Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Looking to start a big batch of cider few questions.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-23-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
68nova200
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Morristown, NJ
Posts: 2
Default Looking to start a big batch of cider few questions.

My main question is, Can i use the 5 gallon pails from home depot or do i need to get a food quality bucket?

I also plan on using a recipe on here but not sure which yet. When i bottle it do i have to pasturize or can i just leave in the fridge to keep the yeast down?

Thanks

__________________
68nova200 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
aNYbrewery
a New York brewery
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 122
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

The bucket has to be food grade. I personally use a 5 gl glass carboy because it's in there a good 6 weeks or so. The 5 gl is perfect because it doesn't need any headspace during fermentation

Once its bottled I cellar it then fridge for a few days before drinking. No pasteurizing.

What's your recipe? Bottled juice or are you crushing?

__________________
aNYbrewery is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2011, 10:56 PM   #3
68nova200
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Morristown, NJ
Posts: 2
Default

I am going to get some unpasturized stuff from a local store. i will order a few food grade buckets from midwest. I have three packs of yeast that i want to use. I am going to try to get a high abv drink also.

__________________
68nova200 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-24-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
aNYbrewery
a New York brewery
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 122
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Sounds good. I've been using edworts apfelwein recipe with a couple of changes. I use a 100% mcintosh apple juice and the white labs champagne yeast. Wlp751 I think it is.
I use the 2 pounds of dextrose to bump it up in strength but the Mcintosh apples have less sugar than some other juices so my abv ends up about 7%. Tastes great though. I've been drinking it 2 weeks after bottling and its incredibly good. Not hoochy at all like some people get. I wash the yeast cake too so I get about 8 batches from a vial which brings the cost right down.

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



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Batch of Cider is Underway, Now I've got some questions... RedneckBrewer Cider Forum 5 10-17-2010 09:12 PM
Cider questions/first batch jbswickedbrew Cider Forum 11 09-28-2010 11:47 AM
questions before i start some cider makin blitzgp Cider Forum 6 08-15-2010 05:51 AM
New Start with cider catsintheworks Cider Forum 5 06-16-2009 06:54 AM
about to brew my first cider batch, some questions nickmpower Cider Forum 36 01-06-2009 12:17 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS