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Old 07-28-2012, 03:36 PM   #11
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The something larger is a great idea. I'm looking for approx 2 gal buckets that bulk frosting comes in. I have an approx 1.5 gal jug but the mouth is too small.
Ok. I'm just in an apt with two bigger batches going. Figured small batches would be a good way to experiment with brown sugar, cinnamon, and other ingredients I see others use.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:03 PM   #12
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That's why I'm doing 2 one gallons at a time. Getting my recipe down pat before labor day when fresh pressed juice (cider) becomes available.

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:11 PM   #13
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I was thinking of getting some fresh pressed local cider here in AZ, but I read that many local farms can't tell you the exact mix or kind of apples in the juice since they throw whatever they have in.

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #14
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I was thinking of getting some fresh pressed local cider here in AZ, but I read that many local farms can't tell you the exact mix or kind of apples in the juice since they throw whatever they have in.
So what. I have no idea what's in frozen concentrate either.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:34 AM   #15
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What's the point of topping off with new juice when racking to the secondary? A little more fermentation for remaining yeast or more apple flavor? Or simply to replace the amount lost between racking/testing sg?
you don't want a big air space after fermentation. minimize oxidation. reduce the head space by filling up with some new juice. it just ferments out
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #16
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Racked today to get rid of fruit. Strawberry wasn't too successful. Lots of mush. One week in primary. Didn't take any sg.

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:58 PM   #17
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Racked today to get rid of fruit. One week in the primary. Strawberry had lots of mush.

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Old 08-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #18
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At one time I bought some three gallon buckets for use around the house from a Tillamook Icecream place. They were thin walled, but were only a dollar a piece.

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #19
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Just made JOAM last night, my first attempt at mead and my first time using the 1gallon jug. Was pretty easy other than the rubber stopper slipping back up, but I didn't have time to let it dry enough after taking it out of the starsan and the honey on the inside of the neck didn't help any.

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:52 PM   #20
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Here is a pic.

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