Last Activity:10-21-2016 3:25 AM
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Posted in thread: How many gallons of Cider in 2016 on 10-21-2016 at 03:25 AM
I just started 3 x 5 gal. for next year. So 515 + 15 = 530!
Posted in thread: What container to pick up juice from orchard? on 10-21-2016 at 03:23 AM
I use glass car boys in a milk crate with a rubber stopper. Was thinking about those
collapsible plastic jugs used for camping but my guy likes the carboy.
Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 10-21-2016 at 03:18 AM
They said check back after Nov. 1st. Hope I don't miss it as they don't send notices.
Posted in thread: 1st Timer-would like to ferment naturally, but worried about risk on 10-21-2016 at 03:17 AM
Gee I'm glad he wears rubber boots and coveralls for sanitation.
Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 10-20-2016 at 10:59 AM
My latest batch. Safale S-04, blueberries added. But it's warmer than usual for Oct. 374174
Posted in thread: Brewers Best Cider House Select Premium Cider Yeast on 10-03-2016 at 10:22 PM
Didn't see any on Amazon so it's back to S-04 this. Safcider is good too!
Posted in thread: Backsweeten or cold crash for semi-sweet? on 08-09-2016 at 01:42 AM
I ferment until it slows in a 6 gal. then rack into a 5 gal. with very little headspace. Then
let it it age 3-6 mos. After stabilizing I add juice (Apple or other) for more flavor and sugar
then keg t...
Posted in thread: 18th and 19th Century American Ciders and "Scrumpy" on 08-03-2016 at 03:42 PM
I always thought a "real" authentic Scrumpy had a dead rat or two in an open top fermenting
barrel. I'll pass.
Posted in thread: Blackberry cider - when to add juice and how much? on 07-31-2016 at 04:39 PM
I've always added fruit and juice up front. I once did after racking and it took off again.
This year I'm gonna try adding it after stabilizing and just before kegging.
Posted in thread: Dilute apple cider with water? on 07-03-2016 at 10:15 PM
Add the pectin enzyme and 24 hrs later pour thru a (clean) cotton cloth. Most of the slurry
will be left behind.