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  • Posted in thread: Bottling question on semi sweet cider on 11-04-2013 at 08:16 PM
    I've had gushers with the red star champagne yeast after 3 days. I'd check every 6-8 hours if
    possible. And don't just rely on the plastic bottle--I did that and still had gushers. Crack
    one open to b...

  • Posted in thread: long time drinker first time brewer (beginner questions) on 11-04-2013 at 08:04 PM
    I've used both honey and maple syrup (plus brown sugar) to backsweeten and bottle carb. The
    honey can be tooth-achingly sweet, so you might want to experiment with various amounts and
    figure out what ...

  • Posted in thread: My first cider, question on secondary on 11-01-2013 at 10:02 PM
    I've never siphoned with a filter before... my guess is that some of the yeast snuck through
    and is still going to town, but I guess it depends on what kind of filter you are using.

  • Posted in thread: Anything wrong with *not* syphoning cider when bottling? on 11-01-2013 at 09:54 PM
    If you're doing small batches, perhaps you could cold crash it for a few days and let more of
    the yeast settle below the level of the spigot? And remember that those yeasties will keep
    eating, so you'...

  • Posted in thread: What's up with your name? on 11-01-2013 at 03:52 PM
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  • Posted in thread: QQ When is it drinkable/Done? on 10-31-2013 at 03:50 PM
    Red Star Champagne is a beast--it will eat and eat until there's nothing left. So, you will
    likely need to backsweeten as aellis suggests.

  • Posted in thread: spiced apple cyser on 10-31-2013 at 03:47 PM
    How long depends on how sweet you want it (and, of course, on the yeast you're using and the
    temperature). I'd plan to take a hydrometer reading (if you have one) and a little taste every
    couple of da...

  • Posted in thread: What's up with your name? on 10-30-2013 at 01:15 PM
    Mine's my first and middle names. Nothing exciting.

  • Posted in thread: Bottling cider, not sure what to do? on 10-30-2013 at 01:09 PM
    What was your starting gravity and what kind of yeast did you pitch? If it's a beer yeast and
    your OG was high enough, it might just be exhausted.

  • Posted in thread: spiced apple cyser on 10-30-2013 at 01:04 PM
    I'm not sure about the differences in sugars between honey and apples, so I don't know if one
    type will ferment faster than the other. If you let it ferment completely (to SG 1.000 or
    less), it means ...

Primary: None, the damn dog ate the airlock Secondary: None Conditioning/Carbing: None Finished: Tailwagger Cider, Sweet Ruby Cyser On deck more Tailwagger; Caramel Apple cider