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  • Woodworking,Drinking
  • Engineer
  • Dave
  • 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.
  • What's a keg?
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  • Single
  • New Haven County
  • Connecticut


  • 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?

  • 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
    pitch anoth...

  • 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
    favorite vari...

  • 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
    sparkling, you...

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