Last Activity:10-29-2009 4:59 PM
Posted in thread: Pitching yeast on 04-23-2009 at 10:27 PM
Thanks! I've added the recommended dosage of both energizer and nutrient. I didn't get the fizz
that you describe, but I haven't looked in a couple of hours. Whats the difference between the
Posted in thread: Pitching yeast on 04-23-2009 at 02:32 PM
I have done the dry pitch thing for probably 30 or more batches of cider & beer. I tend to
rehydrate for beer but not for cider. I might try it just because its not really much effort. I
Posted in thread: Effect of light on fermentation/aging on 04-22-2009 at 01:16 AM
I dug more into the forums and the light issue has come up in regards to skunking beer (hop
oils reacting with photons to produce sulfur). There are no hops in my cider, but I wonder if
when I use my ...
Posted in thread: Okay to Use Plastic Beer Fermenter for Cider? on 04-22-2009 at 01:00 AM
I asked a very similar question to my local brew store peeps. They said that plastic is fine,
but reserve a cider only plastic fermenter, because hop flavor from beer brewing has a tendency
to "soak" ...
Posted in thread: Effect of light on fermentation/aging on 04-22-2009 at 12:42 AM
Hello all.I have a question that came up today when I was wondering whether my yeasties were
starting to work away in their 5 gal white plastic "Ale Pail" home. I could not see them, and
too early for...
Posted in thread: Ice Cider, Yeast Suggestions on 04-16-2009 at 11:06 PM
Thanks,I ended up going with L1118 Champagne yeast from my local shop. Im going for a bit on
the dry side, but I'd like to have a little bit of the apple flavor left over. Maybe I'll save
some of the ...
Posted in thread: Ice Cider, Yeast Suggestions on 04-16-2009 at 04:49 PM
Hello all.I've had an interesting first attempt at making ice ciderFroze 20# apples in my
freezerGround them into frozen pulpTried to press juice, but way too frozen (didn't take
temp)Let thaw overnig...
Posted in thread: Question about aging in glass growlers on 04-09-2009 at 04:07 PM
Actually, I was trying to avoid transferring to "regular" bottles because I am not a fan of the
crown capping, bottle washing process. However, its a small batch, so it won't be so bad...Does
Posted in thread: Question about aging in glass growlers on 04-09-2009 at 01:21 PM
Thanks.So...when it comes time for bottling, can I forgo the priming sugar, remove the airlock
and put a cap on the growler? I imagine that maybe some carbonation would still be retained....
Posted in thread: Question about aging in glass growlers on 04-09-2009 at 05:45 AM
Hello brewersIm mentally putting together my setup for a 2-3 gallon cider batch. Im trying to
work with what I already have because money is tightPrimary Fermenter - 5 gallon Ale Pail w/
lid and airlo...