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Posted in thread: Carbonation question on 10-23-2012 at 01:12 AM
Follow-up: my husband and I successfully off-gassed all of the bottles. We took them straight
from the fridge and he slowly let some of the gas escape. I am glad I used the grolsch type
bottles! They ...
Posted in thread: Carbonation question on 10-21-2012 at 03:42 PM
I all of my message didn't get sent. I asked if I should refrigerate the bottles for a few days
before burping. I lost a lot of head space when I opened a bottle yesterday. Is burping
something that I...
Posted in thread: Carbonation question on 10-21-2012 at 03:40 PM
And then will I need to burp the bottles again in a few weeks?
Posted in thread: Carbonation question on 10-21-2012 at 02:35 PM
I am getting concerned about the pressure build up in my bottles. I started my first batch on
8/19 using champagne yeast. I racked 3 weeks later and added honey and then racked another time
about 10 d...
Posted in thread: Is there an average SG for raw cider?? on 10-17-2012 at 04:08 AM
We live in Cincinnati and almost every batch of cider we made hovered around 1.062 including
single batch varieties like Ashmead's as well as blends.
Posted in thread: How fastidious when sorting apples on 10-07-2012 at 04:53 PM
I throw out all rotten fruit and cut out bruises spots. Typically I cut each apple in half and
make a quick assessment. Small damage is ok, big critters and rot are not for me. The fresh
cider keeps l...
Posted in thread: Trying to pick a new apple tree on 10-06-2012 at 04:38 AM
I live in Cincinnati and have an orchard with lots of good varieties. Our favorite is Ashmead's
Kernel. It is an old variety that has a good clean crop every year. It is highly regarded as a
Posted in thread: New to cider making on 09-27-2012 at 02:04 PM
Clear explanation, thank you.
Posted in thread: New to cider making on 09-27-2012 at 02:23 AM
Totally, the fermentation may kick off a little bit after any addition containing sugars. As a
general rule of thumb keep that headspace to a minimum. More cider, less risk. Win-win!Thanks,
I will top...
Posted in thread: New to cider making on 09-27-2012 at 12:40 AM
Have been making fresh cider from our orchard for 20 years but am trying my first batch of
brew. I am using a White Lab recipe for English cider. 1 gallon jug with 1/5th vial of White
Lab cider yeast ...