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Posted in thread: Bottle Bomb Tester on 08-15-2012 at 03:27 PM
HAHAHA, this is awesome! Worst of luck to ya!
Posted in thread: Extremely slow fermentation on 08-15-2012 at 02:35 PM
No starter. I did rehydrate though but that might not of been enough. Good advice though, next
time I'll try a starter.
Posted in thread: North American Cider apple varieties on 08-15-2012 at 02:30 PM
Last year I was a bit late in the season when I went apple picking. So I pretty much got the
left overs. The juice was mostly Cortland, some Spartan and a bit of Empire. The cider ended
good but not g...
Posted in thread: Extremely slow fermentation on 08-15-2012 at 02:17 PM
It's been pretty hot around here lately. I keep my carboys in the garage where it's cooler but
I'm sure it's been over 65 F in there for at least the last month. My past experience with
other yeasts w...
Posted in thread: Extremely slow fermentation on 08-15-2012 at 12:06 PM
A few months ago I started a 5 gallons batch using Costco brand "fresh pressed" apple juice.
I've been experimenting with different yeasts before apple season. For this one I used
Nottingham, which ca...
Posted in thread: Unlimited apples, but no press or juicer :( on 05-19-2012 at 05:39 PM
Yah I see both sides of it. When I have a little more cash and some more time (maybe next
summer), I might invest in building one. For now the plethora of local of local farmers should
be good enough ...
Posted in thread: Unlimited apples, but no press or juicer :( on 05-18-2012 at 12:18 PM
I have to agree with gregbathurst here, it is primarily a hobby and so you have to invest a
little. And even if you don't consider cider making a hobby you'd like to pursue, a well made
press and grin...
Posted in thread: North American Cider apple varieties on 05-16-2012 at 06:29 PM
Apple season is still several months away but I already can't wait to get the grind and press
going for next summers cider.In the mean time I'm trying to locate good apples for cider
making. Most of t...
Posted in thread: Cider aged 7 months, lacking taste. Would more ageing be beneficial? on 05-16-2012 at 12:16 PM
Thanks for all the tips guys!It's almost 2 weeks later now and I tried another bottle last
night. It seemed better, you could taste a bit more of the apple tartness. It's not fantastic
but better. So ...