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  • Woodworking,Drinking
  • Engineer
  • Dave
  • Looking for the ultimate hard cider recipe.
  • More cider... and some mead.
  • One gallon JAO BOMM mead
  • 2.5 gallons S-04 sitting at 1.000 aging, One gallon with mixed berries, Four gallons with 71B-1122 finishing secondary.
  • 10 bottles simple cider for Christmas, 750 ml of JAOM aging until next year.
  • What's a keg?
  • Male
  • Single
  • New Haven County
  • Connecticut


  • Posted in thread: Help About OG and FG. on 02-08-2016 at 04:44 PM
    About 1.045 but that's not much honey, dunno what it'd taste like.

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation Problem (Keg) on 02-08-2016 at 10:52 AM
    The liquid line that came with my kit is 3/16" x 5 feet long.

  • Posted in thread: Pitching yeast into apple juice for cider on 02-07-2016 at 07:32 PM
    I use 12 oz crown cap bottles (beer). Follow the sugar calculators (Northern Brewer site has
    one) and pick about 2.5 volumes of CO2. That's middle of the road cider carbonation.I rack to a
    bottling po...

  • Posted in thread: If I wanted the alcohol content to be higher.. on 02-07-2016 at 06:37 PM
    Add enough sugar to bring the original gravity to 1.054

  • Posted in thread: Pitching yeast into apple juice for cider on 02-07-2016 at 04:15 PM
    Thanks RedlegEd. I think I will try the concentrate on my next batch. I have heard that is a
    good method as well.If this is your first time out, I would recommend NO sugar. A typical cider
    will finish...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation Problem (Keg) on 02-07-2016 at 03:05 PM
    Is that a Cannonball keg? I got one for Christmas but haven't used it yet, so I'll be watching
    this thread.From what I know, you haven't done anything wrong. Are you using the liquid line
    and picnic t...

  • Posted in thread: A few questions about starting a batch of cider on 02-06-2016 at 02:31 PM
    I've made a lot of 1 gallon batches, and honestly never noticed a difference with or without
    aeration. Even went to the extreme of getting an oxygen wand and bubbling pure oxygen through
    the cider for...

  • Posted in thread: Bentonite- might not use it again on 02-06-2016 at 02:07 PM
    I don't know of any fining agents that don't have an effect on taste, other than pectic enzyme.

  • Posted in thread: To Pasteurize or not to Pasteurize bottled hard cider??? on 02-04-2016 at 08:33 PM
    First, understand that pasteurizing is only done on sweet carbonated ciders. The idea is to add
    enough sugar for both priming and sweetening, and when carbonation reaches the desired level
    kill the ye...

  • Posted in thread: Options for sweet carbonated cider? on 02-04-2016 at 06:38 PM
    This is interesting. I had thought that maybe cold crashing at the desired FG and force
    filtering might work. It's an experiment on my list of things to do.

In pursuit of the perfect cider.