Last Activity:11-14-2013 5:09 PM
Posted in thread: Experiment - Fermenting Cider w/ Potassium Sorbate - LF Thoughts/Input on 11-10-2013 at 07:06 PM
Well, I added a total of about 2.5 packs of Safale S-04 yeast to the cider. That got me to a
"glug" about every 10 seconds a few days ago. It's slowed back down to about 13 seconds now, so
when I get ...
Posted in thread: Experiment - Fermenting Cider w/ Potassium Sorbate - LF Thoughts/Input on 11-03-2013 at 06:26 PM
No worries, but yeah I have a general sense of how it works. From what I understand, the p-sorb
binds to the cell wall of the yeast, creating a physical barrier that prevents budding. So my
Posted in thread: Experiment - Fermenting Cider w/ Potassium Sorbate - LF Thoughts/Input on 11-02-2013 at 03:24 PM
Hey All, Aldi had cider for $3/gallon so I decided to start a batch of hard cider. It had
p-sorb in it, but I like to experiment and the challenge of getting a fermentation going in
cider w/ p-sorb wa...
Posted in thread: Suggestions on very yeasty cider on 03-03-2013 at 01:40 AM
Ok thanks guys; I appreciate the info! I didn't think it could stay that yeasty that long, lol;
I guess it must be because it was home-pressed and there was WAY more sediment than in the
Posted in thread: Suggestions on very yeasty cider on 03-02-2013 at 07:20 PM
Hey All - I've had a gallon of cider sitting in secondary for quite a while...I stupidly didn't
write down when I started it and then got too busy w/ grad school and lost track, but it's been
Posted in thread: Slightly over-carbed my cider - suggestions on what to do? on 01-26-2013 at 08:44 PM
Lol thanks for the interest guys. Yah I've had a couple in the past few days and did
essentially what Mark said and it works out fine. It has just a slightly acidid/vinegar finish
that I wish wasn't t...
Posted in thread: Slightly over-carbed my cider - suggestions on what to do? on 01-22-2013 at 01:48 PM
They were good drinking from a glass, but not from a bottle? That is why you should drink from
a glass and not a bottle.Lol yah, I just mean that once you pour it and some of the carb
bubbles off, it'...
Posted in thread: Slightly over-carbed my cider - suggestions on what to do? on 01-21-2013 at 09:44 PM
Thanks for the thoughts guys. The first one was cold, but the other couple I opened after that
to see if it was a fluke were warm...I ended up taking them out of the freezer just before they
Posted in thread: Slightly over-carbed my cider - suggestions on what to do? on 01-19-2013 at 10:59 PM
Hey All - With Spring semester starting I procrastinated on pasteurizing my first "real" (did a
couple quickie batches in between) batch of cider...I finally got around to it today, but when
Posted in thread: First batch taste, advice needed on 01-17-2013 at 02:03 AM
Hey Man, I've done a few quickie batches similar to what you did, but I just tried my 1st,
more-aged batch last night and it's ready so I kind of have an idea of what the extra time gets
you. This is ...