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  • Posted in thread: 1st Cider - it worked! on 11-06-2010 at 01:37 PM
    I did 2 5 gallon batches 6 months ago and was fairly disappointed with the results.After 2
    months, I tried a bottle and found low carbonation and it tasted rather green or yeasty I
    guess. I was planni...

  • Posted in thread: New to Cider on 05-04-2010 at 04:10 PM
    Thanks. I may try that yeast next.

  • Posted in thread: New to Cider on 05-03-2010 at 02:42 AM
    Took the plunge and bought 5 gals of Mott's apple juice and Safale-04.Sanitized everything,
    added the juice, shook it to death, added yeast nutrients (3 tsp) and pitched.4 hours later it
    was bubbling ...

  • Posted in thread: a little more help on 04-30-2010 at 10:26 PM
    From what I've read here, I think the addition of Potasium Sorbate kills the yeast so it won't
    ferment after adding more juice/sugar.

  • Posted in thread: 1st batch on 04-29-2010 at 10:50 AM
    Nice. I'm going to make my first cider this weekend. Can't wait!

  • Posted in thread: Decent Attenuation? on 04-28-2010 at 08:52 PM
    OG 1.051 FG 1.010 = 80% Apparent AttenuationReal - 68%Honestly, this is the best spread I've
    ever had and it's still bubbling after 3 days. I usually get a FG of around 1.18 or so.Using a
    Cream Ale ex...

  • Posted in thread: Smack Pack - Observations on 06-16-2009 at 01:53 PM
    Awhile back, I brewed a cream ale with dry yeast. Came out wonderful but I noticed the
    fermentation was fairly vigorous.I decided to try liquid in a smack pack for the first time
    (without making a sta...

  • Posted in thread: Refrigerator Fermenter on 06-02-2009 at 12:55 AM
    Read your instructions carefully before submerging the probe in water. I think mine said not to
    immerse it in liquid but I may be wrong.R/Avi

  • Posted in thread: Refrigerator Fermenter on 05-30-2009 at 11:44 AM
    I just tape the lead of the probe so it dangles about half way down the freezer - ensuring it
    does not touch the walls or floor of the freezer. I also have two of those stick on thermos
    (one on the bo...

  • Posted in thread: Finally in the Bottles on 05-25-2009 at 02:06 PM
    Well my first batch went into the bottles this weekend. It has been painful waiting and now I
    have to wait another 3 weeks...ouch.I made a cream ale, 2 weeks in primary, 2 weeks in
    secondary. I did ta...