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  • Posted in thread: alcohol content question on 08-23-2016 at 08:20 PM
    The problem with starch is that it isn't very soluble so it will just sit in the bottom of the
    fermenter, also it won't be fermented in cider, it may be theoretically possible but it just
    won't happen...

  • Posted in thread: alcohol content question on 08-22-2016 at 12:40 AM
    If the apples from your tree are too acidic, you should leave them for as long as possible to
    ripen, then you can store them for a while and the acidity will drop further. If you have a
    tree it is a g...

  • Posted in thread: Campden Tablets confused now on 08-20-2016 at 07:31 PM
    It is hard to measure the small amounts used in home winemaking which is why people use campden
    tablets. One way to measure is to make a stock solution say 100 grams dissolved in 1 litre of
    water. Tha...

  • Posted in thread: Spat It All A Very Discreet Tasting on 08-17-2016 at 08:29 PM
    Wine judges spit all the wine so they don't get drunk - you roll the wine around your mouth
    then spit into a bucket. If you have to drive you do the same thing, taste then spit. It is a
    terrible waste...

  • Posted in thread: Low Starting Sg. for a Cab? on 07-28-2016 at 08:20 PM
    I have made very good cab sav at 11%. SG alone won't tell you how good a wine will be, there
    are a lot of factors.

  • Posted in thread: Does Cider Benefit From Sitting On Yeast Cake on 07-27-2016 at 01:19 AM
    I think craft cider can benefit a bit from sitting on the lees. It is very unlikely to do any
    harm. The yeast cells soak up any oxygen that might get in, especially if you are using hdpe
    plastic conta...

  • Posted in thread: New brewer with tons of apples and plums on 07-25-2016 at 11:33 AM
    If you have lots of apple trees you could make good use of a mill and press for getting apple
    juice for fermenting. The new cider maker's handbook by claude joliceour would be a good
    investment. Most ...

  • 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...

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