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  • Posted in thread: New Cider Maker on 07-19-2012 at 01:47 AM
    If it's stable for a few days it's most likely ready to bottle. Then let it sit for a few
    months to clear and mellow (or as long as you can force yourself to wait) and give it a taste.
    If your not sur...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about my first batch of cider. on 02-22-2012 at 02:02 AM
    All should be ok though it did go off quickly. Was it extremely warm where the Mr Beer was
    sitting? It's usually preferred to keep the primary in a slightly cool area so the yeast can
    take its time. I...

  • Posted in thread: Cider or poison, I brew, you decide! on 02-22-2012 at 12:15 AM
    Instead of adding more juice, add a kilo of brown sugar to the original 23l vat. Super alcohol,
    and after, sweeten with some jice, splenda etc.

  • Posted in thread: 1st time results / bakers yeast on 02-19-2012 at 06:26 AM
    Bread yeast eats the sugar really quickly. A champagne yeast or even a cider yeast usually goes
    slower, making a more mellow brew. I've used bread yeast once before and I had to let it sit
    for a few m...

  • Posted in thread: Wonder if it worked... on 02-14-2012 at 03:39 AM
    HiI've got almost 20 litres of cider in my primary (I use a plastic beer brewing keg).
    Initially I also added about 3 cups of brown sugar and 1 of white sugar.It's been sitting for
    about a week now. I...

  • Posted in thread: step by step on 02-14-2012 at 03:28 AM
    There are several specific cider yeasts but can be hard to find. Try a champagne yeast that
    should be available at your brew shop.

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein, take two. Ferment in plastic jugs? on 12-16-2011 at 03:26 AM
    The best way is to give it a try! It could become your favourite recipe (not the fungus).

  • Posted in thread: Sulfur smell is normal... right? on 12-16-2011 at 03:24 AM
    Ugh, I made a couple 5 gallon batches of cider and I can't get the stink to go away. I guess I
    could rack it again with some more nutrients.Let it brew a bit longer and see if the smell goes
    away firs...

  • Posted in thread: quick cider, is it ok or too quick? on 12-16-2011 at 03:02 AM
    from the backyardfarmer..."Four or five days before you plan to drink your cider get hold of
    the best possible apple juice you can, you either slip down to the local market or supermarket
    and see what...

  • Posted in thread: getting rid of bottle gunk on 11-22-2011 at 02:14 AM
    If it tastes perfect, why mess with it :) All our home brew beer has sediment in the bottom and
    we just pour slowly until reaching it.