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Posted in thread: Bottled cider questions on 02-07-2014 at 01:29 AM
If you're going to open a bottle to taste and check carb, make sure you put it in the fridge at
least a day before. Helps the CO2 get absorbed. A few hours in the fridge won't do it.
Posted in thread: Need some advice on 01-15-2014 at 05:52 AM
How are you adding the cherry? Like mopar said, that's a good starting SG. Anywhere between
1.055-1.065. And adding the "cherry" towards the end is always better. You can always add it in
Posted in thread: EC1118 unsuccessful cold crash on 01-15-2014 at 05:26 AM
Agreed. That's a yeast that can't be tamed. I have tried it's cousin though (maybe?), 1116 and
was somewhat more tame. D-47 was even better...sticking with the same brand. Won't even look at
Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning: Cider vs Beer on 01-10-2014 at 06:15 AM
Yeah that's kinda the crapshoot with what I was talking about. My sweeter batches that end up
in bottles to carb will go to the fridge and stay there...and be drunk sooner than later. The
Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning: Cider vs Beer on 01-10-2014 at 05:51 AM
And just want to add that I strictly use ale yeast. High flocculating ale yeasts. My method
probably wont work with crazy yeasts like 1118. Although I did have success with it's tame
cousin 1116 and a...
Posted in thread: Bottle Conditioning: Cider vs Beer on 01-10-2014 at 05:39 AM
I wish I had some beer batches under my belt (which is going to happen when I have more time),
but yes I wonder the same thing about overcarbing with cider. How can it be that different? I
Posted in thread: Too much headspace in my secondary? on 01-03-2014 at 02:55 AM
If I were you, if it doesn't bubble once per couple minutes, just be sure and add some juice.
Something (tame) to fill up the headspace and create a lil fermentation. Fill 'em up a bit with
Posted in thread: Fermentation times on 12-31-2013 at 03:39 AM
The longer you can keep your primary actively fermenting, the better. Trust me. It's actually
one of my recommendations!!
Posted in thread: First time carbing... worried about bottle bombs on 12-22-2013 at 10:21 PM
I strictly use the ez's and I'm pretty sure that they're good quality thick bottles. My
personal opinion but I would think the seal at the cap would fail before a bottle explodes. I
Posted in thread: Walmart apple juice blend on 12-05-2013 at 05:19 AM
Thanks for the reply Joe. I've bought it before and really liked the taste. It's different and
it's cheap...and it's without the fructose additions normally found in cheap juice. I assumed
that was wh...