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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: Should I have waited on 07-11-2016 at 08:34 PM
    I would definitely let it settle again and rack to a clean pot before bottling. You don't want
    any stirred up yeast reducing the effectiveness of the sorbate. In fact, it's best to let the
    mead clear ...

  • Posted in thread: 5 gallons of mead in 6 gallon carboy on 07-07-2016 at 02:44 PM
    You'll be fine.

  • Posted in thread: What are whole numbers, man? on 07-06-2016 at 02:04 PM
    I've seen references to the term here a couple of times, from posters in the UK. It may be a
    decidedly British thing - I know there's a Brit on youtube who describes making cider from
    boxed grocery st...

  • Posted in thread: What are whole numbers, man? on 07-05-2016 at 08:36 PM
    What's the question?What is the definition of a turbo cider? One that's made quickly? You can
    add sugar to apple juice and ferment it with an aggressive yeast at 75°F and have cider that's
    done in a c...

  • Posted in thread: Pull Out Early? on 07-05-2016 at 03:56 PM
    What are lees?Sediment.

  • Posted in thread: Cough Syrup on 07-05-2016 at 03:25 PM
    Did you by chance use a fining agent to clear the mead? Super Kleer will leave a medicinal

  • Posted in thread: Mead bottling question on 07-03-2016 at 01:48 PM
    Most comps prefer 12 oz beer bottles for ease of handling, but 375 ml wine bottles work too.

  • Posted in thread: Mead bottling question on 07-01-2016 at 06:22 PM
    Still or sparkling?

  • Posted in thread: Rough guess of SG? on 06-30-2016 at 02:49 PM
    About 1.085

  • Posted in thread: I need some advice from refrigeration experts on chest freezer repair on 06-28-2016 at 08:23 PM
    Sounds like they're low on charge. You'd need an HVAC guy to do it right, since there's
    probably leaks somewhere. But without service ports it's probably not worth it. The R12
    especially, that's so ex...

In pursuit of the perfect cider. Dave C.