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  • Posted in thread: Bray's One Month Mead on 08-24-2015 at 09:21 PM
    What I'd like to do is get 6-7 batches of 1-gallon BOMM off one yeast. Should I go light to
    dark, or will it really matter? Again, I have read all through this thread in the past.Light to
    dark? Anyway...

  • Posted in thread: Bread yeast, cider, bentonite, and 10 days on 08-23-2015 at 12:00 AM
    So yesterday was 10 days. Collectively we drank about a half gallon. Backsweetening with the
    frozen concentrate was not that great, the stuff tasted like corn syrup more than apples. So I
    added some a...

  • Posted in thread: Post your infection on 08-20-2015 at 09:40 PM
    yeah, cacao nibs are known to get infected if above the alcohol line, same with fruit.and also
    they do smell weird.it's probably ok to drink.

  • Posted in thread: Bread yeast, cider, bentonite, and 10 days on 08-19-2015 at 08:01 PM
    How's it tasting so far with the bread yeast vs. S-O4 (I'm assuming from your post that you've
    made ciders in the past with ale yeasts)?I have never made a 'pure' cider. I usually add berry
    blends or ...

  • Posted in thread: Bread yeast, cider, bentonite, and 10 days on 08-19-2015 at 07:11 PM
    Seems there was no stopping this at 1.010 - the yeast went straight through the benzoate and
    metabisulfite! Looks like I'll have to ferment dry and backsweeten for a still, but since these
    guys are st...

  • Posted in thread: Bread yeast, cider, bentonite, and 10 days on 08-18-2015 at 08:11 PM
    Tasted today, the haze isn't going away, added extra bentonite. If it does not clear again in
    24 hours I will rerack. Due to the cheapness of cider making, I can sacrifice loss in volume
    for quickness...

  • Posted in thread: Bread yeast, cider, bentonite, and 10 days on 08-17-2015 at 11:16 PM
    I must be missing something... why do you think your gravity is going to drop after adding
    something to inhibit yeast growth?I've inhibited yeast reproduction, but the yeast present will
    still live ou...

  • Posted in thread: My Cider Story on 08-16-2015 at 07:14 PM
    Did you bottle one in a plastic bottle so you can monitor the carbonation level? If you do
    that, you can then pasteurize right when it's ready and avoid bottle bombs. Be careful!!!how do
    you pasteuriz...

  • Posted in thread: My Cider Story on 08-14-2015 at 09:00 PM
    Your gravity reading doesn't sound quite right. If you meant that your starting gravity was
    something to the effect of 1.060 and your current specific gravity is 1.050, you either have a
    long way to g...

  • Posted in thread: Bread yeast, cider, bentonite, and 10 days on 08-14-2015 at 08:58 PM
    gravity is at 1.012, added sodium bisulfite & benzoate.Expecting it to drop a bit over the
    course of the day.Hoping to get 1.010, will cold crash.Will end up around 4.5% ABV.

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