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Posted in thread: Cider Started Fermenting Again after 2 Months on 02-19-2014 at 09:27 PM
Beginning to wonder if this is malolactic fermentation. The juice/cider is cloudy. From my
little bit of reading, it doesn't sound like MLF causes the cider to turn cloudy, but I could
be wrong.If it'...
Posted in thread: Cider Started Fermenting Again after 2 Months on 02-18-2014 at 01:42 PM
Well, I've certainly spilled my share of apple juice on the floor of my brew room in my
basement. I try to clean it up, but I wouldn't be surprised if I missed some. I suppose that
LAB could have latc...
Posted in thread: Cider Started Fermenting Again after 2 Months on 02-17-2014 at 11:46 PM
oljimmy,Thanks. I never thought about malolactic fermentation. The juice that I used was
store-bought and pasteurized, but it was pure pressed apple juice with no other additive. Also,
I did add malic...
Posted in thread: New to cider - looking to improve my batch on 02-17-2014 at 02:34 PM
+1 on giving it time. Twelve days is nothing. I usually wait a minimum of three months before
drinking ciders made from ale or cider yeast and preferably wait five months. With apfelwein,
Posted in thread: Cider Started Fermenting Again after 2 Months on 02-16-2014 at 10:20 PM
Have an apfelwein in a secondary. Just noticed to tonight that it has started fermenting again.
Initial fermentation stopped in mid-December. I transferred to a secondary around the new year,
so it's ...
Posted in thread: One Carboy Fine, One Carboy Cloudy After Dry Hopping on 11-21-2013 at 07:40 PM
Interesting. These are hops that I bought in bulk and then froze. I've had them for awhile and
there were times that they were left at room temp for a couple of days. Actually, both times it
was the c...
Posted in thread: One Carboy Fine, One Carboy Cloudy After Dry Hopping on 11-21-2013 at 05:30 PM
Thanks. Like a dumb ass, I forgot to mark the carboy last time where the beer went bad. This
time, I'm going to just toss the plastic carboy.But I still find it odd that the infection(s)
seems to happ...
Posted in thread: One Carboy Fine, One Carboy Cloudy After Dry Hopping on 11-20-2013 at 09:55 PM
For the second straight brew, one of my carboys turned very cloudy while the other looked fine
after dry hopping. (I do 10-gallon batches.)Can't figure it out. Both carboys are filled with
Posted in thread: Campden tablet flavor in cider. - how long to dissipate? on 04-02-2013 at 01:36 AM
Yes, that's why it's common to rack to smaller containers, or make a slightly larger batch to
use for topping off (or top off with already made cider).sure, adding juice means fermentation
Posted in thread: Campden tablet flavor in cider. - how long to dissipate? on 03-31-2013 at 02:57 PM
Don't forget this, as oxidation could easily be a source of off-flavors and ruin your
cider.Yooper,What if topping up requires 1/2 to one gallon of juice? Wouldn't that amount of
juice kick-start ferm...