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Posted in thread: What is the best sugar to use? on 02-08-2013 at 06:32 PM
I use dextrose because it dissolves easier. Most table sugar is cane. At least S&H is.
Posted in thread: First Cider starter, first failed starter on 12-08-2012 at 03:47 PM
No boiling necessary or desired. It may leave a "cooked taste" according to some people. The
boiling for beer is mainly for the hops. Just do normal sanitizing of equipment.
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 11-29-2012 at 01:21 PM
Sorry I should've said I'm trying to still it. Plus isn't it recommended to shift it for a day
to clear it?I rack to a "secondary" for a couple days even when I plan to carbonate. The reason
I do this...
Posted in thread: First cider...to carb or not to carb?? on 11-26-2012 at 12:44 PM
If you let it ferment to completion (dry), yes. If you want it sweet you need to back sweeten
and then pasteurize.
Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 11-14-2012 at 11:13 AM
Hello again guys. So is possible to bottle the carbonated version of this in wine bottles with
a cork or do I have to go beer bottles with caps? Just curious since I have no capping
equipment or beer ...
Posted in thread: Bottling cider. on 08-31-2012 at 03:21 PM
I am think to bottle before actually fermentation finished and some priming sugar and back
sweeten to the flavor that I am looking for and live it the bottles for a day or two to get the
Posted in thread: I can't drink beer anymore... on 08-23-2012 at 01:57 PM
I still like beer. However, since I've made Upstatemike's Carmel Apple Cider (my 1st cider)
it's hard to find/take the time to brew beer. Cider is much less time consuming. I've been able
to make 3 ba...
Posted in thread: Bottle Bomb Tester on 08-22-2012 at 01:25 PM
How bad could the explosion be? A missing finger? Some nice cuts? I'm sure nothing more is
going to happen, someone needs to do a speedy method of this for some serious results. I'm
going to consume t...
Posted in thread: Help me figure this out on 08-22-2012 at 12:59 PM
Transferring to secondary AFTER adding campden?
Posted in thread: Shipyard Brewery...you're dead to me on 08-22-2012 at 12:50 PM
When I started brewing I went hog wild brewing a batch almost every week. So I was forced to
use some twist off bottles. Some of them were flat when opened. All of them were tested for
leaks at bottli...