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Posted in thread: k meta question... on 10-08-2014 at 04:52 AM
that is a question of preference. .005-.010 is my sweet spot for preference of dryness, but it
is all relative to what you prefer. keep in mind that most production ciders have been back
sweetened to ...
Posted in thread: Amount of Nottingham for 2,5-3 gallons of cider? on 10-08-2014 at 04:25 AM
I put mine in a ziplock, press the air out and put it in the fridge for the next batch.
Posted in thread: Amount of Nottingham for 2,5-3 gallons of cider? on 10-08-2014 at 03:44 AM
I use half a packet (abt 2 teaspoons) to 5.5 gallons on a regular basis and its consistently
more than enough.
Posted in thread: I'm looking to make a thicker cider on 09-28-2014 at 06:30 AM
Take a gravity on store bought alcoholic cider some time. You will likely find out the gravity
is somewhere between 1.020 and 1.030- too sweet and syrupy for me personally. My experience
with 1118 is ...
Posted in thread: Adding fruit to cider on 09-28-2014 at 06:13 AM
I do it the lazy way, but it works very well and imparts exactly what I am looking for in my
results. I take my standard cider that I have on hand; add 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit (usually
frozen organic b...
Posted in thread: Boosting abv on 09-28-2014 at 05:46 AM
I know its considered cyser or fortified cider or whatever, but my recipe is 5.5 gallons of
organic juice with 3 lbs of local honey added. I use Nottingham yeast and I normally get an abv
between 6.5 ...
Posted in thread: Improve Honey/Apple Cider Recipe on 09-17-2014 at 03:22 PM
Yeah, I was reading through that sticky a few weeks ago. I find it interesting how he specifies
pasteurized v unpasteurized juice. Unfortunately I don't really have access to unpasteurized...
I get al...
Posted in thread: Improve Honey/Apple Cider Recipe on 09-17-2014 at 05:17 AM
Though my method is a tad more complicated, I use Notty on all of my cider batches and they are
drinkable immediately. I tried S05 but I didn't like the mouth feel as much. never tried S04.
Posted in thread: Yeast results in cider? on 09-12-2014 at 04:53 AM
second on the Nottingham. It is my go to and my cider is always drinkable in short order.
Posted in thread: Any insight on Force Carbing causing stomach problems? on 05-03-2014 at 05:27 AM
It's all in your head.But, if you can't convince yourself of that, then why not naturally carb?
You can add corn sugar to a keg and let it carb up just like a bottle would.The end result is