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01-18-2009

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    ABOUT ME

  • Rural Tennessee
  • Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
  • While I wish to learn the art and craft of making a fine and most palatable cider, I am also learning the craft in the event that hard times fall upon us and barter becomes a necessity. (as it is the way of things deep in these hills) Having a small orchard of a variety of apple species as well as other fruits lends itself to just such a project.

    ammo and barter, the currency of the new millennium?
  • Lets see... looking over apples, peaches, paw paw, persimmon, cherries, apricots, strawberries, black berries, raspberries and more Mennonite honey and sorghum than I can brew. If it has sugar then I would like to introduce it to some fine yeast I know.
  • Currently brewing 6 gallons of hot Cider/apple wine. 5 gallons White House Apple Juice, 2 frozen apple concentrate, 2lbs light brown sugar, 3lbs white cane sugar. 5tsp nutrient, 4tsp acid blend, 3tsp pectic, 1 pkg EC-1118 dry yeast. OG 1.1
  • 3 gallons Cider, OG 1.065, FG 1.00 one month in, very clear, light sparkle.
  • Well, been sampling first batch at various stages to measure taste, body, drinkability. I do not recommend drinking Cider less than 1 month old, while it taste like Cider, looks like Cider, there are still too many other suspended things that do NOT agree with the soft tissue of the human brain the day after. After one month, I declare it quite drinkable and it only seems to get far better with each passing week.

    Summation, the greatest ingredient to Cider is patience.
  • A protective layer to hide the six pack abs so as not to make folks jealous.
  • Male
  • Single

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Large Giveaway - Fermenter, Mash Paddles, Thermapen on 12-29-2010 at 12:33 AM
    Consider my entry completed under the user name, cydermon

  • Posted in thread: Cider, sweet, dry, hard, hot, a taste thread on 03-15-2009 at 07:07 PM
    I've used up to 2 lbs of dark brown sugar and the cider has a slight taste tastes and odor like
    maple syrup. Just slightly more than subtle, but nowhere near overpowering. Very nice touch.
    Using 4 lbs...

  • Posted in thread: Cider, sweet, dry, hard, hot, a taste thread on 03-09-2009 at 06:32 PM
    I've used up to 2 lbs of dark brown sugar and the cider has a slight taste tastes and odor like
    maple syrup. Just slightly more than subtle, but nowhere near overpowering. Very nice touch.
    Using 4 lbs...

  • Posted in thread: Cider, sweet, dry, hard, hot, a taste thread on 03-07-2009 at 07:18 PM
    I'm with ya hophead, I didn't much think I would really care for a drier cider either, but I
    find it much nicer than dry wines for some reason. Hard to explain but I enjoy the bite in the
    cider. I was...

  • Posted in thread: I have planted the Trees. on 02-10-2009 at 05:09 PM
    Paw paw are America's largest native fruits and in the past native Americans would plant their
    seeds in order to spread their habitat. They are related to the Cherimoya family of tropical
    fruits such ...

  • Posted in thread: Cider, sweet, dry, hard, hot, a taste thread on 02-08-2009 at 02:44 PM
    Here is one thought. Don't over think this too soon. Give it some time and get a few more under
    you belt then you can worry about learning all there is to know. Sometimes you need to relax
    and let the...

  • Posted in thread: I have planted the Trees. on 02-08-2009 at 10:13 AM
    I planted some Paw Paws this past year (along with a bunch of other stuff). Can't wait for
    them! :D As to the Cider, all you'd need really is some bittersharps to blend with the sweet
    apples really.I ...

  • Added a new Photo on 02/08/2009

  • Posted in thread: Cider, sweet, dry, hard, hot, a taste thread on 02-04-2009 at 07:17 PM
    I have a few gallons of Cider that have cleared and are ready to bottle, so I may try a few
    variations on back sweetening with non-fermentable, possibly a cranberry and or apple
    concentrate just to se...

  • Posted in thread: Cider, sweet, dry, hard, hot, a taste thread on 02-04-2009 at 12:42 PM
    Hey folks, I just wanted to get some input on how folks categorize "taste" and body of Cider. I
    realize this is very subjective but I figured with numerous replies it would help better
    establish or at...

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