Last Activity:11-29-2013 7:45 AM
Posted in thread: Questions about Saison Yeast and Starting Temp on 11-05-2013 at 01:31 PM
No you should have no problems at 65 degrees, however your" saison" profile will be a bit
dampened.That depends on the Saison yeast that you use. The 3711 that I mentioned in the post
above is meant t...
Posted in thread: Questions about Saison Yeast and Starting Temp on 11-03-2013 at 10:47 PM
I've had decent luck with Saison yeast, which adds some unique flavor profiles. I will say that
3711 has performed the best for me in cider. It will chomp through your must with no issues at
mid 60s, ...
Posted in thread: Bottle Infection So Soon? on 10-22-2013 at 03:09 PM
Did not add any canned pumpkin. Wanted to avoid any sources of possible infection this first
time around (laugh). I didn't notice it when I bottled, and it seems to be present in all of
Posted in thread: Bottle Infection So Soon? on 10-22-2013 at 02:21 PM
Hi all,I'm usually a cider guy, and am pretty experienced at that, but I decided to try some
beers. Bottled NB's Smashing Pumpkin Ale (Extract) kit two days ago using fizz drops (I know, I
know) and w...
Posted in thread: My First Hard Cider/Apple wine Experiments on 09-18-2013 at 01:24 PM
Ive had the best luck by simmering mulling spice in a small amount of juice then adding that
before bottling. For 5 gallons I use 1/4 cup spice in 2 cups of juice. Bring to low boil then
simmer for 20...
Posted in thread: Cider not fermenting on 09-18-2013 at 11:13 AM
I guess patience is the winner. 7 days and two pitches, but there's some airlock activity as of
this morning (every 5-10s). Never had a batch take this long to start. It was very tart to
start, maybe ...
Posted in thread: Cider not fermenting on 09-17-2013 at 02:59 PM
I'm having the same problem. Pressed three gallons, added 3 campden, tabs, 1/2 lb dextrose (to
bring to OG 1055), 48h later aerated and pitched notty. Nothing after 3 days. Added 1 gallon
store juice ...
Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 10-21-2012 at 04:50 PM
Apple/strawberry cider, very, very refreshing.My oatey apple cinnamonIs there a recipe for the
Posted in thread: Stringy Floaters in Bottled Cider on 10-21-2012 at 04:42 PM
I appreciate the insight. To be clear, in either infection case, we're not talking about
anything dangerous, right? I'm guessing that pasteurizing has taken care of any potential
Posted in thread: Carbonation question on 10-21-2012 at 04:40 PM
I'd be a little nervous heat pasteurizing if you've got gushers and would probably cold crash
if it were my batch. As pointed out, the yeast will wake up again if the bottles get warm, so
that's a lim...