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  • Posted in thread: All Apple Hard Cider on 09-22-2013 at 11:21 PM
    By Apple juice concentrate, do you mean the frozen stuff you mix with water to make Apple
    juice?Is this better than brown sugar?What nutrient do you use?

  • Posted in thread: bitter cider on 09-21-2013 at 09:40 PM
    Couple of possibilities. Most likely, from your description, is wild yeast and/or bacterial
    effects; these cause the kind of solventy, chemical-y, odd flavors that I used to describe as
    somewhere betw...

  • Posted in thread: bitter cider on 09-21-2013 at 09:36 PM
    You don't happen to have ph strips lying around, do you?No ph strips here, but I can get
    them.Why do you ask?

  • Posted in thread: Graham's English Cider on 09-21-2013 at 09:19 PM
    Graham:During the secondary fermentation, do you put airlocks on the cider?Can it sit at a
    lower temp than 60?Tim

  • Posted in thread: bitter cider on 09-21-2013 at 09:07 PM
    I have a feeling that the kerosene aroma/flavor is a result of the plastic bottles that you
    stored your cider in. That's certainly possible. But 2 things give me hope it's not:1 these
    jugs are sturdy,...

  • Posted in thread: bitter cider on 09-21-2013 at 09:00 PM
    How long did you say it has been going? A month?As I have read and observed time solves 90% of
    bitterness problems.Another thing is, did your cider ferment fast? Usually when it does it
    creates these ...

  • Posted in thread: bitter cider on 09-21-2013 at 07:10 PM
    I used to make cider casually decades ago. It was cloudy and yeasty, but fun to drink. Being
    all grown up now, I picked, ground and squeezed a variety of apples last Fall (2012), then
    loaded up a 5-ga...

  • Posted in thread: Help on Carbing, Please on 12-12-2012 at 09:09 PM
    I fermented about four gallons of cider in a carboy, have radked them into half-gallon jugs
    where they have cleared very nicely. There is sediment, but I can siphon off the clear stuff.I
    bought a new ...

  • Posted in thread: hydrometer questions on 10-24-2012 at 09:11 PM
    Mano':Thanks for this information.I'd not recalled that the Hydro is measuring the weight of
    the displaced fluid. That clarifies things a lot.I already opted for caution, and racked into
    four and a fr...

  • Posted in thread: cold crash on 10-24-2012 at 06:14 PM
    What's "FG"?