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  • Posted in thread: Secondary clouds? Oxidization? on 12-13-2012 at 04:50 PM
    Racked off to secondary after a good wait on the lees. Honey crisp batches look fine but these
    Nova Macs have some 'clouds' forming on top. As you can see, there is ample head space which I
    believe mi...

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts, comments or concerns? on 10-19-2012 at 02:09 PM
    So it looks more like krauzen than odd white bubbles now, which, I believe is a good thing
    (knock on wood).Shall i repitch some yeast? Wouldn;t the sulphites have killed the original

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts, comments or concerns? on 10-17-2012 at 01:40 AM
    Thank you LeBreton- you always come to my rescue! So, I'll rack it off into a clean carboy and
    then add the sulphites? Any idea what may have caused this? Sterilization laziness?

  • Posted in thread: Thoughts, comments or concerns? on 10-16-2012 at 11:40 PM
    So, we pressed these two batches the same night. We used the same apples, the same yeast etc.
    all at the same time. One has obviously commenced primary fermentation while the other looks a
    bit like a ...

  • Posted in thread: The HONEYCRISP on 10-08-2012 at 08:43 PM
    Thanks again Lebreton! The honeycrisps were a steal considering their price in the local
    markets. I appreciate you're in NY and in a different zone than us (Eastern Canada) but can you
    recommend a goo...

  • Posted in thread: The HONEYCRISP on 10-07-2012 at 03:41 PM
    Thank you LeBreton. It wasn't in the original books to use honeycrisps actually but we found a
    good source and ended up getting a hell of a deal. I plan (i'm very new however) to use it as a
    sweeter b...

  • Posted in thread: The HONEYCRISP on 10-07-2012 at 01:25 PM
    I'm fortunate enough to live in a part of the world where honeycrisps grow very well. They
    command a very high price and most orchardists wouldn't consider making cider out of them,
    given the profits ...

  • Posted in thread: Emergency??? on 10-02-2012 at 11:39 AM
    Hi AppleJacker- I think you are right! So yesterday I camehome from work and the house smells
    like a cidery (I suppose) and the cider was not only up into the air lock but also foaming out
    the top! Th...

  • Posted in thread: Emergency??? on 09-30-2012 at 05:39 PM
    hah no worries. So I have some 'activity'. brownish stuff collecting on top of the juice. I
    assume that means fermentation has kicked in. However, I haven't really seen many bubbles
    coming up through?...

  • Posted in thread: Emergency??? on 09-28-2012 at 11:11 AM
    Alas, still nothing. The room temp is about 20C. I think I'm going to bin the entire batch
    tonight. Thought about re-pitching but it has been 72 hours so far. I've lost hope. Any last
    minute suggestio...

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