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Posted in thread: Cider too dry on 01-05-2016 at 02:55 AM
The smart alec in me wants to say that no, your cider has not gone too dry...that's impossible.
Then I realize that each of us has our own personal taste and preference and for some that is
Posted in thread: Apple / Grape Cider on 01-05-2016 at 02:50 AM
My opinion is to wait. A few weeks isn't enough time. None of my ciders have tasted anything
like the finished product when they were that young. All of my ciders that I started in
mid-September are s...
Posted in thread: Gushers! on 10-11-2015 at 12:14 AM
What yeast were you using? I had some bottles of ginger ale blow in my fridge. I used EC1118.
Posted in thread: Ornamental Crabapples on 10-10-2015 at 05:40 PM
How do they taste? I've never found an ornamental crabapple that was even close to edible, and
haven't even tried to press them. But 1.070 means quite a lot of sugar!I'd say they taste
awful. I haven'...
Posted in thread: Ornamental Crabapples on 10-10-2015 at 12:59 AM
I found 50 ornamental crabapple trees. They are the size of a wild cheery (pea). Bright red.
Bitter. Really sweet. Crazy towel mouth. Are these any good in a blend for cider?Just picked
about 14 gallo...
Posted in thread: Crabapples on 10-08-2015 at 02:43 AM
I make a fantastic 100% crabapple wine. The mix is about 50% rescue (like dolgos) and 50%
centennial crabs. I tend to use 6 pounds per gallon, crushed and then pressed (or squeezed) and
dilute with a ...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of cider in 2015 on 10-03-2015 at 12:42 AM
I am at a lowly 21 gallons in primary, soon to racked into secondary. I went to a nursery this
evening and gathered some of the windfalls. Will be pressing tomorrow and I think it will add
another 6 o...
Posted in thread: Canadian Yeast Suppliers on 10-02-2015 at 10:35 PM
Hmm, I just got my OBK order today, fast shipping. But, the yeast was produced in May 2015 and
we're just into October now. Seems a little on the old side to me.As far as I could see on my
yeasts my p...
Posted in thread: Pectinase post grind, pre-press on 09-30-2015 at 04:17 AM
I am planning on pressing some tiny ornamental crabs to add some body to cider I suspect is
going to turn out bland. These things are the size of cherries, quite hard, have a very bitter
taste with so...
Posted in thread: Acid blend??? on 09-29-2015 at 02:35 AM
It really depends. We pressed some cider yesterday, and it had plenty of acid bite to it so I
told the guy making the hard cider out of it to "wait and see". What I often do is take out a
sample of th...