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  • Woodworking,Drinking
  • Engineer
  • Dave
  • Looking for the ultimate hard cider recipe.
  • More cider... and some mead.
  • 6 gallons of orchard cider, 2 gallons of cyser.
  • 2 gallons of 71B cider, now approaching a year of aging.
  • Nothing recently.
  • Orchard cider, 6.5% ABV sweetened to 1.010 with FAJC.
  • Male
  • Single
  • New Haven County
  • Connecticut


  • Posted in thread: 14 month old still cider HELP needed on 01-20-2017 at 09:41 PM
    Found something out recently on these forums to use the glass marbles from art supply stores
    that they use for floral arrangements to bring the level of your cider to the neck of the car
    boy without a...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen tank longevity on 01-20-2017 at 08:38 PM
    Those Bernzomatic oxygen tanks are only 1.4 oz. I don't have any kind of flow regulator and I
    only get a few uses out of one. Not even sure it's worth the $20 expense - I've never noticed
    much differe...

  • Posted in thread: want to keg my cider and age it some more on 01-20-2017 at 02:14 PM
    I would rack it to your keg as is. Purge the air space with CO2 but don't carbonate it yet,
    just a few psi to keep the O2 out. As long as there's no oxygen in the keg there's no risk of
    anything growi...

  • Posted in thread: Floating ____ in my mead on 01-20-2017 at 01:38 PM
    Or bees wax if it was unfiltered honey.

  • Posted in thread: Why does all Samuel Adams Beer Taste Bad? on 01-20-2017 at 01:33 PM
    I love their Octoberfest. If I find it on draft I get one every time.

  • Posted in thread: Need Some Help Salvaging Cider? on 01-19-2017 at 03:54 PM
    Show us a picture if you can. It may be normal or it may be something nasty.

  • Posted in thread: Cider Infection on 01-19-2017 at 02:01 PM
    Whether it's important or not depends on how far along the ferment is. If gravity is still
    dropping then there's CO2 in the headspace and oxygen won't get in. If the ferment is done then
    the risk is t...

  • Posted in thread: plastic cider error on 01-18-2017 at 07:25 PM
    Let it finish. Your hydrometer is your friend.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Temperature on 01-18-2017 at 01:30 PM
    60-65 is fine for pretty much any yeast. Some, like D-47, need to be below 65 or they make

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting Temperature on 01-18-2017 at 11:12 AM
    Depends on the yeast.

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