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    ABOUT ME

  • 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

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: FastFerment Temp Controller Installed on 12-07-2016 at 02:18 PM
    Kool beans.

  • Posted in thread: FastFerment Temp Controller Installed on 12-07-2016 at 02:00 PM
    What temperature range do you hope to achieve with that? Cider makers typically struggle to
    maintain temps below ambient, not above.

  • Posted in thread: Show us your cider in a photo!!! on 12-06-2016 at 09:01 PM
    Clearing in secondary. Gotta love pectic
    enzyme...https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5723/30648853413_bf44c48ca3_z.jpg

  • Posted in thread: Christmas wish list 2016 on 12-06-2016 at 08:27 PM
    Peace on Earth...... and a winning lotto ticket.

  • Posted in thread: A keg question on 12-06-2016 at 01:29 PM
    I store my kegs dry after cleaning and rinsing. Outside, yeah a scrubby pad and a detergent
    like soft scrub works.

  • Posted in thread: Wild Yeast Cider on 12-05-2016 at 02:35 PM
    This is really interesting. Isn't K-meta supposed to knock out wild yeast to enable cultured
    yeasts to gain a sufficient toe hold to shape the environment to better suit their needs and so
    out-compete...

  • Posted in thread: Is my mead to simple? on 12-05-2016 at 02:23 PM
    Point taken. I would never suggest EC1118 to a cider maker without adding the caveat that
    temperature control is mandatory.

  • Posted in thread: Sampling on 12-05-2016 at 01:25 PM
    I don't bother tasting anything until the yeast has dropped out. If it's still fermenting it
    won't taste like a finished product anyway and there's nothing to do but wait until it's done
    before making...

  • Posted in thread: Is my mead to simple? on 12-05-2016 at 11:09 AM
    Temperature matters. At 65-70 it blows aromatics right out the airlock. At 50-55 it's clean and
    neutral with low nutrient requirements. Jolicoeur uses it for cider.

  • Posted in thread: Wild Yeast Cider on 12-05-2016 at 10:46 AM
    The usual sweet stuff. I used 2 gallons for cysers and another gallon for home made
    concentrate. What was left in the bucket started bubbling and growing stuff after a few days -
    it became lawn fertil...

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