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Posted in thread: To boil or not to BOIL?? on 11-27-2011 at 02:56 AM
If I use some LME in my cider, do I have to boil the LME for the protein break or can I just
heat it enough till it dissolves in water?
Posted in thread: How come my cider is carbonated? on 10-25-2011 at 01:40 AM
yep!depending on the yeast you used and the type of residual sugar, you can definitely get a
monster that will not stop fermenting period - EC-1118 is like that. I've done a batch of mead
where i used...
Posted in thread: Not bubbling after 24 hours. Infection? on 10-22-2011 at 01:27 PM
I always use yeast nutrient for my cider and it takes off like a rocket. If I use fresh pressed
apple cider, it will spew all kinds of goopiness out of the airlock so, a blowoff tube is what
I use. Th...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 10-19-2011 at 09:05 PM
Check the chemicals in your juice first. Two yeast killers in juice are potassium sorbate and
sodium benzoate. Yeast will not do their thing if these are present. I bought a jug the other
day without ...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 10-13-2011 at 11:19 PM
You can wait till 1.000 or 1.004or5. Judging by your OG it should be a whopper by the time it
gets to that point. Don't get too married to the hydrometer, just use it as a gauge and your
taste buds as...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 10-13-2011 at 12:35 AM
I've done this same type of recipe for a while now. I let it go for 5 days and it really turns
out well. I have found that I need to bottle, let it set for about 4 or 5 hours then,
Posted in thread: How many gallons of Brandon O's Graff have been made? on 09-09-2011 at 12:29 AM
If I don' have any "grains" and just some LME, will this still turn out okay?
Posted in thread: Wtt: Two 5 gal ball lock kegs on 08-18-2011 at 08:18 PM
I have two 5 gallon ball lock kegs to trade for one or two 3 gallon ball lock kegs.The 5 gal
kegs are clean and hold pressure.I'm scaling down the brewery and need to let some stuff go!PM
if you are i...
Posted in thread: Questions about larger batches of cider on 08-15-2011 at 02:56 PM
I have learned that good cider comes from a sanitary environment. Since it ferments so quickly,
you'll secondary in a matter of days to glass or stainless. I use glass and better bottles for
my cider ...