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  • Posted in thread: 75% extraction by weight on homemade press on 10-10-2014 at 08:49 PM
    I'm looking to make something that has more of a waffle fry look to it so the juice can flow
    from the center more easily.The nylon cutting boards are pretty soft, got a router?

  • Posted in thread: Which of these yeasts would you recommend for a sparkling apple cider? on 10-07-2014 at 05:06 PM
    I am partial to French farmhouse ale yeasts. I use White labs WLP072 - French Ale Yeast (sweet
    mind you 1.018 range)Very tasty.

  • Posted in thread: Work in progress: Flash pasteurisation/semi-automated brewing on 10-07-2014 at 04:52 PM
    I had thought of doing something similar using two coils and two kegs. As I am not good at
    consistent keeving....Thought was Run fermented sweet (I prefer Norman ciders) cider from
    initial keg, throug...

  • Posted in thread: 2013 Crop Batch #2 on 01-30-2014 at 05:35 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 09:35 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 07:41 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 07:30 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 07:20 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
    warmed them...

  • 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