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    ABOUT ME

  • Australia
  • Cider and wine: growing, making and drinking.
  • '08 shiraz/cabernet/merlotrn'09 cabernetrnCider "little brown snout" "twenty ounce" "kidd's orange red"
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: natural ways to leave a little sweetness on 07-10-2016 at 09:52 AM
    I suggest you get Claude Joliceour's book, he explains all the methods of making cider with
    sweetness. Pasteurising is the easiest way.

  • Posted in thread: What are whole numbers, man? on 07-05-2016 at 08:34 PM
    Turbo cider isn't a label that is very familiar to me.I have heard of it but not seen it used
    except on this forum, which I wouldn't call a craft cider forum, just a general US based
    homebrew cider fo...

  • Posted in thread: Sans Yeast Left, Before Bottling on 06-28-2016 at 04:41 AM
    I like cider when it has a little sweetness from the added sugar and a light carbonation. If
    you keep the bottles cool you can keep it at that stage for a month or 2, later it will get
    drier and fizzi...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap bulk yeast? on 06-24-2016 at 11:16 PM
    If you buy big packets of yeast you get a bigger range of yeasts, a lot of yeast varieties are
    only available in big packets. A favourite yeast for a lot of craft cidermakers is AWRI 350
    yeast,which i...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap bulk yeast? on 06-22-2016 at 09:15 PM
    You can buy 250g packets of yeast from winery supply companies, ec1118 (champagne) is usually
    the cheapest.You don't store dried yeast in the freezer, it will keep for years in the fridge.
    When you bu...

  • Posted in thread: Sans Yeast Left, Before Bottling on 06-19-2016 at 02:20 AM
    If it has sat for 5 months before bottling and the temperature is under 20c then it wouldn't
    surprise me at all if there was no action after 10 days. The yeast population will be very
    small and will b...

  • Posted in thread: Sans Yeast Left, Before Bottling on 06-18-2016 at 08:50 PM
    You should give it at least 4-6 weeks before worrying.

  • Posted in thread: What does your cider taste like? on 06-15-2016 at 06:39 AM
    Great Caesars ghost, where I used to live ground apples were highly contaminated and a source
    of gut wrenching stomach attacks and even death (usually children) during the raw cider craze.
    Washing may...

  • Posted in thread: What does your cider taste like? on 06-15-2016 at 12:46 AM
    I agree that late season apples give better cider but I still make decent cider from early-mid
    season apples. The thing is that more ripening time gives better flavour, so late season apples
    get longe...

  • Posted in thread: Wine is too astringent on 06-14-2016 at 06:15 AM
    With red wine it is important to thoroughly degas after fermentation has finished. Any co2 left
    at all will act with the tannin to make the wine taste bitter. If you age in a glass carboy
    properly fil...

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