Originally Posted by LeBreton
UncaMarc, I've followed a number of your threads here and I think this post finally explains why you're having so much trouble. A forum is not a beginners guide to making cider. Rather, it's a tool best at discussing specific aspect and techniques of cider making. These topics are difficult to piece together without an overall understanding of the basic process and how they relate. First one needs to grasp the fundamentals of cidermaking and fermentation and then delve into the minutia and detail.
Take time to read and understand an overall guide such as http://makinghardcider.com/
or buy either of the books by Anne Proulx or Ben Watson. Then come back here and search/ask for more info to flesh out your knowledge.
Thanks for the suggestion. I've looked at the link you sent but didn't see where rank arrogance was a necessary ingredient to successful cider making.
You might think that a forum is limited to those who already know so much that they only come here to show off, but for some of us who read many of the threads (like me) my suggestion was simply that sometimes it is a good idea to TTT a concise guide for certain techniques.
Unlike some people I have traveled quite a bit to visit cideries. I have studied a number of methods. I have read several books and I have quite a bit of cider in various phases of production.
In addition I have also finished a few gallons and served them to guests with a very high approval rating.
Sometimes I ask questions to spark discussion or to help others.
I appreciate your info, just not your tone.