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Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 12-08-2013 at 12:17 PM
Warm bottles always appear to have higher carbonation. Chill a bottle to serving temp first,
than see if it foams out.
Posted in thread: Bottle Fermentation Failed on 12-02-2013 at 10:47 AM
The secondary fermentation is probably going so slow you can't see it. I wouldn't of started a
secondary fermentation outside the bottle. It will only raise the abv. If you want to bottle
carb start b...
Posted in thread: Cider Fermentation slow or stuck? on 12-02-2013 at 10:27 AM
+1 bubbles are probably lifting the hydrometer up. Last time I used S-05 it went from 1.06 to
1.02 in under a week. From there it finished very slow. If it's really fermenting that slow i'd
Posted in thread: My starter yeast had a SG of 1.150 - did I ruin it? on 12-02-2013 at 10:13 AM
I'd still use it, yeast are tough. I'm not sure what the perfect starter gravity is, but I
usually just aim for 1.03.
Posted in thread: Taming acetobacter on 12-01-2013 at 10:36 AM
I'd say your doing just about all you can, hit it with sulfite/sorbate to slow things down
further. I'd drink a bottle at least once a week to see if it starts turning to vinegar.
Posted in thread: do i need bottle fermentation? on 12-01-2013 at 10:04 AM
Take gravity readings for a few days to make sure fermentation has stopped, it should be close
to 1.000. Than add just enough sugar to carbonate, about an ounce per gallon. This will make a
bone dry c...
Posted in thread: White Film on top of cider on 12-01-2013 at 09:13 AM
Could be a number of things, hard to tell with the picture. Take a sample from underneath the
film and see if it tastes vinegary. I would try to carefully rack from underneath the film,
than top it of...
Posted in thread: Green apple gelatin. on 11-25-2013 at 12:55 AM
I've got a five gallon batch of hard cider going. I know gelatin is used to help it clear. Can
I use green apple gelatin to give it some extra flavor and help it clear? After its finished of
Posted in thread: Done with the bubbles in the air lock after 8 days. NEXT step? on 10-30-2013 at 10:07 PM
Q)If I added more sugar and yeast will that give it a higher ABV?A)Yes, but you don't have to
pitch more yeast. Q)Should I bother with the 2nd round of sugar and champagne yeast or just
Posted in thread: Adding flavor during cold crash? on 09-14-2013 at 05:36 AM
You could try cinnamon extract, the liquid stuff.