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Posted in thread: When/how to add sugar...? on 09-19-2010 at 03:24 PM
Hey folks,I brought home my cider in gallon jugs last year, but had to settle for UV-treated
juice as a result. For this year, I've found a local cider mill that's willing to just fill my
Posted in thread: Just bottled first Cider! on 11-22-2009 at 03:27 PM
Came out to slightly under 1.000. I couldn't tell exactly for sure because my wine thief went
all the way in and was stopped by the neck of the carboy, but hadn't hit the bottom yet. I made
Posted in thread: Fermentation gasses..possible fix.. on 11-22-2009 at 06:49 AM
I just finished a batch using S-04, and the smell was only really bad for 2, maybe 3 days (had
it in the basement where SWMBO has her sewing room, and she almost made me move it back out to
Posted in thread: Just bottled first Cider! on 11-22-2009 at 06:11 AM
I just finished bottling my first Cider (and am currently drinking a glass of it)! Got just shy
of 2 1/2 cases out of my ~5.5 gallons (I actually got exactly the 58 bottles I calculated... Go
Posted in thread: Bottling Bucket as Secondary...? on 10-02-2009 at 09:23 PM
Okie Dokie, I'll leave 'er alone until I'm ready to bottle in a couple months. Thanks
Posted in thread: Bottling Bucket as Secondary...? on 10-02-2009 at 06:44 PM
So there's no need to get it off the lees when fermentation is "complete?" I thought leaving it
there was supposed to introduce some "off" flavors...?Thanks!-Bill
Posted in thread: Bottling Bucket as Secondary...? on 10-02-2009 at 06:15 PM
My first cider is happily bubbling away in my 6 Gal. glass carboy at the moment, and I'm
scheming on what my next steps will be once it dies down. My kit also included a 6.5-7 Gal.
Bottling Bucket (wi...
Posted in thread: What SHOULD it look like? on 09-30-2009 at 02:08 AM
OK, guess I'm not in trouble yet then... I opened it up and took a few hydrometer readings. SG
is actually a tad HIGHER than the 1.060 I measured just before pitching 3 days ago. All I can
figure is t...
Posted in thread: What SHOULD it look like? on 09-29-2009 at 10:43 PM
Hey guys,Well, I'm coming up on 72 hours (about 2 hours to go), and it still hasn't "taken off"
- just a ring of tiny bubbles about 4-5" in diameter in the center of the surface. I'll take a
Posted in thread: What SHOULD it look like? on 09-28-2009 at 12:26 AM
Thanks a lot guys! I'll try to be patient....BTW, just East of Rochester in Penfield.Thanks