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Posted in thread: 2013 Crop Batch #2 on 01-30-2014 at 04:35 PM
Hey mopar, what's your yield with the Lancman?My old school screw press gets 2.5 (recently
picked/juicy) to 1.75 (fully sweated) gallons/bu.
Posted in thread: Carbonating on 01-22-2014 at 08:35 PM
Might not go so well if bottles are cold and you pur 175deg water on them.Just a thought, might
want to get bottles at least room temp.(thinking of non FL bottlers working in a garage or
Posted in thread: crab apples? on 01-22-2014 at 06:41 PM
I have to freeze my crabs in a chest freezer as they are ready (will rot/drop if left on) a
good two months before my main ingredient apples are (Stayman in November)Freezing, then
thawing busts the c...
Posted in thread: Yeast Harvest/Re-Use on 01-22-2014 at 06:30 PM
Just did this do to accidental dumping of few gallons of my remaining (Norman style) cider. The
yeast was White Labs WLP 072, a seasonal release, so I could no longer get a fresh vial. So I
just kept ...
Posted in thread: Belgian Saison Yeast...OOPS on 01-22-2014 at 06:20 PM
I used a french farmhouse ale (TASTY!) and used small ceramic heater to get the temp up a bit,
once fermentation got hold it became endothermic and self sustaining (1-2 days) and the yeast
Posted in thread: granny smith tincture? on 12-14-2013 at 09:45 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 12:49 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 02:01 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 03:06 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 01:29 PM
Looks like normal activity to me, A nice healthy natural cap to cover your nectar.I wouldnt