Last Activity:03-31-2014 11:09 AM
Posted in thread: Some questions on prepping my cider for bulk aging. on 03-31-2014 at 04:09 PM
Three tablets sounds about right to me. I have bulk aged a couple of ciders for over 2 years in
carboys (too lazy to bottle) without using them and have had no problems. The biggest key is to
Posted in thread: Cork versus Screw Top for Long-term Storage on 03-31-2014 at 03:42 PM
Based on my experience with wine stored for up to 10 years, I would only use "natural" corks
versus the aggregate ones. The corks also need to fit the neck of the bottle very tightly to
hold the carbo...
Posted in thread: Aging Sweet Cider on 10-21-2011 at 01:13 PM
I always bulk age myself. I would not sweeten before aging though unless I added sorbate or
something to stop fermentation or you will just keep running up the alcohol content. I never
add sorbate to ...
Posted in thread: Looking for ideas on 10-11-2011 at 04:57 PM
Thanks. Without a doubt, these are low pH pears, not sure on the specific gravity yet. I doubt
I have enough of them to get a decent amount of juice, but will most likely break them and add
them to a ...
Posted in thread: Looking for ideas on 10-10-2011 at 11:38 AM
I work at a botanic garden and recently got a hold of some ornamental pears. The name of the
pear is Pyrus ussuriensis 'Mordak'. The pears are about the size of a golf ball, sour like a
lemon, and hav...
Posted in thread: Pears in an apple and pear cider? on 08-12-2011 at 05:19 PM
I have done this on a few different batches. I started a 3 gallon batch of apple cider and
added a dozen chopped up pears to the mix in the primary. I will usually leave it sit on the
fruit for about ...
Posted in thread: Cider from a kit? on 03-15-2011 at 04:32 PM
Long time reader, first time posting a comment.I have made the Mr. Beer Cider kits on a number
of occasions. They are not bad as far as a kit goes, but using a decent store bought apple
juice or fresh...