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Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-17-2015 at 06:34 AM
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Posted in thread: 2012 Washington Mead & Cider Cup on 12-10-2012 at 07:06 PM
We ended up with 134 entries for this competition with quite a few coming in from out of state.
The entries are all sorted and waiting for judging next weekend. It will be exiting to see and
Posted in thread: Minimum Cider PH with Ale yeast on 11-30-2012 at 07:55 PM
Thanx for the input Yoop. The sulfites are also a good possibility that I hadn't thought of.
Obviously CvilleKevin has had pretty good luck with beer yeasts so I know it is doable. There
is just not a...
Posted in thread: Minimum Cider PH with Ale yeast on 11-30-2012 at 07:30 AM
Thanx gregbathurst. I have done a few ciders with English Cider yeast and I agree a PH of 3.3
worked nicely. I was curious why the Wyeast 1098 did not seem to work at that PH though, and
Posted in thread: Minimum Cider PH with Ale yeast on 11-29-2012 at 07:27 PM
Well it appears no-one has a firm answer on this one. As it ws getting to be way too many days
without ferment I made up a re-hydrated batch of Lalvin D47 a couple days ago and pitched that.
I had fer...
Posted in thread: Minimum Cider PH with Ale yeast on 11-27-2012 at 09:21 AM
I have a question. My wife and I have been doing some playing around with cider for the last
several months and have had some decent results using English Cider yeast. After reading much
Posted in thread: 2012 Washington Mead & Cider Cup on 10-12-2012 at 09:37 AM
The WA Mead and Cider cup is going to be a fantastic competition. It recognizes the growth in
home made mead and cider making in recent years and gives a place to compete these beverages
clear of the ...
Posted in thread: Am I misunderstanding the functionality of a kegarator? on 08-17-2012 at 08:47 PM
Line length balancing is nowhere near as critical with cider. The reason being is cider will
not foam up the way beer will if the lines are too short. I have run cider at 16-18 psi through
an 8' line ...
Posted in thread: Am I misunderstanding the functionality of a kegarator? on 08-16-2012 at 07:59 PM
The cider should be cold to take the CO2. Then put your 10-12 psi on and wait. In about a week
you should start noticing decent carbonation Might be 10-12 days until you hit the peak
carbonation for t...
Posted in thread: High Gravity Mash on 08-16-2012 at 01:31 AM
Tannin extraction is not instantaneous. Only if you keep the temp over 170 will you be risking
noticeable tannin extraction. After initial vorleuf then drain, your grains will be somewhere
in the 150-...