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  • Posted in thread: My First Cider, So far, so ...yum on 08-23-2005 at 05:37 AM
    Yes - as I said, pastuerized is fine, but preservatives are what you want to avoid - they can
    be funky compounds that will mess with your fermentation and leave weird byproducts in your
    finished cider...

  • Posted in thread: My First Cider, So far, so ...yum on 08-19-2005 at 01:37 AM
    Well - just like in beer, the quality of the final product depends on the quality of what you
    use to make it. For the most authentic hard cider, I would recommend using local (if you can
    find it) fres...

  • Posted in thread: Going all grain on 06-19-2005 at 06:12 PM
    BornBrew - Yes that is true, the grain will absorb some heat - the cooler walls will absorb
    heat as well as the unit heats from room temp up to your mash temp. Some choose to pre-heat
    their cooler to ...

  • Posted in thread: Going all grain on 06-18-2005 at 05:36 PM
    I use a ten gallon Rubbermaid - loses 1 degree in an hour mash - pretty standard from what I
    have seen. In hindsight, althought the round cooler is neat and compact and all, I should have
    saved some c...

  • Posted in thread: My First Cider, So far, so ...yum on 04-21-2005 at 06:41 PM
    Well - I'm not certain but I have an idea. I made a big healthy starter for my yeast, this
    usually means rapid 3-4 day fermentation in a beer, but it STILL took a long time on the cider.
    Something abo...

  • Posted in thread: My First Cider, So far, so ...yum on 04-18-2005 at 11:48 PM
    I just drank the last remaining bottle of my first batch of cider last night. :( I too used an
    ale yeast, thinking that it would not ferment down as far and leave some nice sweetness behind
    - but I kn...

  • Posted in thread: Mistake on 12-16-2004 at 12:23 AM
    I was under the impression that alcohol in a higher concentration can adversely affect yeast. I
    would worry about the alcohol that is already present and being furher produced having an
    effect on your...

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