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  • Posted in thread: Do I dare drink it? on 05-11-2014 at 03:42 AM
    I make a few batches of this stuff every year. 80% of the time I get strings/globs. I was
    worried about it at first, but I pasteurized, and a few weeks in the fridge dropped everything
    to the bottom. ...

  • Posted in thread: Hard cider froze in the fridge :( Is it a goner? on 05-11-2014 at 03:39 AM
    In the old days, cider was pressed, dumped into barrels, and stored out by the barn over the
    winter. It froze and melted over and over.

  • Posted in thread: Dishwasher Pasteurizing? on 05-11-2014 at 03:27 AM
    I've tried this in three different dishwashers, all with a "sanitary" or "high temperature"
    option. One failed to pasteurize the bottles, I put them in the garage and ended up with a
    sticky mess after...

  • Posted in thread: Cider Apple Trees on 05-11-2014 at 03:18 AM
    These are great questions, and require a level of expertise that is beyond my own. You will be
    able to find some answers from the folks on the Cider Talk listserv. Check out for more
    information. Th...

  • Posted in thread: Been Sitting a While, Will it Carb? on 05-11-2014 at 03:14 AM
    I have 10 gallons of orchard pressed cider from this past fall that I fermented out, racked,
    and stored at about 45 degrees all winter. I'm going to back sweeten and add a "tea" of ginger
    steeped in c...

  • 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 02:09 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
    the bottles.

  • Posted in thread: Bottle Infection So Soon? on 10-22-2013 at 01:21 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 12:24 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...