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Posted in thread: Tulip Poplar honey on 01-19-2017 at 12:38 AM
It is indeed a great honey for making a traditional all on its own, but not every year is a
good one for the flowers, in our area we had a rainy period during bloom so it washed out the
honey crop. We...
Posted in thread: What I have learned after 4 years of making cider on 01-09-2017 at 12:42 AM
Iodine stains starches, unripe apple have more starch then ripe apples since the starch has
been turned into sugar, since you are picking your own apples you can easily stain some to see
how ripe they...
Posted in thread: What I have learned after 4 years of making cider on 01-08-2017 at 11:46 AM
Sulfites AND Sorbate are required - only if you are sweetening and dont want carbonation. At
bottling sulfites are there to prevent oxygenation and protect from spoilage organisms. Much
better to use ...
Posted in thread: What I have learned after 4 years of making cider on 01-08-2017 at 11:39 AM
Ripe apples, the correct test is an iodine test, not SG since apples vary so much in how much
sugar they have when ripe, vary from apple to apple on the same tree so sometimes you have to
Posted in thread: Hard cider with Oak chips? on 01-05-2017 at 09:28 AM
We always add our oak directly to the cider, no soaking it or trying to sterilize them, I know
this is a beer brewing forum and beer brewers have to be more carefull with beer, but you can
just add th...
Posted in thread: Car jack plus car equals apple press on 01-02-2017 at 01:02 AM
THinking about getting a 3 point hitch forklift and then build a box for it. I have seen people
running a belt on a tractor to crush apples, I always thought the exhaust has to be adding
Posted in thread: Turn up the Heat? on 12-31-2016 at 08:59 PM
Should have included the link to Penderys If you use green jalepenos you risk the green
pepper flavor coming out, if you could find red ones that are ripe or dried ones that would be
much better. WV...
Posted in thread: Turn up the Heat? on 12-31-2016 at 01:11 PM
Penderys is a good source of dried peppers. You have 2 goals, one is to add heat and one
flavor. You can get dried Anchos and soak them in hot water overnight and include them in your
must with the wa...
Posted in thread: Vigorous Malolactic Fermentation - problem? on 12-28-2016 at 11:05 AM
Your worried you did to good a job? Did you measure the TA before you started this batch? Just
let it run its course for a couple of months and see if it ate all the acid or left enough to
Posted in thread: Chocolate mead and cyser?? on 12-26-2016 at 09:27 PM
For your chocolate mead you have to read Jack Kellers webpage blog for discussion on what kind
of Dutched Chocolate to use. Beside adding chocolate powder, we like to age on chocolate Nibs,