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Posted in thread: Cider Preservation on 11-05-2010 at 04:18 PM
Hi all, I'm a bit confused about the idea of preservation. In wine making, people generally say
the fruit wines need to be 12% alcohol to preserve. Cider is of course a lot lower, so assuming
you are ...
Posted in thread: Good Hard lemonade on 06-17-2009 at 05:32 PM
I fermented some lemonade with only a bit of yeast nutrient, and I just tossed the dry yeast
in. It was a slower ferment than normal, but it went fine.
Posted in thread: Hard Lemonade question - yeast additives on 06-06-2009 at 05:14 AM
WOW...drinking some of this summer refreshment fruit juice now. I fermented some old orchard
cranberry till it was dry, then popped it in the fridge about 4 days...tastes so nice.
Posted in thread: Hard Lemonade question - yeast additives on 06-04-2009 at 12:12 AM
I like this idea! Wonder where I can get some 2L or 3L bottles. I think one of the colas have
that in the summer. Ohhhh- I have some 5l mini kegs ! Hmmm.Go for it, I've really liked the
stuff I've coo...
Posted in thread: Hard Lemonade question - yeast additives on 06-03-2009 at 03:21 PM
You can chill the fermenter, too, to try to stop it. The problem is that when it warms back
up, it will probably start back up again.I've been using that to my advantage, too. I've been
making some s...
Posted in thread: Hard Lemonade question - yeast additives on 06-03-2009 at 03:15 PM
Stopping an active fermentation is like stopping a freight train. You can try the campden and
sorbate, but it might not work. You can chill the fermenter, too, to try to stop it. The
problem is that w...
Posted in thread: Hard Lemonade question - yeast additives on 06-03-2009 at 03:16 AM
Wow, well last weekend I drank the stuff from the above recipe...not bad. It was fermented to
dryness, and I like dry so didn't sweeten. It was tart, ever sour, but it went down easy. I
drank maybe 2/...
Posted in thread: Hard Lemonade question - yeast additives on 05-16-2009 at 04:34 AM
I started some of this, but modified.Bought 2 cans of lemonade concentrate, says to
reconstitute to a half gallon per can.I put 4 ounces of sugar in a gallon plastic jug, 1 tsp
yeast nutrient, the con...
Posted in thread: Orange Juice Wine on 05-14-2009 at 10:45 PM
UPDATEI pulled the pineapple wine and orange wine out today to check on how well they are
clearing and how the taste is coming along.They are both very cloudy still, but I only started
them about 7 we...
Posted in thread: Welch's Aqua Juice "Wine" on 05-06-2009 at 02:33 PM
Well, I've nearly plowed through about 2 gallons of this stuff!So few days ago I started
another small batch of grape, and a small batch using an Apple/Kiwi/Strawberry juice
concentrate. What I've fou...