Last Activity:07-19-2013 4:53 AM
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Posted in thread: Raisins as yeast?!!! on 07-19-2013 at 09:49 AM
So I did a 3 gallon batch with 20 oz of Sun-maid brown raisins as yeast. It worked, it worked
so good. They dry the regular(non-golden) raisins in the vineyard so there should be some legit
Posted in thread: Cider Lager on 04-21-2013 at 09:18 PM
Try some wine tannin. It is one thing that separates cider apples from desert apples.
Posted in thread: what the heck is this white stuff? on 04-21-2013 at 09:13 PM
Kinda looks like yeast, not sure though. Does it smell/taste funky? Maybe stick it in the
fridge for a couple hours and see it it drops down.
Posted in thread: Do sugars matter? on 04-18-2013 at 07:54 PM
Compared side to side you might get a little difference, but it is really hard to tell
otherwise. I prefer to just use concentrate to keep the sugars in line with the juice. It's
probably just superst...
Posted in thread: Cider Recipe Concerns on 04-18-2013 at 07:50 PM
Sounds good for a dry cider, it depends on the apples used in the juice. That's where your
flavor differences are going to come from. Just be patient, I'd rack it to secondary and bulk
age it for a co...
Posted in thread: Cider with Nottingham Yeast FG of 1.005? on 04-18-2013 at 07:44 PM
Check your hydrometer for calibration too, it could be off. Stick it in some 60 degree water
and it should be right at 1.000.
Posted in thread: Crispin honey crisp clone on 04-11-2013 at 08:51 PM
Their stuff is made with fresh pressed apples, better than your average store bought. If I were
trying for one I would add some malic acid and bottle condition with honey as your priming
sugar. If I h...
Posted in thread: lager yeast for cider on 04-05-2013 at 12:30 AM
I have one going with S-23 right now it has some interesting fruit flavors, I detected peach. I
threw some hops in last night to dry hop for a week before I stabilize and keg it. It's a
Posted in thread: BACON cider on 04-04-2013 at 05:15 PM
Get an unsmoked bacon slab and smoke it and rotate in apples for 10-20 min at a time in the
smoker depending on how smoky you want it to be. 20 min is a pretty heavy smoke.
Posted in thread: harsh cider on 03-18-2013 at 03:21 AM
Did you ever rack it? I'd rack it if you haven't already and let it sit off the lees for a bit
and give it another shot. Top up your headspace with more juice too.