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Posted in thread: Apple Wine is Sour and Bitter??? on 06-23-2013 at 01:29 AM
Wouldn't it mean that malolactic fermentation DIDN'T take place? I was looking into that, and
the way I read it was that if MLF didn't happen then it's gonna have a harsher taste than if it
Posted in thread: Apple Wine is Sour and Bitter??? on 06-20-2013 at 02:49 AM
Hmmm....so how do you fix the sourness? It's drinkable and everything, I suppose, it's just a
bit too harsh. Is there any way to mellow it out? I don't think he pasteurized the juice or
anything, but ...
Posted in thread: Apple Wine is Sour and Bitter??? on 06-20-2013 at 02:27 AM
This stuff is about 18 months old. He kept a log of everything he did from start to finish, and
the best I can figure is that it was tart from the get-go, but the sourness was noted after he
mixed in ...
Posted in thread: Apple Wine is Sour and Bitter??? on 06-20-2013 at 12:25 AM
So for some reason my brother in law's apple wine has a sour, bitter taste to it. It doesn't
taste or smell like vinegar, and the apple flavor is really nice as an aftertaste, but the
actual taste is ...
Posted in thread: Preventing Oxidation AND Natural Carbonation? on 06-04-2013 at 04:23 AM
I used pasteurized juice, so I don't think natural yeast is a factor. I don't know how to
describe the taste. It wasn't undrinkable, but it just seemed off. I think, from the above
post, cooking sherr...
Posted in thread: Preventing Oxidation AND Natural Carbonation? on 06-03-2013 at 10:34 AM
So with one 5 gal batch under my belt, I've got a couple of questions. Please forgive me if
they're already been asked before!1. After a while, the batch seemed to take on an odd taste,
not like vineg...
Posted in thread: How do I know if pasteurization worked? on 11-08-2012 at 10:12 PM
Thanks, I wasn't sure. I'm a bit of a worrier, so I actually re-pasteurized the first batch to
make sure. I did discover three bottles that didn't seal all the way, evidenced by the tiny
bubbles of ca...
Posted in thread: How do I know if pasteurization worked? on 11-07-2012 at 08:53 PM
I just pasteurized my first batch of bottled cider, and I realized I haven't seen anything on
here about how to tell if the process worked. I boiled the water, let it cool to 190, and put 8
Posted in thread: Normal to have settling in the bottom of the bottle? on 11-03-2012 at 07:41 AM
And for the record (and coming from a major lightweight) I've had half of a 12oz bottle and I'm
feeling pretty warm and fuzzy. I wonder if that makes a difference with how freakin long it's
Posted in thread: Normal to have settling in the bottom of the bottle? on 11-03-2012 at 07:34 AM
I'm still finishing up my first ever cider, and I'm in the carbonating stage. I've got the
stuff in bottles, and it's been over a week (realized my temps were wrong to promote
carbonating, but I fixed...