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Posted in thread: Great Dry Sparkling Cider on 09-16-2014 at 02:38 AM
Not sure what you are after, I was asking about two carboys from the same batch having
different colors, one being amber and the other being a straw color. After bottling both and
sampling over the su...
Posted in thread: Great Dry Sparkling Cider on 04-02-2014 at 04:40 PM
HAHA at least I can wait a month or so :) This is great timing, I made a double batch in
November and have been procrastinating bottling it for too long. It's in a cool, usually dark
room so I'm not t...
Posted in thread: Malo-lactic fermentation on 10-17-2013 at 04:57 PM
I see a lot of good info here on MLF and primary fermentation, but not really a schedule or
typical times at specific temps. I am using my apples and a friend's (windfalls and all) picked
the 2nd week...
Posted in thread: Great Dry Sparkling Cider on 10-16-2013 at 05:51 PM
I started your recipe 2 weeks ago. The airlock is still bubbling every minute or so. Do I wait
for the bubbles to stop or just rack it to second fermenting carboy now.It ill take longer at
Posted in thread: Using Sourdough starter as yeast. Is it possible? on 04-16-2013 at 06:01 PM
First: I bake sourdough bread. Frequently. Now on to answering the questions:Using Sourdough
starter as yeast. Is it possible?1. Sourdough starter has tons of yeast, it is absolutely
possible.2. I wou...
Posted in thread: Using Sourdough starter as yeast. Is it possible? on 04-15-2013 at 12:14 AM
There are a couple of breweries in the SF Bay Area that are doing sourdough fermented beers
The biggest concern I have is that in some cultures the main yeast is C. Milleri which doesn't
Posted in thread: Using Sourdough starter as yeast. Is it possible? on 04-15-2013 at 12:09 AM
Many bakers use a rye starter to ferment wheat breads. I use a rye culture, make a wheat
starter, and then use that in the final dough. Also wondering where you get the idea that there
is no sacc. cer...
Posted in thread: Using Sourdough starter as yeast. Is it possible? on 04-14-2013 at 11:56 PM
The cultures in a sourdough starter should have no problem thriving in any substrate composed
of cereal starches. The bigger issue is the low alcohol tolerance of the yeasts in the culture,
this is wh...
Posted in thread: Using Sourdough starter as yeast. Is it possible? on 04-11-2013 at 11:56 PM
Wheat vs. Barley doesn't matter to the microbes. All grains contain the same starches, and all
those starches get broken down into the same sugars during the mash. You will want a recipe
under 10 IBUs...
Posted in thread: Methods of Carbonating Cider on 06-27-2012 at 02:49 AM
In another thread I asked about priming sparkling apple cider to bottle and tried honey and
champagne yeast. It turns out the yeast was expired and they only carbonated a little, they are