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  • Posted in thread: E Coli infected cider. on 11-12-2012 at 11:31 PM
    The issue isn't your juice. It's the bucket, the press, your hands, the counter top, your
    clothes, everything you accidentally touched and didn't realize it, the door knob, your shoes.
    You become a wa...

  • Posted in thread: E Coli infected cider. on 11-11-2012 at 04:56 AM
    Although I never tried, I bet you could use apples from the ground and quickly press them. Then
    hit it with Kmeta and I'm pretty sure that'll kill whatever lives in the juice.

  • Posted in thread: Cider pushing airlock after stabilizing on 11-11-2012 at 04:52 AM
    The air coming in (& going out) for changes in temp and barometric pressure is the #1 reason
    why I usually top off my ciders that are going to age for more than a month or so. If you're a
    purist just ...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation/sanitisation questions on 10-27-2012 at 03:41 AM
    Answering #1.. go for high quality bottles (EZ-CAP) and use a carboy cleaner on each one.Check
    your local water report, if it's full of bacteria sanitize. If it's clean of bacteria, forget
    about it pe...

  • Posted in thread: Use campden tablets before bottling? on 10-27-2012 at 03:36 AM
    If you have fully dry cider and like the taste, then don't do anything. It'll last a year or
    so, but if you want to keep it longer or want it to be clearer / crisper then add some campden
    tablets.The ...

  • Posted in thread: Help identifying/remedying infection? on 10-27-2012 at 02:17 AM
    You haven't tasted it - really? Best thing to do would be to keep some campden tablets (k-meta)
    around and if it tastes or starts to look weird give it a hit of that and bottle it in 24
    hours. If you ...

  • Posted in thread: Help identifying/remedying infection? on 10-22-2012 at 11:11 PM
    If it's ready to rack, I'd rack it off that stuff and top it off. If you haven't added k-meta
    then do so. Sometimes if fermentation is completely done you may wind up with acetobacter
    (vinegar) that w...

  • Posted in thread: light dry cider???? on 10-22-2012 at 11:05 PM
    Hi Guys,I would like to make a dry cider with about 3.5% alcohol.How do I go about doing
    this???Do I just dilute my juice with water to get my desired OG???Any suggestions would be

  • Posted in thread: Stringy Floaters in Bottled Cider on 10-21-2012 at 10:48 PM
    I wouldn't start with that kind of recipe doing a first cider. Start with something simple like
    100% natural juice (ingredients count) and a simple fermentation using a good ale yeast.
    Nottingham is g...

  • Posted in thread: New guy needs help with cider on 10-21-2012 at 10:38 PM
    This seems a bit strange. Even the higher ciders I've brewed, with 3-5 lbs of honey added an a
    vigorous yeast have still tasted great after a year. Something tells me you are using a bad
    yeast and fer...