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  • Woodworking,Drinking
  • Engineer
  • Dave
  • Looking for the ultimate hard cider recipe.
  • More cider... and some mead.
  • Nothing at the moment.
  • 2.5 gallons S-04 sitting at 1.000 aging, One gallon with mixed berries, Four gallons with 71B-1122 finishing secondary. One gallon 10% cyser aging on oak.
  • 10 bottles simple cider for Christmas, 750 ml of JAOM aging until next year.
  • What's a keg?
  • Male
  • Single
  • New Haven County
  • Connecticut


  • Posted in thread: "Dry hopping" EW Apfelwein on 10-25-2016 at 05:32 PM
    What you propose will work.Instead of "dry hopping" in your title you should have said
    cinnamon. You'd get more responses.

  • Posted in thread: How long to leave cider in secondary? on 10-25-2016 at 05:28 PM
    Extract usually leaves an oily film behind and powdered spices don't dissolve. When we add
    spices to cider we use whole spices (vanilla bean, whole cloves etc).And you need a hydrometer
    to tell when i...

  • Posted in thread: Pasteurization with the microwave? on 10-25-2016 at 01:41 PM
    Don't try this at home, folks...

  • Posted in thread: Remote thermometer on 10-25-2016 at 01:26 PM
    Can anybody suggest / recommend a wireless thermometer with a probe that can be sanitized and
    suspended inside the fermentor? I'll be brewing at cellar temperatures without active controls
    and I'd lik...

  • Posted in thread: Super kleer and natural carbination on 10-25-2016 at 01:09 PM

  • Posted in thread: Pasteurization with the microwave? on 10-24-2016 at 07:01 PM
    How can you control the exact temperature of what's in the bottle?

  • Posted in thread: What is the smallest (space wise) keg setup you can have on 10-24-2016 at 03:58 PM
    I do small batches and this is perfect for me - 1.5 gallon "Cannonball" keg in a mini

  • Posted in thread: Finishing my first cider on 10-24-2016 at 03:47 PM
    I used Super Kleer once in a mead and was very unhappy. It left a nasty medicinal taste that
    took about 2 weeks to drop out. The mead cleared nicely in just a couple days but what's the
    point of that ...

  • Posted in thread: Is cider less prone to oxidation than beer? on 10-24-2016 at 03:23 PM
    No, but... you gotta do what you gotta do. "Stir well" without splashing and making bubbles. 24
    hr exposure isn't going to oxidize it.

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of Cider in 2016 on 10-24-2016 at 01:00 PM
    Still a long way from last years's 1100

In pursuit of the perfect cider. Dave C.