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Posted in thread: Flavoring Cider on 01-15-2015 at 12:30 AM
I used 4 cinnamon sticks for four gallons of my cider, it wasn't over powering. The problem is
getting them out of the carboy when the bark flattens. :DI use 1/2 sticks, or 1/3 sticks. They
Posted in thread: Flavoring Cider on 12-16-2014 at 12:34 AM
Thanks for the replies! I haven't tried any of the yeast recommendations just yet as I scored a
deal on some other types and I'm working through them one batch at a time :DI have a question
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 12-16-2014 at 12:23 AM
I was wondering how big of a deal is it to put the yeast nutrient? I was also wondering if it
matters too much between the liquid yeast and the dry yeast? If I do buy dry yeast, would
Posted in thread: Lyles Golden Syrup - Add Flavor or Not? on 12-16-2014 at 12:04 AM
What about using Lyles in a cider for backsweetening and suspending prior when racking to kegs
using potassium metabisulfite and pottasium sorbate? Do you think any of the flavors from the
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 02-20-2014 at 04:22 PM
I just kegged this recipe last night and had a taste of the still... Very delicious! I went
with the recommended cinnamon syrup and 4 cans of apple juice concentrate. I used potassium
Posted in thread: Vintners Harvest Cherry Puree on 01-26-2014 at 12:26 AM
Congrats on another successful experimental brew! Looks great and I'm sure it tastes even
better.PS, I love Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum. I also think it has a hint of cherry flavor in it!
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 01-25-2014 at 07:57 PM
Seems like the syrup flavoring would work, especially for kegging. I've just ordered a wide
selection of syrups and concentrates to start playing with more flavoring and sweetening
options. There seem...
Posted in thread: Vintners Harvest Cherry Puree on 01-23-2014 at 02:48 AM
Problem is that I don't have a LHBS. I score all of my stuff online or when I'm traveling
regionally for work. I live in a small midwest town of maybe 15,000 people. We could use one!
Posted in thread: Vintners Harvest Cherry Puree on 01-22-2014 at 10:35 PM
That's a good point, but I would add the puree to taste using only the amount for my desired
flavor/sweetness, then freeze the remainder for another batch. Now that you mention it I might
go with half...
Posted in thread: Vintners Harvest Cherry Puree on 01-22-2014 at 07:00 PM
Sweet, thanks for the updates, I will look forward to seeing more. My thoughts are to:Finish
primary to dryRack to secondaryHalt fermentation with sorbate/metabisulfiteAdd pectic acid Add
puree for fl...