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  • Posted in thread: Did I just ruin my Craft Cider on 07-09-2014 at 12:53 PM
    It's not craft cider if you use a kit. Craft cider starts with apples.I guess I need to fire my
    local orchard. He does the planting, the picking and the pressing. Now I gotta plant apple
    trees too? Do...

  • Posted in thread: Cider exposed to oxygen on 06-24-2014 at 02:01 PM
    It's ok. Oxygen stops the yeast producing alcohol as you've pointed out. But it will consume
    all available oxygen and start fermenting once the oxygen is gone and this happens quickly. So,
    unless you ...

  • Posted in thread: can you use bread yeast ? on 06-24-2014 at 01:53 PM
    Amazon! Yeast will be at your door in two days. Making cider with substandard yeast makes
    substandard cider. Why bother? Better than that fresh pick some fruit, grind it up and let the
    wild yeast do t...

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 05-03-2014 at 12:24 AM
    Was the area cooler previously and now maybe warmer? If so fermentation might restart. Sent
    from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 04-29-2014 at 03:44 PM
    Nope. Mine are immersed just to the bottom of the neck. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: yeast on 04-09-2014 at 05:22 PM
    Thanks. Yeah it's going slowin the basement now. Still 60 Deg. F down there I'm in no hurry.
    Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: yeast on 04-07-2014 at 01:20 PM
    I did start with nutrients and a starter. Maybe shoulda used a second packet. I racked it into
    the secondary and it seems to be starting up again. I just need the basement to warm up a bit.
    Thanks. BA...

  • Posted in thread: What's a high O. G. ? on 04-07-2014 at 03:00 AM
    I made a blueberry apple cider recently that had a O. G. Of 1.090Made me wonder what's a high
    O. G. Anyone here start higher than 1.100?Do these high O. G. ciders require wine/champagne
    yeast or will ...

  • Posted in thread: yeast on 04-07-2014 at 02:50 AM
    Ok so I tried Notty with a high O. G. 1.090After a few weeks bubbles stopped and S. G. is
    1.040Is it stalled? Or perhaps the BAC is too high for the Notty? Sent from my iPhone using
    Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: I am making a cider from store bought apple juice, is that okay? on 04-07-2014 at 02:45 AM
    Pasteurizing kills any yeast leftThis prevents over carbonation and bottle bombsIf you don't
    back sweeten and calculate the proper amount of priming sugar it's unneededBut it's cheap
    insurance and an ...

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