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  • Looking for the ultimate hard cider recipe.
  • More cider...
  • 3 gallons of orchard cider with S-04 yeast.
  • Empty jugs
  • Pasteurized orchard cider, with and without carbonation. Still looking for the perfect recipe.
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  • Posted in thread: First attempt at making mead - JAOM on 07-31-2015 at 08:08 PM
    A cap should be OK.

  • Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 07-31-2015 at 01:38 PM
    What should starting and ending hydrometer readings be?Typically 1.130-ish to start (mine was
    1.127) and 1.030-ish finished.

  • Posted in thread: First attempt at making mead - JAOM on 07-31-2015 at 01:02 PM
    How did this work out for you? Are you going to bottle it or just drink it now?

  • Posted in thread: Sweetening cider-how much sugar? on 07-31-2015 at 12:44 PM
    I do mine by SG at bottling time. Typically I bring it up to 1.010 - 1.012 with FAJC, adding it
    in 1/4 cup increments. Phug has a thread about the SG of commercial ciders, and IIRC they range
    from lik...

  • Posted in thread: Pectic Haze and Pectic enzyme inquisitions on 07-30-2015 at 12:58 PM
    I added some cherry puree to one of my ciders in secondary and got pretty much the same
    results. The lees turned red. The added sugar from the berries will restart fermentation and
    you'll have to wait...

  • Posted in thread: Using pectic enzyme after? on 07-30-2015 at 12:47 PM
    Ok, so what will happen if its a positive result? With it all float to the top or sink? I'm
    just wondering because if it floats to the top of my carboy I just rack from under as usual
    right?But I find...

  • Posted in thread: Creating a sweet without pasteurisation? on 07-30-2015 at 12:38 PM
    I suggest using Xylitol as an unfermentable sweetener. Doesn't have an aftertaste like
    artificial sweeteners. About 3 TBSP per gallon works for me. You can find it in health food

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation (non-existant) on 07-29-2015 at 06:21 PM
    Leave the sediment behind, yes. But you won't have 5 gallons any more so depending on what your
    yield is you might fill up a 3 gallon jug plus a 1 gallon and a 1/2 gallon jug. Many cider
    makers have a...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonation (non-existant) on 07-29-2015 at 05:06 PM
    Not that I don't trust your advise, but I am curious about the oxidation you speak of. If I
    know that the bucket is fully sealed why would oxidation be an issue? Do you not recommend
    using 5 gallon bu...

  • Posted in thread: First Time Cidermaker Could Use Some Guidance on 07-28-2015 at 07:02 PM
    I was going to suggest that you use a crushed campdon tablet (mixed with a little apple cider)
    before you add any other ingredient and wait 24 hours to allow it to kill any "wild partygoers"
    :tank: :b...

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