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Posted in thread: Bready taste in cider? on 07-29-2011 at 12:29 AM
I'm just going by what I've read on here, but from reading other threads my understanding is
that mixing yeasts really doesn't work. Whichever strain gets a better start will just crowd
the other out....
Posted in thread: Throw out cider? on 07-24-2011 at 09:49 PM
How long do you think I should leave them? 6 months? a year?Time is the secret ingredient in
homebrewing. If you're old enough to legally make wine, you won't outlive your product. If it's
Posted in thread: 2 weeks in - horrible smell on 07-24-2011 at 09:44 PM
I almost always have some sulfur smell the first two or three weeks. By six weeks the sulfur is
gone and the cider is smelling pleasantly fermented-appley. It will probably dissipate on its
own, but t...
Posted in thread: Throw out cider? on 07-24-2011 at 02:31 AM
What was the recipe and when did you start it? Might be bad, but might be just young & green.
Without anything else to go on, I'm leaning toward young.
Posted in thread: Bready taste in cider? on 07-24-2011 at 02:25 AM
You could always ferment with a bread yeast?I was going to suggest that myself. Some people
complain that bread yeast leaves a bready/yeasty flavor. In this case that might be what you
want. It also m...
Posted in thread: My cider is too Dry and not sweet help? on 07-19-2011 at 04:03 AM
It varies a bit of course, but usually around 6-8 weeks in all. After active fermentation stops
and it gets really clear, I will usually thief out a sip every so often, and usually within a
few weeks ...
Posted in thread: mr beer cider on 07-17-2011 at 09:47 PM
Just make a cider recipe from here rather than buying a kit. A lot of folks make small batches
of Ed wort's Apfelwein in their old mr beer kegs.+1 to that. Apple juice and ale yeast, and
maybe a littl...
Posted in thread: My cider is too Dry and not sweet help? on 07-17-2011 at 09:43 PM
After playing around with various recipes and combinations I have come back to a very basic
recipe of just juice and ale yeast. It ferments quickly and is very drinkable in only a few
weeks. It is dry...
Posted in thread: Intro and questions... on 07-14-2011 at 03:27 AM
After playing around I have settled on a very basic cider that (I think) seems to taste
consistently good. Just your favorite clear AJ and ale yeast (Munton's). Add yeast to a gallon
of juice, shake, ...
Posted in thread: Fermenting in warm climates on 07-12-2011 at 04:22 AM
Serving: seen some kegerators and jockey boxes on this site, but that one deserves a prize of
some sort! :ban: