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  • Posted in thread: Brewers Best Cider House Select Premium Cider Yeast on 10-05-2015 at 08:33 PM
    I'm still using this yeast. Good flavor and finishes where I want it. Just bought three more
    packs off Amazon. I feel a little guilty. Like I'm using a kit. No idea who makes this yeast.
    Don't even kn...

  • Posted in thread: Question on secondary fermentation time on 10-05-2015 at 12:35 AM
    Secondary for as long as you want. I only make cider in Autumn so I secondary through to the
    next season - so around 10 months.Same here.

  • Posted in thread: Hydrometer Reading - very confused on 10-05-2015 at 12:27 AM
    I've never had a fresh pressed juice S. G. less than 1.045. Just saying that alone tells me
    somethings wrong.

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham yeast not fermenting on 10-05-2015 at 12:20 AM
    This is the cider forum. No wort here. The starter and my car boy are in the same place, same
    temp, for 24 hours. So no shock. And if the starter doesn't work what have I lost other than a
    packet of y...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of cider in 2015 on 10-04-2015 at 01:44 PM
    Most of the cider I pitch this fall will be bottled in spring, summer & fall 2016.

  • Posted in thread: How long to ferment cider? on 10-03-2015 at 11:26 PM
    If you dont want to mess with bottle pasteurizing you could use a nonfermentable sugar like
    xylitol to sweeten and just enough fermentable sugar to carb the bottles.I carb in a keg these
    days but I'm ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Starter Question on 10-03-2015 at 11:23 PM
    I always make a starter. I use 1/4-1/3 gal. juice, no added sugar, no added nutrients. I
    sprinkle in all the dry yeast, cap and shake. I repeat the shake every 4-8 hours. After 24 hrs
    the fermentation...

  • Posted in thread: Nottingham yeast not fermenting on 10-03-2015 at 11:10 PM
    Have you had Notty take off faster than under 24hrs in the past? I think that has only happened
    for me once or twice and it is my standard house strain. Right about 24 hrs things start to
    go.Did you j...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of cider in 2015 on 10-03-2015 at 05:41 PM
    Well I just legged another 5 gal. but I pitched the yeast Nov. 11 so it does make the cut. This
    stuff gets better over time.

  • Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 10-03-2015 at 05:29 PM
    307234On the left orchard pressed aged and non-carbed. On the right Musselman's with cran.
    juice and craisins. Kegged and carbed.

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