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  • Woodworking,Drinking
  • Engineer
  • Dave
  • Looking for the ultimate hard cider recipe.
  • More cider... and some mead.
  • Nothing at the moment.
  • 2.5 gallons S-04 sitting at 1.000 aging, One gallon with mixed berries, Four gallons with 71B-1122 finishing secondary. One gallon 10% cyser aging on oak.
  • 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: Adding cider , secondary? on 09-28-2016 at 06:40 PM
    I would add enough cider to bring gravity back to maybe 1.010 and see what happens. Use an
    airlock of course.

  • Posted in thread: Adding cider , secondary? on 09-28-2016 at 02:42 PM
    You're sitting at about 14% ABV which is the stated limit of that yeast. Adding some juice will
    dilute that, so it might restart and ferment some of the apple's sugar.

  • Posted in thread: I'm getting fresh 16 gallons pressed honeycrisp/haralson apple juice; I have question on 09-28-2016 at 10:01 AM
    Reply quoted inline...Hey all; i'll be buying 16 gallons of fresh pressed apple cider from a
    local dude on craiglist; raw, no chemicals added."This cider is a mixture of sweet and tart
    apples includin...

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 09-27-2016 at 03:55 PM
    I've got my first gallon of this on tap currently and It's a great light bubbly drink. I brewed
    this batch around May or June of 2016. My wife enjoys the apfelwein but she wishes it was
    slightly more ...

  • Posted in thread: First attempt. on 09-27-2016 at 03:38 PM
    Another dose of nutrient would be a good idea.

  • Posted in thread: First time fermenting and i have the bug after tasting my applejack! on 09-27-2016 at 03:17 PM
    Many people (including myself) dislike the taste of fermented molasses. I'm gonna try a jack
    this winter and I'm planning to use only apple concentrate for the sugar.

  • Posted in thread: Super Cyser?? on 09-27-2016 at 10:08 AM
    Too early to tell. Give it more time, the taste will change.

  • Posted in thread: First cider sulfur problem on 09-26-2016 at 05:50 PM
    What's your batch size? That was enough K-Meta for 12.5 gallons.And if you used it to prevent
    fermentation, that was a mistake. You need potassium sorbate for that.

  • Posted in thread: Liquor laws. Whats up with that? on 09-26-2016 at 05:39 PM
    ^^ Correct for Minnesota. I will add that we try to change this law every year to allow for
    Sunday sales. Believe it or not its the big liquor stores that lobby and prevent the law from
    changing - the...

  • Posted in thread: Making cider with winfall apples & kitchen juicer on 09-26-2016 at 05:08 PM
    Thanks for the links on the add ins. I presume if I'm adding fruit in secondary it will need to
    ferment again?Yes, the added sugar will ferment. Your hydrometer is your friend.

In pursuit of the perfect cider. Dave C.