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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.