Last Activity:10-02-2013 12:45 PM
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Posted in thread: Can I peek, or should I wait? on 10-02-2013 at 08:43 PM
Just got home after a few days on the road in my cider smells AWESOME. The safale S-04 is
really a nice yeast and I don't mind having it fermenting away in my home office the least.
Anyway, my primary...
Posted in thread: making a cider press on 10-02-2013 at 08:36 PM
I build my press out of 2x4s, 2x6s, an old metal end-table frame and I just use a screw jack to
to press a pomace "cheese" (greenhouse shade cloth) between a hardwood board and rack. I get a
nice dry ...
Posted in thread: LOOK at what I found!!!!! on 10-02-2013 at 04:38 AM
Yooper, you earned it with all the good Karma you generated here by giving us Noobs such good
advice. Congrats! On a similar note, today I got about 10 bushels of beautiful Macintosh and
two other var...
Posted in thread: Should I skim the krausen in a brew bucket? on 09-29-2013 at 06:37 PM
Is this thick mat of krausen OK? I only recently switched from using a glass carboy as my
primary to using the brew bucket. In the carboy it usually clings to the side of the fermenter
and then stays ...
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 09-27-2013 at 06:53 PM
The one and only time I tried this the first bottle I put in the pot exploded. Luckily the
heavy aluminum lid was on. Is there another way to do this that's safer? Bring the temperature
up slowly or s...
Posted in thread: I feel like a mad scientist!! on 09-27-2013 at 06:35 PM
This thread made me laugh. I was up till 3 a.m. mountain time on Wednesday pressing one batch
of juice and bottling a finished batch of cider. All the tubes and buckets and flasks and
Posted in thread: BYO Cider article (warning: Rant!) on 09-27-2013 at 06:27 PM
I thought the article was rather lame myself. Curious about some of the recipes tho. I was also
intrigued at the idea of hopping a cider. I find this message board to be way more useful that
most of t...
Posted in thread: Add spices during fermentation? on 09-27-2013 at 06:25 PM
What kind of spices did you add and in what quantities? curious how this turns out.
Posted in thread: Sugar AND Honey and plums? on 09-27-2013 at 04:14 PM
I'm about to pitch Safale S-04 in 6 gallons of juice. I added the capden tablets and pectic
enzyme about 36 hours ago. I'm thinking about adding a combination of Turbinado sugar, Morena
sugar AND two ...
Posted in thread: Backsweeten Cider S-04 on 09-24-2013 at 09:11 PM
I did try the pasteurizing process from the sticky with my last batch. Thankfully I did it in a
heavy aluminum pressure canner with a loose fitting lid because my fear came true and the