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Posted in thread: First attempt at making mead - JAOM on 07-05-2015 at 02:18 PM
The fruit should fall when it's done. Takes about 100 days they tell me.Mine started 2 days
ago... looks familiar, eh?https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/298/19221678829_74a026e306_z.jpg
Posted in thread: Servomyces? Overkill? on 07-05-2015 at 02:12 PM
I've found that glass carboys are very sensitive to temperature changes. I had a 1 gallon jug
crack in my hands while washing it with hot water in my sink.
Posted in thread: My first Cider and nothing happening on 07-04-2015 at 01:53 PM
Sounds like you did everything right. 4 hrs should have been long enough for the yeast to reach
room temp. How old was the yeast?If you don't see any activity after another day I think I'd
Posted in thread: Cider smells like Cat Pee on 07-03-2015 at 02:25 PM
Hi everyone,You're giving me some solid advice, so here's my thoughts. I'm not sure I'm going
to do the copper thing. I think I'm just going to have to man up and drink a bottle of cat pee
every week ...
Posted in thread: Safale S-04 Cider on 07-03-2015 at 01:48 PM
I used S04 as one of 5 different yeasts in a divided up batch of pear must. The S04 was really
sulfurous compared to the others. I was able to work out most of it, but still was my least
Posted in thread: Safale S-04 Cider on 07-03-2015 at 01:37 PM
I almost always reach Fg in just a couple of days, but it's ok if yours is not there. Sometimes
it goes slow because of a lack of nutrients, or a lack of oxygen, or a low temperature,
etc.Often, I wil...
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Posted in thread: Fermenting done, now what on 06-24-2015 at 02:41 PM
The simplest safest way to get a mildly sweet cider is to add a non fermentable sugar like
Xylitol at bottling time. I find that 3 tablespoons per gallon works well. If you also want it