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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?
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  • Single
  • New Haven County
  • Connecticut


  • Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 08-31-2015 at 05:33 PM
    Daughter's JAOM is almost ready. Just need the last raisins to fall. 299794Cool. How long has
    it been fermenting?

  • Posted in thread: Rotten eggs on 08-30-2015 at 02:43 PM
    So this was cider that went through 2 weeks of primary fermentation, then bottled? Which yeast
    did you use, and what was the temperature during primary? Did you measure specific gravity
    before startin...

  • Posted in thread: Using Concentrate as Primer on 08-28-2015 at 07:58 PM
    If you can refrigerate what you bottle, you can use FAJC as both priming and sweetening sugar.
    Toss 'em in the fridge when they're fizzy and enjoy. I bottle one gallon at a time and there's
    always roo...

  • Posted in thread: Cider Cost Breakdown for a Beginner on 08-28-2015 at 06:34 PM
    I don't have any apple trees, so my cider comes from local orchards. I'm paying $7 per gallon
    jug, which makes about 10 bottles on average. This year I'm going to try an orchard that will
    fill your ow...

  • Posted in thread: Stripping out the flavor on 08-27-2015 at 01:28 PM
    True that the juice you start with is the biggest factor. But different yeasts also affect the
    flavor. Ale yeasts tend to leave more fruitiness than wine or champagne yeasts. Alcohol content
    also has ...

  • Posted in thread: Airlock issues on 08-25-2015 at 07:39 PM
    It's normal. The liquid in the airlock keeps the bucket pressurized. When the pressure gets
    high enough to lift the liquid... bloop.. Just leave it alone.

  • Posted in thread: Orchards near my city on 08-25-2015 at 07:36 PM
    There are references on the web about that -

  • Posted in thread: Oh no on 08-25-2015 at 05:30 PM
    All I can say is.... eeEEeeewww

  • Posted in thread: T-58 mead on 08-25-2015 at 05:28 PM
    I appreciate that some don't worry about that as they will be drinking it themselves and aren't
    fussed about a little bit of cloudinesss...... I'm a great believer that we, even as home mead
    makers, s...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie to brewing, is my setup ok? on 08-25-2015 at 12:27 PM
    Use the recommended dosage specified on the package - it's usually like 1 tsp per gallon or
    something like that.There are a lot of options for finishing cider. I like to rack to secondary
    when SG gets...

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