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Posted in thread: Crab Apple Cider... on 07-08-2014 at 08:28 PM
Any crab apple can be used in cider, there are no poisonous apples.
Posted in thread: Did I just ruin my Craft Cider on 06-30-2014 at 10:49 AM
It's not craft cider if you use a kit. Craft cider starts with apples.
Posted in thread: Back sweeten at serving time on 06-09-2014 at 05:14 AM
If I want to backsweeten that is the way I do it, you don't need to add a lot. It's easy to
keep a bottle of juice in the fridge, no special technique needed. Just add to taste.
Posted in thread: Tertiary fermentation? on 06-05-2014 at 09:10 AM
It could also be MLF. MLF is slower than yeast fermentation, and will go very slow under 60F.
Warming up cider often starts MLF, traditionally in spring. It is nothing to worry about and
Posted in thread: California crab apples - good or not? on 06-02-2014 at 06:53 AM
According to the internet they grow wild on the margins of swamps, but aren't usually
cultivated. If you could find a swamp with a good stand of crabs you could pick them yourself.
Posted in thread: California crab apples - good or not? on 05-30-2014 at 10:33 PM
So, I just looked it up - Malus fusca, native from California to Washington. The fruit sound
quite small and acidic, they might be low in sugar, but you never know most crabs are high in
sugar but so ...
Posted in thread: California crab apples - good or not? on 05-30-2014 at 02:06 AM
They sell crab apples commercially? I hadn't heard of that. All apple cultivars should have a
correct name. If you find out the name it would help a lot.
Posted in thread: California crab apples - good or not? on 05-29-2014 at 10:31 PM
If you are talking wild growing crabs, the only way to know is to try them. Don't pick too
early, crabs will be better if you leave them to ripen, but then you might have to fight with
birds for the f...
Posted in thread: Adding chemicals on 05-29-2014 at 12:47 AM
I make cider from fresh apples, some off the ground. I don't use any chemicals, just yeast and
MLF culture. If you are buying supermarket juice you may need nutrient, camden I would class as
Posted in thread: Using a Variable Lid Tank on 05-01-2014 at 09:26 PM
Not many hobbyists can afford variable capacity tanks. The occasional peek shouldn't cause any
harm. though the less disturbance the better IMO. Since the SS container is oxygen impermeable,