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  • Posted in thread: Apple Identification on 11-26-2016 at 04:29 PM
    Send an email to John Bunker from Fedco in Maine.

  • Posted in thread: Sorbated Cider for backsweetening on 10-24-2016 at 02:50 PM
    Yes Bigfly is right, even though there is sorbate in the sweet cider there was only enough
    added to hinder its own fermentation in its original volume. As soon as you add it to say, 5
    gallons of ferme...

  • Posted in thread: My cider tastes more like beer! on 07-13-2016 at 05:14 PM
    Use a different yeast next time, I suggest a wine yeast like BA11 or R2, but many swear by S4.
    or Nottingham. One thing that is a big misunderstanding, there will never be any increase in
    actual apple...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Cool Bot Builders on 07-09-2016 at 12:23 AM
    My bad. AC evaporators get cold really fast. The beauty of using two controllers (or the
    coolbot) is that you don't have to worry about the fins freezing, which will happen eventually
    if you just let ...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Cool Bot Builders on 07-08-2016 at 09:30 PM
    It will do, but you won't have control over the room temp, only over the fins/evaporator temp.
    Which may be enough though, definitely give it a try!Sorry I was not clearer, I meant using the
    single te...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Cool Bot Builders on 07-07-2016 at 05:58 PM
    I'm currently testing a makeshift coolbot I put together. It involves two STC-1000 units in
    series, as stated in a previous post, but instead of connecting the a/c unit, the STCs trigger
    a small 5v li...

  • Posted in thread: Elder-flower cider? on 07-04-2016 at 09:40 PM
    I agree with thelma5 & 1bottlerocket. If you wait till the end you can see what it will taste
    like before you flavor the whole batch. Vodka is a fine way to extract the flavor, you could
    also boil som...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteurized? on 07-04-2016 at 09:34 PM
    Yes. That's a great place to start. The pasteurization will have killed any harmful bacteria
    and wild yeast, and by using a packaged strain you will get a nice clean fermentation.

  • Posted in thread: Help -- Oversweetened on 07-04-2016 at 04:18 PM
    Add plain water with some malic acid

  • Posted in thread: Cheap bulk yeast? on 06-24-2016 at 01:36 AM
    Scott labs will sell you bricks. You can get smaller packages of most of their strains from
    MoreWine of you don't want 500g at a time. It's also hard to keep it in bulk and not
    contaminate it. That's ...