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