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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
    bottles reminded...

  • 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
    bottle explode...