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Posted in thread: Another "white mold" question on 04-06-2016 at 12:02 AM
Thanks for the replies all.I left the headspace as it is because i was worried about some
stories i've heard about bubbling over when the yeast is active. In the future i should
decrease my headspace ...
Posted in thread: Another "white mold" question on 04-04-2016 at 10:00 PM
Hey all,My cider has been in secondary for a couple months, and after maybe 2 months or so i
got a wrinkly white layer of something over the cider in all 4 of my carboys. I know i might
have too much ...
Posted in thread: Metallic taste? on 03-25-2016 at 12:12 AM
I had this problem with my first batch. I was using a vintage cider press with a cast iron
base. The second time i made cider, i laid a clean garbage bag (anything clean and plastic will
do. also coul...
Posted in thread: Cider Press Cloth on 09-22-2015 at 11:10 PM
i bought a nylon mesh laundry bag at walmart for about $1.60 and it works great!
Posted in thread: Adding fruit to cider on 09-24-2014 at 01:46 AM
I've used raisins, cranberries, and oranges in the secondary all with good results!
Posted in thread: Home Scratter on 12-06-2013 at 01:36 AM
unless you want something "authentic", i think my garbage disposal grinder works great. it has
a 1HP Waste King 8000 grinder, and custom made stand, bowl, switch, and outlet
Posted in thread: Alcohol content on 12-06-2013 at 01:25 AM
are you misreading the hydrometer? after the sugar ferments out SG should be near
Posted in thread: Cider Yeast Comparison Article on 11-24-2013 at 01:12 AM
interesting read, but considering how scientific and controlled it is, i'm surprised they
missed one thing - having 10 cider makers make cider with 10 different yeasts. i would bet that
10 cider maker...
Posted in thread: Fresh Juiced Cider and Wild Yeast? on 11-08-2013 at 12:52 AM
seems strange that the natural yeast took off so quick, my naturally fermented cider took about
two weeks to make a bubble or two. i guess i'd just let it keep going and see what
Posted in thread: help with out yeast old fashioned natural brew on 11-08-2013 at 12:49 AM
i would imagine that grampa just let it ferment until the yeast fermented all the sugar out,
and then died or went dormant and dropped to the bottom of the carboy. no need to stop the
yeast if all of ...