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  • Posted in thread: Cider: back sweetening / aging on 01-02-2014 at 10:56 PM
    I'd say about 2 1/4 cups of apple juice to bottle prime 2 gallons. You could back sweeten with
    non fermentable sweeteners like sucralose, stevia, xylitol or lactose. Or you could back
    sweeten with app...

  • Posted in thread: Simple Hard Cider, Bottle Carbed and back sweetened with xylitol. on 12-30-2013 at 05:07 AM
    Xylitol is definitely the best tasting artificial sweetener.

  • Posted in thread: Need some help with 55 gallons on 12-30-2013 at 04:13 AM
    Holy %$#@ balls batman. That's a lot of cider.This is how you force carb bottles: Or you
    could just buy a beer gun.Another option would be to let it finish fermenting, add priming
    sugar, and back sw...

  • Posted in thread: A cider forum troll surfaces, with a few questions... on 12-29-2013 at 04:26 AM
    The one thing I really wish I had and still don't, kegerator. The bottling process takes more
    work than anything for me. A bottle rinser and bench capper has made it a little easier.

  • Posted in thread: Didn't seem to carb much, do I still need to pasteurize? on 12-16-2013 at 07:10 AM
    You could try to pasteurize, they might explode though. Definitely chill them right away. You
    could release some pressure. Pry the cap slowly until you hear a psss sound. It should let out
    air slow en...

  • Posted in thread: Am I making bottle bombs?? on 12-15-2013 at 03:51 PM
    You would lose some, but not all of the co2 in solution. Chilling it helps. I've done this
    exact same thing when forgetting to make a tester a week into carbing. Not to mention he just
    bottled today. ...

  • Posted in thread: odd fermentation on 12-15-2013 at 08:01 AM
    Nothing to worry about here. Looks like a healthy krausen. It should drop when fermentation
    ends. Yeast strains behave differently, last time I used white labs liquid yeast it looked
    exactly like that...

  • Posted in thread: Am I making bottle bombs?? on 12-15-2013 at 06:31 AM
    With that much sugar you are currently at 5 volumes of CO2, so bottle bombs are likely. You
    would have issues starting at 4 volumes. What I would do is uncap a bottle or two and transfer
    it to an empt...

  • Posted in thread: sweeten with Xylitol first on 12-14-2013 at 07:28 PM
    I think xylitol is the best tasting non fermentable sweetener. Unfortunately it gives me
    extremely painful stomach "issues". I've read that some people need to gradually increase
    intake to avoid these...

  • Posted in thread: sweeten with Xylitol first on 12-14-2013 at 09:02 AM
    There's no benefit in adding xylitol beforehand. If you add it afterwards you can sweeten it to
    taste. Use 1 tsp of yeast per gallon.

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