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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
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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 ...