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  • Posted in thread: my cider is a little weak on flavor... suggestions? on 10-28-2012 at 11:12 PM
    I get mine from the grocery store. Asorbic acid is used, but not harmful to the fermentation. I
    don't know that I remember seeing any concentrates that had chemicals that would prevent

  • Posted in thread: Gluten Free Graff? on 10-23-2012 at 05:07 PM
    Thanks for the input. I read through the GF post and got a lot of information from it. I'm a
    little leery of trying sorghum, though. I've never had any homebrews with sorghum, but all of
    the commercia...

  • Posted in thread: Gluten Free Graff? on 10-22-2012 at 10:43 PM
    Wife is a Celiac. I've been playing with ciders for about a year and would like to try
    something graff like. I was thinking of trying some Molasses. I'm not looking for ABV
    increases, just flavor/body...

  • Posted in thread: Apple Cranberry Cider? on 10-22-2012 at 10:12 PM
    I made a batch last spring with 5 gallons simple juice, 1 can of cranberry apple concentrate at
    the beginning, 1 can for priming sugar at the end. Very good very young, terrible after a few
    weeks, awe...

  • Posted in thread: Should I be worried... ok, I'm worried on 09-26-2012 at 07:56 PM
    I had a similar concern earlier this week. I was using 1118 (I like 'em crisp) and I didn't
    have bubbles at almost 24 hours. I know that's not very long, but 1118 has always been QUICK
    for me. After I...

  • Posted in thread: Cinnamon or vanilla cider on 09-25-2012 at 11:53 PM
    Ground cinnamon sounds like a clearing nightmare. Last year I made 5 gallons of spiced cider. I
    used about 5 sticks cinnamon and a small handful of cloves in a straining bag. I left the bag
    in the pri...

  • Posted in thread: Keg 3 gallons in a 5 gallon keg? on 09-25-2012 at 03:26 PM
    Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

  • Posted in thread: To press or not to press... on 09-25-2012 at 05:21 AM
    My local shop has a crusher for rent. If yours does that'd be a great option.

  • Posted in thread: Keg 3 gallons in a 5 gallon keg? on 09-25-2012 at 04:24 AM
    Finally got my kegerator tonight! Mostly for hard cider use, but I'm sure an occasional beer
    will end up in the corny. And I remembered the apple wine I'd started about a year and a half
    ago where I g...

  • Posted in thread: Emergency??? on 09-25-2012 at 03:58 AM
    By the way, I'm jealous that your first batch was personally pressed. I've got about a half
    dozen batches under my belt and haven't pressed anything yet.