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  • Posted in thread: Kegging cider on 02-04-2016 at 12:11 AM
    I like 2.4 - 2.6 volumes, some people go to 3 for ciders.Same here for me

  • Posted in thread: Aging cider in oak barrels on 02-03-2016 at 12:46 AM
    My wife got me one for Christmas. I returned it. To small for me. I need a 5 or 10 gal. barrel.
    Too expensive.

  • Posted in thread: I have a gun (Blichman) and I'm gonna use it. on 02-03-2016 at 12:42 AM
    Mine came with one ball lock for the liquid tube. You need to connect the other tube to CO2.

  • Posted in thread: Acidic Cider on 02-03-2016 at 12:39 AM
    I don't see the ABV you have there. I've used 5 cups & 5 pounds of auger per 5 gal. and didn't
    get 10%.

  • Posted in thread: Black Cherry Apfelwein? on 02-03-2016 at 12:35 AM
    Dunno about black cherry, but tart cherry concentrate is pretty popular in cider.Do you use
    cherries or cherry juice? How much per gal.?

  • Posted in thread: First time making cider with questions on what to do next??? on 01-30-2016 at 04:58 PM
    You'll get different replies there, as some do secondary and some don't. Typically I rack to
    secondary at about 1.008. That leaves most of the lees behind and the sediment in secondary
    will be minor. ...

  • Posted in thread: Cider for Beginners on 01-30-2016 at 04:55 PM
    I disagree. I start with 1-1/2 gal. in a small bucket then rack into a gal. jug. Bottle in nine
    12 oz. bottles. One packet of yeast is fine, not too much. I don't add any sugar if S. G. is
    over 1.050....

  • Posted in thread: Cider Kit taking too long, someone with some know how please have a look. on 01-29-2016 at 07:29 PM
    I would rack it and put it somewhere a little warmer. It might drop the .006. If not move it
    somewhere cooler to clear.

  • Posted in thread: Drop hopped cider on 01-27-2016 at 12:36 AM
    333259A pretty good commercial dry hopped cider

  • Posted in thread: Cider not clearing on 01-27-2016 at 12:08 AM
    Temp? Yeast? Did u use pectin enzyme?

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