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  • Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 12-15-2014 at 03:16 PM
    I actually just bottled my mead. Nearly one month to the day. The thing that amazed me was the
    lack of off flavors. I tasted it and the only thing that's not good about it is how hot it is,
    but that s...

  • Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 12-09-2014 at 12:05 AM
    How did this come out? I also used the sweet mead yeast but I used a little bit more honey.
    Hoping it doesn't get TOO sweet.How long did you leave it in primary? The original post says to
    leave it in ...

  • Posted in thread: Cider smells... on 11-24-2014 at 11:35 PM
    More small jugs? I went dumpster diving for mine, but I have friends who bought Carlo Rossi in
    gallon jugs, and used it for sangria, and got their jugs that way.yeah thats probably not going
    to happen...

  • Posted in thread: water bottle vs better bottle? on 11-24-2014 at 11:33 PM
    Marketing at its best there are only two ingredients in PET .So which one did the makers of the
    better Bottle leave out? If you add other things it is no longer #1 PET. "PET stands for
    polyethylene te...

  • Posted in thread: Cider smells... on 11-24-2014 at 03:28 PM
    If you have buckets, then you've got a problem. You really need a jug/carboy/demijohn or
    something with no headspace to let this age a bit now that fermentation is slowing. At this
    point, it is yeasty...

  • Posted in thread: Cider smells... on 11-24-2014 at 02:40 PM
    In my experience, yes (the main reason for my 5 brix rule). If you have unused nutrient left in
    cider or wine it can leave a yeasty or dough-like aroma/flavor. It can also provide a source of
    nutritio...

  • Posted in thread: When do I rack? Or bottle for that matter? on 11-20-2014 at 04:59 PM
    My cider is burping every few minuets, I haven't taken a FG yet but I'm looking to get a
    slightly sweeter drink. I only have plastic buckets to age In so was wondering. if I stop the
    fermentation wher...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteurization methods to stabilize bottled fermented apple cider on 11-20-2014 at 02:41 AM
    Just be aware that you need to take a lot of care in order for this to work. I would suggest
    shooting for a lower carbonation level and having a safe way to heat the bottles. Again, I
    hafta recommend ...

  • Posted in thread: Cider smells... on 11-19-2014 at 08:07 PM
    Yes. The ones added at the beginning are used up.This actually brings up another question. If
    the nutrient is added and the fermentation stops soon after. Will they add any off
    flavors/smells? They do...

  • Posted in thread: Cider smells... on 11-19-2014 at 04:49 PM
    Awesome, I'll give it a go!

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