Last Activity:03-25-2010 6:04 AM
Posted in thread: Attempt to ferment grapes on 09-02-2011 at 10:03 AM
Hi all,Yesterday I recieved about 10kg of green grapes, grown outdoors in the NL. I decided to
try to ferment them and have extracted about 5-7L juice.I was planning to treat them in a
similar manner ...
Posted in thread: How long bottled before drinking on 03-23-2010 at 11:30 PM
Hi all!First thanks for all the great help thus far!Second I've fermed about 9 batches now
(between 4.5 and 9L each). I'm back sweatening to make sparkling cider and TBH it's worked out
really well! T...
Posted in thread: Potential Mold (Post Ferm) on 03-03-2010 at 07:39 PM
Did you look at that website? There was a picture of a cider cap, which sounds like what you
had. It is a good thing.Keeving starts by crushing apples but waiting to press them, which
causes the pecti...
Posted in thread: Potential Mold (Post Ferm) on 03-03-2010 at 05:13 PM
I'm not aware of any keeving activities. Have syphoned off now and am filtering it through a
coffee filter, which has resulted in me loosing all bottom yeast.The problem now is that it's
stuck at 1002...
Posted in thread: Potential Mold (Post Ferm) on 03-03-2010 at 12:31 PM
Hi All,Recently I used Pectin Enzymes to help some apple pulp release more juice. I had to
leave the pulp for 48 hours in sealed containers before squeezing it. I went directly to
fermentation and did...
Posted in thread: Pectic Enzymes and Adding Fruit on 02-24-2010 at 10:44 AM
Superb! Thanks for that. A couple of things I noted were that a) I also make jam and actually
need some pectins for that (irony!). And b) I just used pectin enzymes to break down some pulp
I had left ...
Posted in thread: Pectic Enzymes and Adding Fruit on 02-24-2010 at 10:18 AM
I just read that adding PE's will clear the cider juice, this is interesting to me as most of
my cider is murky in colour. How much should I add and at which stage? Also, will it affect the
Posted in thread: Hand Grenade Protection on 02-24-2010 at 10:12 AM
The first question is: Did the cider ferment out all the way? What was your OG and FG? Did it
reach the projected FG before bottling? This is usually 75% of the OG. If it did then you have
a 99% chanc...
Posted in thread: Hand Grenade Protection on 02-23-2010 at 08:48 PM
Hi all,My first batch of sparkling I put all the bottles in a plastic container with lids, each
one wrapped in a loop of towel to prevent mass explosions and the subsequent mess.I've now 30+
L coming ...
Posted in thread: Major Success! on 02-23-2010 at 08:41 PM
So I opened the first bottle of sparkling (3rd batch ever made) and WOW! Seriously if I bought
this in a pub I'd be well happy! Tastes nice and appley, nice fizz, 8.5% :ban:So thanks to all