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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
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
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.