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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: Using co2 tank to charge bottles on 10-22-2016 at 03:53 PM
    Or, get a keg too and bottle from the keg.

  • Posted in thread: Perry. Need some recipe advice... on 10-22-2016 at 03:10 PM
    Fining with gelatin is supposed to reduce tannins.

  • Posted in thread: 1118 yeast on 10-22-2016 at 02:03 PM
    It is my understanding that yeasts do not reduce acidity, however, 71B is advertised as a yeast
    that creates a good environment for malolactic bacteria to convert malic acid to lactic acid
    which resul...

  • Posted in thread: Cats on 10-21-2016 at 08:35 PM
    Technically my daughter's cat, but she's pretty equal-opportunity:Looks like Daddy's Kitty to

  • Posted in thread: pasteurize? on 10-21-2016 at 08:31 PM
    It's also true that the state of the art in home brewing in general keeps advancing. Stuff that
    was common practice a few years ago is no longer accepted. You can find recipes online and in
    books that...

  • Posted in thread: Clogged post on 10-21-2016 at 02:56 PM
    Gonna need to open the keg and fish the hops out with a strainer I guess. Or use a liquid
    disconnect to your CO2 manifold to blow the clog out - at least that might get you through the

  • Posted in thread: Starter Transition on 10-21-2016 at 02:28 PM
    Sorry, I misunderstood you. I thought your carboy was bigger than the demijohn but not big
    enough to hold the current batch plus the additional cider. If you're going to combine both
    together in one f...

  • Posted in thread: First cider, not fermenting?? on 10-21-2016 at 01:35 PM
    I found a cider without preservatives and made a starter. Added some fermentaid and O2 just to
    give it an extra boost. I pitched the starter into the cider and crossed my fingers!Good luck.

  • Posted in thread: Time, pitching yeast to priming on 10-21-2016 at 01:25 PM
    I think the "rule of thumb" is about 5 months, after which you should think about adding a
    pinch of yeast at bottling time. But I'm pretty sure I've seen posts here from people who have
    bottle conditi...

  • Posted in thread: Starter Transition on 10-20-2016 at 08:27 PM
    If you're racking fermented cider, then always use a siphon. No funnel, no dumping, no
    splashing. Minimize headspace too, to limit exposure to oxygen.Leave the lees behind when you
    rack to secondary (...

In pursuit of the perfect cider. Dave C.