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  • Woodworking,Drinking
  • Engineer
  • Dave
  • Looking for the ultimate hard cider recipe.
  • More cider... and some mead.
  • 6 gallons of orchard cider, 2 gallons of cyser.
  • 2 gallons of 71B cider, now approaching a year of aging.
  • Nothing recently.
  • Orchard cider, 6.5% ABV sweetened to 1.010 with FAJC.
  • Male
  • Single
  • New Haven County
  • Connecticut


  • Posted in thread: Need Some Help Salvaging Cider? on 01-19-2017 at 03:54 PM
    Show us a picture if you can. It may be normal or it may be something nasty.

  • Posted in thread: Cider Infection on 01-19-2017 at 02:01 PM
    Whether it's important or not depends on how far along the ferment is. If gravity is still
    dropping then there's CO2 in the headspace and oxygen won't get in. If the ferment is done then
    the risk is t...

  • Posted in thread: plastic cider error on 01-18-2017 at 07:25 PM
    Let it finish. Your hydrometer is your friend.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Temperature on 01-18-2017 at 01:30 PM
    60-65 is fine for pretty much any yeast. Some, like D-47, need to be below 65 or they make

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Temperature on 01-18-2017 at 11:12 AM
    Depends on the yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Kegging Cider on 01-18-2017 at 10:55 AM

  • Posted in thread: Need some quick advice! on 01-17-2017 at 01:21 PM
    Something's very wrong. Any chance of bringing that back to the orchard and ask if they've ever
    smelled anything like that? Fresh cider should smell like apples. Period.

  • Posted in thread: When to add yeast nutrient? on 01-14-2017 at 07:19 PM
    What are you fermenting? What is the SG?

  • Posted in thread: Pomegranate F*%k on 01-14-2017 at 07:16 PM
    I think the chances are good that it'll stall.

  • Posted in thread: Cider Infection on 01-14-2017 at 03:09 PM
    Wait until it stops fermenting, then rack it to another bottle. Then add your marbles. I use
    glass stones sold in craft stores for flower vase art. Sanitized, of

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