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  • Posted in thread: sweet cider, trying to stop fermentation on 12-03-2009 at 11:31 PM
    I just attmepted to pasteurize some bottles i have of cider. Heated the bottles to 160 F for
    12-15 minutes and then let cool. I will keep an update for bombs and taste when i test them.
    gravities were...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteurization on 12-03-2009 at 03:40 PM
    Thanks for the replies. I did cold crash all this cider that i have bottled. It varied from
    1.000 to 1.02. I cold crash it for 48+ hours and then bottle. I am new to this so i am just
    trying to figure...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteurization on 12-03-2009 at 04:27 AM
    I recently bottled a gallon of cider (using EC 1118) which had a gravity of 1.012. I used a
    carb tester plastic bottle and once that became quite firm i decided to pasteurize. I placed
    the bottles in ...

  • Posted in thread: Straining Bag on 12-01-2009 at 08:10 PM
    Thanks for the replies, I just heated the fruit and then mashed/strained it to get juice
    without solids.Anyone else tried adding kiwis/kiwi juice to cider? Thought it would give an
    interesting flavor.

  • Posted in thread: Straining Bag on 11-30-2009 at 10:52 PM
    Sorry for the newb questions. I want to add fruit to a couple gallons of cider i have ready for
    secondary. A lot of threads were talking about using straining bags to keep the
    skins/seeds/solids out o...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Cider on 11-20-2009 at 11:15 PM
    Everything is going smoothly at the moment. I found out the yeast i have is EC 1118 which has
    not received good comments from what ive read. Do you prefer to age the cider in a secondary
    fermentation ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Cider on 11-17-2009 at 05:13 PM
    I am planning on racking to a secondary when the gravity is close to 1.000. In this i would
    like to add some fruit (blueberries,Raisins, honey) to add some flavor. I am just worried about
    waiting too ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling Cider on 11-17-2009 at 02:51 AM
    So i have seen several different suggestions, but as a first time fermenter i am looking for
    some specifics. I have 2 1 gal glass jugs and 1 five gallon jug of cider fermenting.All of them
    are equal p...