VIEW MY

cbitter

Gift Premium Subscription To cbitter

Join Date:

09-08-2010

Last Activity:

03-26-2011 10:45 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Single
  • Seacoast NH
  • New Hampshire

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: First batch of cider--too fast? (1.075 to 1.000 in 4 Days!!) on 10-11-2010 at 04:10 PM
    Removing the strain of yeast from the equation, the key driver in fermentation speed is
    temperature... I'm surprised nobody asked what your temps were.If your 450sq ft was, say, 75-80
    degrees during f...

  • Posted in thread: Cider problem (I think) on 10-11-2010 at 03:58 PM
    Have you added any yeast nutrient? Cider is nutrient deficient for yeasts... your microbes
    might need a little help metabolizing the remaining sugars.

  • Posted in thread: First time cider making - a few questions on 09-27-2010 at 06:41 PM
    How did you pitch the yeast? If dry, did you properly rehydrate it? Add any yeast nutrient? Did
    you add Campden or anything else to the cider before you started?

  • Posted in thread: Extracting cider without a press/fermentation bucket/room temp? on 09-24-2010 at 01:49 AM
    I press 70-80lbs of apples to fill a 5 gallon bucket.callmebruce, if you're headed out to
    "apple country" anyhow, why not find an orchard that's pressing cider and just get some from
    them? Most places...

  • Posted in thread: how to make up headspace when racking on 09-19-2010 at 01:17 AM
    I racked ~5.5g from my plastic bucket primary to a 5g carboy. It was a good thing that I had
    5.5g in the primary b/c the volume of cider I was able to rack off gave just enough headroom in
    the carboy....

  • Posted in thread: How long before I have to dump my batch? on 09-10-2010 at 11:59 AM
    So I whisked the heck out of it last night, today: lots of bubbles coming from the airlock
    (huzzah!) but boy do they stink.Is this a residual effect of the Campden, or could the cider be
    spoiled? How ...

  • Posted in thread: How long before I have to dump my batch? on 09-10-2010 at 03:05 AM
    Thanks John for the input.I pressed this cider myself, from my own trees, so it can't be
    preservative (aside from the Campden I added).So far I've pitched 4 Nottinghams (two to start,
    and two 24-hours...

  • Posted in thread: How long before I have to dump my batch? on 09-08-2010 at 11:44 PM
    Yeah, I wondered about that myself... but everything I've read online (plus a book I bought off
    amazon.uk "Real Cider Making on a Small Scale") says 1 tablet per gallon.What rate of
    sulphiting do you ...

  • Posted in thread: How long before I have to dump my batch? on 09-08-2010 at 07:08 PM
    Thanks everyone for all the great ideas. I checked the lot #s on the packets I used - they
    don't appear to be part of the bad batch. However, my gut says it's the Nottingham.I just
    pitched the S04 (af...

  • Posted in thread: How long before I have to dump my batch? on 09-08-2010 at 02:28 PM
    Can't find my hydrometer (new one is on order) so I haven't checked SG. I'm leaning toward the
    Nottingham as the source of the issue.. I have some other dry yeast in the fridge: Windsor and
    Safale S-0...

0 COMMENTS
POST A COMMENT