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Posted in thread: New cidery in Virginia - Afton Mtn (C-ville) area on 10-17-2011 at 03:23 AM
Took my wife out for a drive for our anniversary today (Oct 16th) -- I had pulled a map of all
the apple orchards in Virginia, and I was looking for anything that would have some fun
activities (and h...
Posted in thread: pineapple cider? on 08-14-2011 at 09:26 PM
Easy on the pineapple... a Goodsize Pineapple Wine will give you a BOOM pineapple
headache.[ame=" Goodsize, Pineapple Wine[/ame]Actually, I thought that the acids and the
enzymes would prevent the ye...
Posted in thread: is PURE Peach Juice cider possible? on 12-25-2010 at 04:58 AM
Pear "cider" = Peary.And, Peach "cider" = "Peachy".No, seriously. Which is supposedly where we
get the word, Peachy. In colonial times, aged Peachy was considered on par with the finest
wines, and bec...
Posted in thread: Sammy's Simple Cider on 12-17-2010 at 04:47 AM
I did my "class" last night. It was much fun, and I don't think that the guinea pigs minded it
much, either.I did a re-cap on my original post mantra is becoming "larger batches, bottle
sooner, out ...
Posted in thread: School's back in session - simple cider on 12-17-2010 at 04:44 AM
I did my "class" last night. A good time was had by (me), everybody else was on their own. It
went well, w/ few minor hitches. (note to self: start the cider tasting AFTER the talk and
Posted in thread: School's back in session - simple cider on 11-28-2010 at 04:09 AM
Stopping part way and cold crashing is getting complicated.Let them all go to complete dryness,
give them the option to backsweeten with splenda and bottle, or sweeten in the glass after
Posted in thread: Bought cider that was already fermenting on 11-28-2010 at 03:25 AM
The latest apple juice has already started drying out. What does it taste like? You might want
to just get some regular preserved apple juice to back-sweeten your cider with, as it shouldn't
Posted in thread: Sammy's Simple Cider on 11-27-2010 at 07:18 PM
Well, this is a SWEET find.. I'm getting ready to do a "class" for the folks at work... Mine
will be simpler still, as they'll show up w/ juice, I'll dose them w/ yeast, then we'll talk
about what to ...
Posted in thread: School's back in session - simple cider on 11-27-2010 at 07:08 PM
After thoughts...I chose SA-04 because it's supposed to be a clean, cold-crashable yeast... I
will recommend that they crash a little early, to keep some sugar, and hopefully, render a
Posted in thread: School's back in session - simple cider on 11-27-2010 at 06:19 PM
I've been asked to do a "cider get-together" by one of the guys at work for some of the folks
in the office... Anybody done anything like this? Any hints? Anything I ought to consider,