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Posted in thread: Has anyone tried these yeasts? on 01-26-2011 at 02:24 AM
Thanks for all the imput! we will be trying a few different yeasts next time around!!
Posted in thread: Has anyone tried these yeasts? on 01-17-2011 at 11:29 PM
I couldnt find any ale yeasts locally, so i think i will order some online for next time. We
ended up using champagne yeast in both, one with brown sugar and one with white sugar so we
will see how th...
Posted in thread: Has anyone tried these yeasts? on 01-17-2011 at 05:24 PM
We are trying to make cider for our 2nd time. Our first batch came out tasty using champagne
yeast, but was a little too strong for me(around 14% alcohol) and was lacking the apple flavor
a bit. we ar...
Posted in thread: add brandy to cider?? on 12-27-2010 at 04:47 PM
Over the holiday weekend we were sharing our first batch of hard cider with family, and my
grandfather said that his dad used to make hard cider and he would add brandy to the cider at
the very beginn...
Posted in thread: Will my cider be ready for Christmas? on 12-23-2010 at 05:27 PM
OK so we are going to start 2 more batches right after the new year. I think I will take your
advice and not use the champagne yeast again. with this batch I think with time it lost the
apple flavor a...
Posted in thread: Will my cider be ready for Christmas? on 12-22-2010 at 02:58 AM
we used champagne yeast... and while i was at work today my fiance bottled our batch. I dont
taste the campden at all actually, its tasts pretty good but could be better. we are going to
start a coupl...
Posted in thread: Will my cider be ready for Christmas? on 12-21-2010 at 12:47 AM
We tasted our cider and it is real dry, a little carbonated, and a bit strong!! we got some
campden tablets, we are going to add them to stop it from fermenting any more, and add a little
sugar to smo...
Posted in thread: ok to bottle? on 12-19-2010 at 04:12 AM
Is it ok to bottle if I am still getting one air bubble every 20-30 seconds? our cider was
started on 10/5 and we were thinking that it would be ready for christmas. If we bottle now
will it blow the ...
Posted in thread: Will my cider be ready for Christmas? on 12-18-2010 at 01:54 AM
Do we have to wait to bottle it until it stops fermenting? Im assuming yes, becuase the
pressure would blow out the cork right?
Posted in thread: Will my cider be ready for Christmas? on 12-18-2010 at 12:46 AM
this is our first attempt at making cider.We started our cider on 10/2 in a 6 gallon carboy, we
racked it off on 11/1 topping it off with 1/2 gallon fresh cider and 3/4 cup of sugar... the