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  • Posted in thread: Floating a hydrometer in your carboy? on 09-27-2012 at 05:33 AM
    You should be able to get it out after you have transferred your cider to a bottling bucket by
    filling your carboy with water.

  • Posted in thread: ****...potassium sorbate on 09-16-2012 at 02:08 AM
    Potassium sorbate is not a problem if you make a starter AND cut it with non sorbated juice AND
    not use sulfites.Typically orchard juice fermented alone is thin (one dimensional), so other
    juice is ne...

  • Posted in thread: Cider and Bread Yeast on 09-16-2012 at 01:55 AM
    Don't use bread yeast. If cheap is your goal, at the very least, culture yeast either from
    apple skins, or raisins,Raisins and water alone can make a halfway decent wine when allowed to
    ferment from t...

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions needed on 09-11-2012 at 12:49 AM
    Ferment another batch using different kind of apple juice and mix with the previous one.

  • Posted in thread: Wild Raisin wine on 09-09-2012 at 06:03 PM
    This looks like Virginia Creeper. If so, then the berries are poisonous to humans.

  • Posted in thread: accidental orange in cider on 09-08-2012 at 03:30 AM
    Here's a recipe that calls for a little bit of citrus for balance when the proper apples cannot
    be obtained.I haven't tried this yet.

  • Posted in thread: Full batch pasteurization? Heat up all 5 gallons? on 07-21-2012 at 11:44 PM
    The purpose of pasteurizing in individual bottles is to allow for carbonation AND some
    sweetness.If you bulk pasteurize you can add sugar, but if carbonation is desired, you will
    have to do it artific...

  • Posted in thread: Buckwheat honey on 07-19-2012 at 03:58 PM
    I would cut your three pounds of buckwheat honey to just one pound or maybe a pound and a half.

  • Posted in thread: New Cider Maker on 07-19-2012 at 03:53 PM
    Yes, it will clear in the primary. However, if you don't rack to a secondary, it is likely that
    (apart from filtration) you would stir up the sediment on the bottom of the primary. If that
    stuff gets ...

  • Posted in thread: Blueberry Cider and Cranberry Cider on 07-01-2012 at 03:51 AM
    I threw a small handful of dried cranberries in a one gallon test batch, fermented to dry them
    primed with 1/4 cup sugar.In lieu of the right balance of dessert, bittersweet, bittersharp and
    sharp app...