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Posted in thread: How cold is too cold? on 02-14-2013 at 08:11 AM
My house tends to stay around mid- to high-50s during the winter (just cuz we are too cheap to
turn up the heat!), but in CA it doesn't vary too much day vs. night. So far our fermentation
has been go...
Posted in thread: From Concentrate Vs. NOT from Concentrate on 11-18-2012 at 02:50 AM
If you are talking about Costco, which carries Tree Top (from concentrate) and Kirkland (not
from concentrate), I have done both several times (about 5x 5-gallon batches of each) over the
Posted in thread: Warm hard cider? Yes or no. on 11-18-2012 at 02:40 AM
My mom loves heating up the cider we give here - just a minute or two in the microwave and not
spiced or anything. It is nice and warming on occasion. I started brewing last
December/January, so the h...
Posted in thread: What should i do before drinking it? on 05-21-2012 at 04:20 AM
My two cents on costs - I agree with making bigger batches (5 gallons) at a time, though I have
never re-used yeast. Homebrewing does take some monetary outlay in the beginning, but over
time, it can ...
Posted in thread: Anybody have logbooks specifically for cider? on 05-15-2012 at 02:35 PM
Sure, I don't mind, I'll PM you.
Posted in thread: Noob on the loose! on 05-15-2012 at 05:18 AM
On timing - my first few batches were with that same Champagne yeast. I tended to let sit in
secondary for 2 weeks, until stuff has dropped down to the sediment layer and it is looking
pretty clear. I...
Posted in thread: Anybody have logbooks specifically for cider? on 05-15-2012 at 05:09 AM
Speaking of OCD, I made myself a brewing journal using Adobe InDesign, but I'm sure Word or
something similar would work too, just not as fancy.I keep three sections:1) Costs2) Recipes3)
Posted in thread: Strongbow? on 03-02-2012 at 06:24 AM
You could always pour Strongbow into brown bottles, recap them, and be THE MAN!Call me cruel,
but this makes me want you to give her a blind taste test - make your cider, then re-bottle
Posted in thread: Good 3 Gallon carboy size recipe? on 03-02-2012 at 05:49 AM
Most 5 gallon batches seem to use a 5g packet of yeast, so using about 3/5 of a packet for 3
gallons should work. I did this with my first batch - just kinda eyeballed it to use a "little
over half" o...
Posted in thread: Griffin's First Cider: Bottled! on 01-31-2012 at 03:31 AM
Thanks everyone.I've also started round two......