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Posted in thread: What determines racking to secondary or not? on 08-30-2013 at 12:17 AM
Thanks very much! From the sounds of it, I think we'll be experimenting with not racking to
secondary. At this stage in learning, the less I muck around with it, the safer I feel. :P
Posted in thread: What determines racking to secondary or not? on 08-28-2013 at 09:58 PM
Hi everyone, We're trying a couple of batches of Apfelwein, based loosely on Ed Wort's. I
notice that his recipe says "racking to a secondary is not necessary", and indeed, we tried
doing this for our...
Posted in thread: Cider color question on 08-17-2013 at 05:42 AM
I haven't done this, but am throwing this thought out there: lot of red fruit teas use hibiscus
flowers, which you can probably find dry. They have a really tart flavour that might come out
in your ci...
Posted in thread: Making Cider from my Own Apples on 08-12-2013 at 05:39 AM
I'm not sure if it's relevant, but I used a friend's large juicer for mine before straining it
through muslin. It was my first attempt making cider, so I was super-paranoid and even chopped
off the br...
Posted in thread: Adding fresh fruits/ingredients on 08-11-2013 at 10:15 PM
One of the other threads mentions that brewers' yeast is tolerant of campden tablets. If you
were adding the fruit to the secondary, would you then be able to campden it without killing
your useful ye...
Posted in thread: Popular cider add-ins? on 08-02-2013 at 06:50 AM
:smack:So, I'm going to qualify my earlier statement regarding habanero peppers. TEST your
peppers for heat prior to adding them to your cider! Haha, yes! We are growing several
varieties of chillies,...
Posted in thread: Slimy Ew on 07-15-2013 at 10:55 PM
I'm a newbie to brewing, but I know that cinnamon contains a fair amount of mucilage - try
chewing on a good-quality stick and you'll soon see this, or squeeze a used herbal teabag that
had cinnamon i...
Posted in thread: Carbonating using a soda stream!? on 06-20-2013 at 08:58 AM
It'll void your warranty, if that's relevant to you! :P
Posted in thread: Moving cider from secondary fermentation (but not bottling) on 06-14-2013 at 01:49 AM
Thanks for your replies. We moved the cider yesterday. I suspect it may have already had
excessive oxygen contact, having tried some from near the lees - I haven't tried cooking
sherry, but I would ex...
Posted in thread: Moving cider from secondary fermentation (but not bottling) on 06-12-2013 at 09:36 PM
Fantastic, thank you both! :) We'll do it tonight. I'd definitely be reassured by a bubbling