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  • Woodworking,Drinking
  • Engineer
  • Dave
  • Looking for the ultimate hard cider recipe.
  • More cider...
  • 3 gallons of orchard cider with S-04 yeast.
  • Empty jugs
  • Pasteurized orchard cider, with and without carbonation. Still looking for the perfect recipe.
  • What's a keg?
  • Male
  • Single
  • New Haven County
  • Connecticut


  • Posted in thread: Yeast and high levels of alcohol.... on 05-21-2015 at 06:22 PM
    The yeast dies in high alcohol environments. And I'm sure you're aware that fermenting lemonade
    is a rather tricky thing to do, right?

  • Posted in thread: Primary fermentation has stopped well short of dry on 05-19-2015 at 12:55 PM
    So you started at about 1.107? What sugars did you use?

  • Posted in thread: Bought a bottle tree & bottle rinser - lessons learned on 05-18-2015 at 10:14 AM
    Thought about that, but for what I'd have to charge to make it worth my time, someone could buy
    the other bottle tree that fits it :D On the other hand, I could 3D print the adapter in ABS
    which requi...

  • Posted in thread: Dry Cider on 05-18-2015 at 10:05 AM
    A local pub here has cider on tap. Angry Orchard is very popular, and that's what they had at
    first. They've recently switched to Strongbow and the locals like it better. AO is just too
    sweet.I bring ...

  • Posted in thread: Bought a bottle tree & bottle rinser - lessons learned on 05-15-2015 at 12:40 PM
    Nice solution to a common problem. I might take a chunk of maple and turn an adapter on my wood
    lathe... hmmm...

  • Posted in thread: First crack at making cider.... on 05-14-2015 at 01:36 AM
    as for carbonation- i now use my draft system as typical for beer. but if you dont have that,
    what i used to do is bottle the cider, heat pastuerize at 180 for just a few minutes (per
    temp-x-time tabl...

  • Posted in thread: When to transfer to secondary. on 05-11-2015 at 05:46 PM
    I won't be telling it which to ferment per say, but adding enough to allow for desired
    carbonation levels while still being at desired sweetness levels once I stop fermentation.It
    would be a recipe fo...

  • Posted in thread: unintentional pellicle on Cider on 05-11-2015 at 01:17 PM
    I'm thinking that that's an infection. That's a lot of head space for long term aging. I would
    want to rack it to a smaller carboy and leave that ick behind. Better have a taste of it too...
    see what ...

  • Posted in thread: When to transfer to secondary. on 05-09-2015 at 09:55 PM
    Thanks for the info!I intend to heat pasteurized my bottles and that should kill the yeast,
    halting fermentation in the process, right? Or am I missing something?Yes, that works too. I've
    never done t...

  • Posted in thread: When to transfer to secondary. on 05-09-2015 at 02:58 PM
    Isn't it advisable to monitor FG near the end of your expected fermentation cycle and halt the
    fermentation process when it hits the desired level of "sweetness"?No. That's not an easy task.
    Cider wil...

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