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Posted in thread: Let's Talk Clarity on 04-09-2013 at 03:33 AM
Hi All,I've been brewing a bunch of 1-gallon batches of cider in clear glass jugs, as well as a
couple other batches of wine and mead on the side, and I've become quite confused about how the
Posted in thread: Reasons not to use a Better Bottle? on 02-28-2013 at 11:58 PM
Hi All,So I really like the idea of fermenting exclusively in glass carboys, but the pragmatism
of the Better Bottles is winning me over. So I want your guys' input-- aside from the overall
Posted in thread: Opaque Beige-colored foam? on 01-28-2013 at 11:34 PM
Great. That's a relief to hear. Thanks very much!
Posted in thread: Carbonating cider on 01-28-2013 at 06:08 PM
I have heard 1/8 cup to 1/4 cup per gallon (depending on how carbonated you want), but that is
not backed up by my personal experience. I will backsweeten my first non-still batch of cider
in about 3 ...
Posted in thread: Opaque Beige-colored foam? on 01-28-2013 at 05:59 PM
Hi all,One of my batches of cider looks a little bit different than I've come to expect-- the
foam on top is thicker and a little bit darker in color than other batches I have made, as well
as the oth...
Posted in thread: Should we be racking? If so, when? on 01-12-2013 at 06:43 AM
So if you guys would like to know, I just bottled that cider I was talking about. Here's the
post-report:My brew of a gallon of cider, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and 1 oz. of Nottingham Ale
Yeast sat in ...
Posted in thread: Should we be racking? If so, when? on 12-21-2012 at 04:14 PM
Well, I just racked my cider to secondary after two and a half weeks. It was still bubbling
pretty regularly too, but the lees were really building up. S.G. was down to 1.020 from 1.060.
It's still bu...
Posted in thread: Should we be racking? If so, when? on 12-18-2012 at 11:41 PM
I think that we are told by generic wisdom that letting a cider sit to long in primary risks
imbuing cider with the taste of dead yeast. That being said, I have recently heard of several
recipes that ...
Posted in thread: How long can primary last? on 12-11-2012 at 06:17 PM
Hey all,I have a batch of cider bubbling away in a one-gallon jug, and I have heard some
varying opinions about how long to let it ferment in primary before racking it to secondary. I
don't want it to...