is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #4
WilliamSlayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Posts: 1,266
Liked 110 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pickled_Pepper View Post
I assume you used fresh lime juice and not something from a plastic bottle. The pre-squeezed stuff might have some preservatives in it, but I seriously doubt that you used enough for that to be a factor. People make hard lemonade all the time and the acids are through the roof. (Albeit with wine yeasts instead of ale yeasts)

I'd give it some time and try and keep the temps up into the mid 60s if possible.
+1

The acids should not be a big factor. Did you add nutrient, or splash to oxigentate? Sometimes the yeast can spend extra time absorbing all that goodness before getting down to the business of fermentation. :-)
__________________
WilliamSlayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
DoubleJ78Chev
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Default

I did not use nutrient this time. I ran out and unfortunately I have to use online stores so I am out of luck tell next batch. But as of today I have a nice clausen ring and it's bubbling away

__________________
DoubleJ78Chev is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #6
DoubleJ78Chev
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Default

Looking great so far!

image-3659583241.jpg



image-1041553728.jpg

__________________
DoubleJ78Chev is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #7
Pickled_Pepper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,246
Liked 73 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

looking good!

__________________
Pickled_Pepper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #8
WilliamSlayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Posts: 1,266
Liked 110 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Nice. Off and running. :-)



__________________
WilliamSlayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MRB Mexican Cerveza - Can I add Lime Peels to the Fermentor to give it a Lime Flavor? S2005 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-07-2013 04:11 PM
Pickling lime>>Type S Hydrated Mason Lime Double-R Brew Science 3 04-24-2012 12:12 AM
key lime mint too much lime mattne421 Mead Forum 2 03-02-2012 01:45 PM
Lime Ale? duker Extract Brewing 10 05-17-2010 12:12 PM
Lime? Dude123 Mead Forum 13 05-17-2009 02:48 AM



Newest Threads