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Posted in thread: Where can I get my cider judged? on 03-21-2016 at 08:41 PM
GLINTCAP judges are volunteers, in that they are not being paid to judge, and are giving their
time freely. They applied to be judges and are vetted by the competition organizers based on
merit & expe...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of cider in 2015 on 01-02-2016 at 08:13 PM
Bottled two batches of homemade cider in 2015.1,149 +5 gallons Northern Spy Saison+6 gallons
spontaneous fermentation= 1,160
Posted in thread: Hard apple cider tastes like passion fruit on 12-04-2015 at 11:26 PM
Some apple varieties will ferment into a very tropical tasting cider, Mango, passionfruit, &
pineapple notes are not uncommon.
Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 12-04-2015 at 11:19 PM
I love everything about this thread. Great to see so many folks making and enjoying cider!
Posted in thread: No more Northern Spy on 11-28-2015 at 09:21 PM
Huh, not the case here in NY. The price of Spys doubled from last year as growers started
marketing antique varieties to the cider market. Lots of folks planting traditional cider
Posted in thread: Filtering Cider on 11-25-2015 at 10:08 PM
Filtration is typically done in stages. First a coarse pass used to remove most solid
particles, then a second polishing pass to deal with microorganisms. You may want to buy two
sets of filters. 3-5 ...
Posted in thread: Homebrew contest entry for cider question on 11-24-2015 at 12:17 AM
Sounds like you've got a Common Cider, 27a.
Posted in thread: How to safely bottle a sweet cider without pasteurization? on 10-28-2015 at 10:35 AM
I would love to do it this way but very commercial operation I have talked to said sterile
filtration after carbonation (on the way to bottling line) will not work. Cannot get pressure
high enough and...
Posted in thread: How to safely bottle a sweet cider without pasteurization? on 10-27-2015 at 11:06 PM
As mentioned above, proper use of sulfites and sorbate may be a good option for you.For sterile
filtration to be effective, everything downstream must be sterile, not just sanitized, or
what's the poi...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast..maybe not a good idea? on 09-17-2015 at 08:57 PM
Done a few wild ferments. Never had a bad batch, one was probably the best cider I've ever made
in a carboy. Once they get going, they're just as robust as a commercial strain, but tend to
peter out e...