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  • Posted in thread: Old wine bottles on 03-07-2008 at 03:04 PM
    I'm in the process of bottling 18 galls of cider. Last night I washed and sanitized 20 old
    bottles. It took awhile to do this. Am I being too cautious by sanitizing them? Is just a good
    cleaning enoug...

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing cork with vodka? on 03-05-2008 at 08:38 PM
    Thanks for the help. I plan on bottling six gallons tonight. Wish me luck.:tank:

  • Posted in thread: Sanitizing cork with vodka? on 03-04-2008 at 09:54 PM
    I'm ready to bottle 18 gallons of cider. I've heard people sanitize the cork by soaking in
    vodka over night. I'm bottling approximately a hundred bottles and doing this to cut down on
    cost. It kills m...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Temperature on 01-26-2008 at 05:34 AM
    65 isn't too cold really, but it is on the lower end of most wine yeasts (below 60 and you
    might start having problems). My cider has been fermenting in my basement at 58 degrees for a
    month now. I re...

  • Posted in thread: Oak chips on 01-21-2008 at 09:33 PM
    I soaked the chips in water with a paper towel covering the glass. Hoped that helps.Do you use
    toasted oak chips for applewine? I've heard a few different opinions on this and would like to
    hear yours...

  • Posted in thread: Acid blend on 01-17-2008 at 10:50 PM
    Is acid blend commonly used in making applewine/hard cider? If so how does one know when to add
    it to the must? During primary or secondary?:confused:

  • Posted in thread: Primary to Secondary on 01-17-2008 at 04:18 PM
    I'm in the process of making hard cider and I'm not sure how to tell when the best time to rack
    is. I have 3 batches of 5 gallons in the works. The must has been fermenting since December
    24th. I assu...

  • Posted in thread: Oak chips on 01-12-2008 at 08:31 PM
    Soaked in water or cider?

  • Posted in thread: Oak chips on 01-11-2008 at 03:15 PM
    Has anyone ever used oak chips in a glass carboy to age their cider? Just curious.

  • Posted in thread: Apple wine/Hard Cider on 01-10-2008 at 03:20 PM