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    ABOUT ME

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Designated home-brew laborer at a young and impressionable age.
    Compelled to continue by force of habit, family and friends.
  • Ciders, Cysers
  • Ciders, Cysers
  • Ciders, Cysers
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  • Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 12-19-2014 at 09:00 PM
    OK so dont worry about racking it after the crash into a new carboy or my bottling bucket just
    bottle right out from the fridge in the same carboy its in? Should I let it get back to room
    temp before ...

  • Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 12-19-2014 at 06:31 AM
    My questions for you is when i cold crash I suppose I should take the airlock off and put a
    whole bung on? Yes, just make sure the bung is in good and tight so that it doesnt pop out
    while the cider i...

  • Posted in thread: Havong a go at unpasteurized cider on 12-18-2014 at 05:34 PM
    How much clarity might I expect from 3-5 days of cold crash?Depends on the juice, but usually
    3-5 days of cold crashing will get it as least as clear as the glass on the left. Probably more
    clear.Ever...

  • Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 12-18-2014 at 05:25 PM
    If they are packaged frozen then there shouldnt be a need for sanitizing or washing is there? I
    mean bacteria cant live freezing temperatures.I'm not sure whether acetobacter and other
    bacteria would ...

  • Posted in thread: Havong a go at unpasteurized cider on 12-14-2014 at 09:03 PM
    After 8 days it dropped from 1.056 so if it dropped .026 in a week can I expect a similar drop
    the second week? As long as temps stay consistent, yes. It will probably slow down a little bit
    as it get...

  • Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 12-10-2014 at 10:07 PM
    Even if it was stable for weeks. If the amount of residual sugar is more than the amount needed
    to produce 2-3 vol.s of carb. I think there is still a chance of fermentation restarting, even
    slowly, a...

  • Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 12-10-2014 at 08:21 PM
    I guess what I am saying is I just want a good product out the gate. If going still is the path
    of least resistance then it makes more sense.My advice would be to cold crash your cider for a
    few days,...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing Cider on 12-10-2014 at 06:44 PM
    any idea what temp range would be good for cold crashing? Its best if you can shoot for 31 to
    35 degrees. Dont go below 31 or the cider will freezeI've got next to no fridge space but it
    can get prett...

  • Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 12-10-2014 at 06:23 PM
    Check out the stovetop pasteurization thread in the cider forum its got a sticky. You bottle
    just above the desired fg and then kill off the yeast once you carb enough.Yep, that's the way
    to go if you...

  • Posted in thread: WLP500 my new favorite yeast on 12-04-2014 at 08:00 PM
    I made a few gallon batches with WLP500 several years ago and liked it a lot. Aside from myself
    and one other friend, it didnt get much love, so I havent used it since, but its good to see
    that there ...

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