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Posted in thread: Honeycrisp single variety cider? on 09-05-2015 at 02:59 AM
I picked up 20 bushels of honeycrisp apples today. Has anyone tried a single varietal cider
from honey Crisp? I plan to pasteurize and freeze at least half of the juice to blend with
other varieties l...
Posted in thread: 4 strange fermentations on 08-25-2015 at 03:00 PM
Yes, fermenting in my house that stays between 70-72 degrees. These are ale yeast, why would
that temperature cause an issue? My temp controlled fridge is tied up with a spediel 60L full
of o'fest lag...
Posted in thread: 4 strange fermentations on 08-25-2015 at 02:39 PM
Hi ColoHox, yes, pitched Saturday evening late so ~65 hours. Hopefully I am being impatient.
They are at 72 degrees ambient.
Posted in thread: 4 strange fermentations on 08-25-2015 at 02:16 PM
I brewed 10 gallons of AG robust porter and 10 gallons of AG biermunchers Oktoberfast on
Saturday. Both were mashed in the 157 range to produce full body and split into 4 carboys. 2
carboys are 6.5 ga...
Posted in thread: Large fermentor for cider? on 08-12-2015 at 04:39 PM
A lot of small scale commercial cider makers ferment in the IBC totes. There is no reason to
fear them, other than making sure you have a plan in place to move and transfer them when full.
Posted in thread: Grape Crusher or Crusher/Destemmer on 06-29-2015 at 03:02 PM
I would like to buy a grape crusher or a crusher with destemmer if the price is right. Manual
or motorized. I am located in Upstate SC. Jon
Posted in thread: Fruit Press from 20 ton shop press on 05-11-2015 at 07:12 PM
Silent, thanks! That is the press design I am going for long term but had not seen that
particular video. That video clears up some questions I had about the welding.
Posted in thread: Fruit Press from 20 ton shop press on 05-11-2015 at 05:48 PM
Thanks Everyone. The bread racks seem to be a good idea. I listened to Reverend Nat's 2013
cidercon talk here and he specifically recommends these bakery trays only thing is, they are
large enough t...
Posted in thread: Fruit Press from 20 ton shop press on 05-11-2015 at 01:36 PM
Is anyone else using a shop press as fruit press? I purchased a press over the weekend and I am
looking for ideas on how to build the catch basin and press racks.
Posted in thread: ACE Rototanks for Wine/Cider on 04-10-2015 at 01:11 PM
Does anyone have experience with using full drain ACE Roto conical tanks for wine/cider? I am
considering using a few of the 85 gallon tanks as primary fermenters before racking off to a
less oxygen p...