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Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 10-01-2015 at 03:50 PM
I'm glad that so many folks are finding this thread useful! I've definitely learned a lot from
everyone who has contributed.I got my first juice of the season a couple of weeks ago. The mix
Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 09-29-2015 at 12:59 AM
I get juice from a low fertilizer orchard, and it will usually go down to 1.002 or so on its
own with ale yeast. Sometime a little higher. But juice I used to get from other orchards could
get down to...
Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 09-28-2015 at 09:36 PM
Trees are more than 60 years old, never fertilized, mix of five different old varieties
(Herrnhut, Bankroft, Beforest and some unknown).Nice! I have never heard of any of those
varieties but old stock...
Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 09-26-2015 at 08:06 PM
You posted a couple years ago about using some cider specific apples, but the results from your
tasting party didn't seem like they made much of an impression ... just wondering if you had
Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 04-14-2015 at 04:09 PM
I'm in - thanks!
Posted in thread: Cloudy cider DESIRED on 03-20-2015 at 03:22 AM
If you want cloudy cider, use unripe apples which will have a higher starch content. Or use
apples that are recommended for applesauce, because they have a lot of pectin. Romes are good
for this, they...
Posted in thread: FINALLY Making Great Cider - Stuff I Wish I'd Known 4 Years Ago on 03-20-2015 at 02:32 AM
Great post! I think the debate about whether the juice, yeast, or process has more impact on
final flavor really comes down to whether or not you have dialed in your juice source and
process. Now that...
Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 03-11-2015 at 01:31 PM
Would crashing say 1,015 be ok with s04?Sorry for slow response. Yes, you can crash S04 at
1.015. To my taste, the ale yeasts can be a little sticky in the finish (like a soda) if the
final sg is abov...
Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 02-06-2015 at 11:12 PM
I didn't have any issue when I added the honey, but I took some apple juice that I shook up to
get the rest of the honey out and it flared up after I added that. Not too bad
though.Interesting. I supp...
Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 02-05-2015 at 04:18 AM
Will see how it turns out since I am using one of the yeasts not recommended.I didnt have much
luck with WB-06. OTOH, the best yeast to use is very much dependent on the juice, so hopefully
it will li...