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Posted in thread: granny smith tincture? on 12-14-2013 at 10:45 PM
Grannys can impart a good bit of sour once the sugars are used up. If I use 10% granny making
sweet cider, I can only go to about 1.02 FG without it being too sour.
Posted in thread: What's a reasonable yield of juice from fresh apples? on 12-05-2013 at 01:49 AM
I get 2.5 to 3 gallons per bushel (3 is really juicy ones) from my screw press, hydraulic is
supposed to yield better. But 2.5 to 3 is a satisfactory yield. So you are not to far off
Posted in thread: Orchards near Baltimore MD on 11-27-2013 at 03:01 PM
Rob (email@example.com) at Distillery Lane is a pretty down to earth guy. They
offer a cider class, so you can chat with him.Its on the website, not sure about cost. But take
Posted in thread: Cider on 11-14-2013 at 04:06 PM
Sunlight is bad, it will produce off flavors.It can even heat the juice making more off flavors
from increased fermenting temps.You can leave in kitchen, just throw towel over it.
Posted in thread: Stuff on top of my cider... on 11-14-2013 at 02:29 PM
Looks like normal activity to me, A nice healthy natural cap to cover your nectar.I wouldnt
Posted in thread: Help Me Before I go stupid on 11-11-2013 at 04:05 PM
From Ocean Spray, you'll mostly get sugars (not sure if the "other" juice is apple or pear or
both).Cranberry adds mostly body to cider, a little drying to the sides of your tounge, and a
bit of tartn...
Posted in thread: Help Me Before I go stupid on 11-10-2013 at 01:50 PM
Keep in mind unless its 100% cranberry, at most (ocean spray) will be a 27% cocktail, generics
are more like a 15%. I'd do no more than 10% cranberry (@100% juice) last I priced, 100% was
Posted in thread: Pear Cider Question on 11-08-2013 at 03:56 PM
I've found the only thing pear is good for is more alcohol.Straight dry perry tastes like a
Posted in thread: Back Sweetening Question - Cranberry Concentrate? on 11-07-2013 at 09:13 PM
Give it a try, I add 20% crab to my blend, and it tastes a lot like cranberry.Has the same
astringency as crabs too.Crabs are always good!
Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 11-07-2013 at 07:50 PM
I will chime in here because I make a lot of back sweetened cider that has a lot of success. I
ferment dry then back sweeten with a. double sweet fresh pressed cider (cider frozen then half