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  • Posted in thread: Adding sugar question on 11-16-2015 at 03:08 PM
    If you're really looking to understand the finer points of cidermaking here's a tip. Test the
    YAN pre-fermentation. That's the Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen. More easily stated as "free
    nitrogen" which y...

  • Posted in thread: pH and TA out of whack? on 11-16-2015 at 02:55 PM
    You need to bring that pH down. I've made some ciders with pH 4.2 and they've been fine just
    adjusting the So2 addition accordingly but 5 would have me concerned. With a pH that high
    you're kind of as...

  • Posted in thread: First time cider make - will my cider turn to vinegar?!? on 11-16-2015 at 02:48 PM
    Thanks for your reply!Yes i inoculated my cider with an malolactic strain about 72 hours prior
    to bottling. MLF in the bottle is problem? How is this?That could definitely be an issue. MLF
    can take mo...

  • Posted in thread: Sour Ciders? on 06-22-2015 at 09:21 PM
    The apples around here don't get that high in OG; Ida red I can get, Golden Russet, probably
    not. guess I'll have to get some apples from further east of here this season and run some more
    tests to se...

  • Posted in thread: Sour Ciders? on 06-20-2015 at 12:15 AM
    I ferment all my ciders dry. I own a hard cider company and I'm the head cidermaker as well. I
    do some freelance design work for another local winery that makes cider too. They just had a
    Golden Russe...

  • Posted in thread: Sour Ciders? on 06-19-2015 at 04:38 PM
    Rev. Nat's cider has a lacto sour cider, the website says he has "unlocked" the secret of using
    lacto in cider: I can't get this cider where I'm located, but would like to try it. When the
    sour cherr...

  • Posted in thread: SG list of commercial ciders on 06-13-2015 at 09:33 PM
    Kurant Cider - Tropic (pineapple infused dry cider) - 1.001Kurant Cider - Earth (mosaic dry
    hopped dry cider) - 1.008Kurant Cider - Nacho (fresno pepper infused cider with honey) -
    1.015I'll post more...

  • Posted in thread: Dry-hopped cider on saison yeast on 06-12-2015 at 10:35 PM
    Hops have a diminishing return when "dry hopping" in a cider. 2 weeks is basically the terminal
    point where you'll just start adding grassy notes instead of hop character. I don't advise dry
    hopping l...

  • Posted in thread: SG list of commercial ciders on 06-12-2015 at 10:32 PM
    Now that I'm in production with my own commercial cider company should I post the gravity for
    our ciders?

  • Posted in thread: My opportunity to starting a small brewery - Advice? on 11-07-2014 at 01:07 PM
    Not a brewery but I started a craft hard cider company late last year. Next month will be 1
    year since I initially started really working on the project. We're scheduled to start
    production next month...