Last Activity:05-16-2014 1:05 AM
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
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
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...