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  • Posted in thread: What is the best sugar to use? on 02-08-2013 at 07:32 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 04:47 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 02:21 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 carb or not to carb?? on 11-26-2012 at 01:44 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 12:13 PM
    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
    carbonation d...

  • 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'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...