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Posted in thread: TTB Permits on 07-20-2015 at 01:14 PM
Recently applied on line for TTB permit to make hard cider, or rather a winery permit. As I
read the sight, once you've submitted your information, there is nothing further to do but wait
to hear from...
Posted in thread: UV Pasteurization on 06-21-2015 at 02:37 PM
Are you sure the FDA requires pasteurization? I thought it was not necessary for hard cider.
Posted in thread: Kegging cider...? on 03-31-2015 at 03:46 PM
I'm not worried about further fermentation, etc. but I have no room for keg in fridg, etc.
right now...If I leaave the keg at room temp and put the CO2 on it @ 13-15lbs, about how long
will it take to...
Posted in thread: Proper final PH and final taste adjustment question on 03-12-2015 at 03:31 PM
I think measuring Total Acidity is a better way to guage flavor than simply ph. You can do this
with a cheap titration kit they use for wine available at LBS or on line. There are
descriptions on how ...
Posted in thread: Apple / Strawberry Cider on 03-02-2015 at 09:49 PM
You will get some sediment in your bottles, but that won't hurt anything but appearances in the
Posted in thread: Apple / Strawberry Cider on 02-25-2015 at 04:22 PM
Even though your active fermentation may be over or slowed, there will still be enough yeast
looking for some sugar to carb with the coopers drops. I've waited months after primary before
Posted in thread: Apple / Strawberry Cider on 02-24-2015 at 05:16 PM
If you are bottle carbing/conditioning and don't want to rely on chemicals to abate the yeast,
you either have to (1) ferment it completely dry, then back sweeten with nonfermentable
sweetner i.e. spl...
Posted in thread: Splenda question on 02-24-2015 at 01:12 AM
For what its worth, I added 1 cup of splenda to 2 gallons I split off from a larger batch for
comparisons at bottling time to back sweeten. The result was not what I would call "sweet" but
it took the...
Posted in thread: Using Stevia to back sweeten cider on 02-23-2015 at 05:20 PM
Anyone know where you can get actual Truvia in bulk (larger quantities than the 4-6 oz)?
Posted in thread: Bottling and Sediment on 02-23-2015 at 05:17 PM
The only way to truly be sediment free is to filter it out.