Last Activity:03-13-2014 6:09 PM
Posted in thread: Apple varieties from the northern prairies. on 03-13-2014 at 11:01 PM
I am in zone 6 so cant give you local knowledge, but there is St Lawrance nursery that lists
cold hardy apples including some for cider. We have a couple NW Greenings, we like tart apples
and this is ...
Posted in thread: Apple varieties from the northern prairies. on 03-13-2014 at 10:55 PM
If it's too tart, forget about it a year and then you might have a really nice dry cider.I've
used the Lalvin EC1118 yeast a few times - and it always ferments out super dry. It takes a
long time to a...
Posted in thread: Apple varieties from the northern prairies. on 03-13-2014 at 01:38 AM
I just bottled my last batch of cider. The cider from Goodlands apples has turned out super
tart. So mush so that I might not drink it all. There is another variety that remains a mystery
to me that I...
Posted in thread: Sulphite and botle carbing on 03-08-2014 at 03:33 PM
Sulfite in the correct amounts does not affect wine yeast. Winemakers use sulfites routinely.
It's primarily used as an antioxidant.I added one campden tablet per gallon. Seems to be the
Posted in thread: Sulphite and botle carbing on 03-08-2014 at 03:31 PM
Thanks! I'll just have to wait and see what the final results are. At less than a day in I was
seeing bits of sediment settle out on the bottom (the cider was crystal clear when bottled) so
Posted in thread: Sulphite and botle carbing on 03-08-2014 at 02:28 PM
If you were at a specific gravity around 1.000 and didn't prime the cider for carbonation, it
will be flat. There aren't any sugars left for the yeast to produce the CO2 needed.Did you add
juice or pr...
Posted in thread: Canadian Friends Question, Eh? on 03-07-2014 at 06:01 PM
I did a quick search for jugs from Britain. What you want is this...but available in Canada
or the US.
Posted in thread: Sulphite and botle carbing on 03-07-2014 at 02:21 PM
I bottled 10 gallons of cider last night four of them being in 1 gallon carboys. They have been
sitting in secondary since late October. Two of the small jugs seemed to have a film yeast on
Posted in thread: Canadian Friends Question, Eh? on 03-07-2014 at 01:08 PM
This is where I live. We have a "Corn and Apple" festival late every August. They sell cider in
1/2 gallon and 1 gallon configurations. As you can see, this two are 1.89 litres. The large
ones are 3.7...
Posted in thread: Enotria bench capper on 02-23-2014 at 08:18 PM
I am looking for a bench capper and was at my LHBS this evening looking at what they has in
stock. They carry a red capper that looks similar to the Agata but has some differences. The
manager called ...