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  • Boston, MA
  • graphic designer/web designer
  • 5 gallons hard cider (started 9/28/10)
    1 gallon hard cider
    1 gallon hard lemonade (tastes like floor polish)
  • 5 gallons hard cider
    5 gallons pale ale
    1 gallon blueberry cider
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  • Posted in thread: One year aged Cider Carbonation on 11-08-2010 at 10:32 PM
    I've only tried this once with a few bottles, but it worked: The guy at my local beer-wine
    supply store mentioned that in this type of situation, you can sweeten it and add a few drops
    of champagne ye...

  • Posted in thread: Organic apple peel yeast? on 10-14-2010 at 02:24 PM
    Nothing wrong with a youtube video... if a guy shows how he can do something, you can watch it
    and decide if you agree... or not... there have been plenty of opposing viewpoints here, such
    as the topi...

  • Posted in thread: Organic apple peel yeast? on 10-13-2010 at 01:58 PM
    I haven't tried this, but I have seen a youtube video that shows a guy doing exactly what you
    mention. [ame]

  • Posted in thread: Anyone been to Cider Days in Western Mass? on 09-10-2010 at 12:23 PM
    I'm thinking about going (, but have never been and was curious how it is. There's
    an Intro to Cidermaking workshop on Saturday that looks good, but I'm wondering if there are
    other oppor...

  • Posted in thread: How to go about bottle carbonating cider on 08-17-2010 at 12:35 PM
    I sweetened my cider before bottling, and checked the plastic bottle tester, then pasteurized
    on the stovetop when they were carbed enough. I'm still drinking from that batch, 6 months
    later, and not ...

  • Posted in thread: How to go about bottle carbonating cider on 05-07-2010 at 12:19 PM
    You can do it. I primed my cider before bottling and got it to a semi sweet level, and then
    bottled it. I also filled a plastic water bottle and gave that a squeeze every day to check the
    level of pre...

  • Posted in thread: hard lemon aid question on 05-03-2010 at 04:11 PM
    I started a hard lemonade two months ago, and I used the same technique with the yeast going in
    slowly, and giving the jug a swirl every day. I had low activity for two weeks, about a bubble
    a minute....

  • Posted in thread: Hard lemonade recipe - adjustments? on 03-27-2010 at 01:19 AM
    Funny this topic came up... I just started a 1 gallon test batch. After researching a lot of
    recipes, I decided to try one with fresh lemons rather than the lemonade concentrate method. 10
    lemons - fi...

  • Posted in thread: rescuing non-carbing cider on 03-20-2010 at 12:51 PM
    the guy at my brew store mentioned adding some champagne yeast from the packet to a cup with
    warm water and some sugar, let it get going for 15 minutes, and then put a few drops in each
    bottle before ...

  • Posted in thread: Would this work? on 03-16-2010 at 01:51 PM
    I just did something similar, and it worked nicely. I fermented out to a dry cider, about 5
    weeks, and then I backsweetened with sugar (dissolved in warm cider), and bottled. I took
    others' advice and...