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Posted in thread: Cranberry - Apple Cider on 12-18-2012 at 08:23 PM
Alright, bottled this last night after a few tweaks. After adding concentrate i ended up
kickstarting a fermentation in secondary obviously. Not a bad thing, but it ended up being a
slow ferment and d...
Posted in thread: Cranberry - Apple Cider on 12-05-2012 at 01:54 PM
Well, racked this over to secondary last night. Fg was 1.005 so it's pretty much full dry
(which is how I wanted it). Added a can of concentrate to it to give it some flavor to sit on
for the next few...
Posted in thread: Craft beer to bring back from Il? on 11-20-2012 at 01:35 PM
Being a peoria area native, 3 floyds isn't that easy to come by around here (especially some of
their more noteworthy beers).If you aren't from the IL area, and the distribution isn't
available to you...
Posted in thread: Cranberry - Apple Cider on 11-19-2012 at 03:10 PM
this is my third endeavor into cider brewing- I decided to mix it up with some variety. My
first batch was strictly farm-fresh cider fermented dry as hell. My second was a grocery store
special using ...
Posted in thread: nearly ready to bottle my first 5 gallon batch and... on 11-19-2012 at 01:31 PM
the main thing if you are worried is to do 1 of 2 things:1- use a PET/plastic soda bottle to
gauge where your pressure is at after bottling for one or 2 pours. I do mine this way and got
it perfect, t...
Posted in thread: how long does champagen yeast take? - concerned on 11-06-2012 at 07:04 PM
I used Pasteur Champagne yeast on a batch that was slow as hell fermenting. The entire time it
looked like it was a dead batch and maybe only had a light froth in the center of the top of
the cider- a...
Posted in thread: Just an idea on 10-29-2012 at 08:03 PM
I did something similar. Doing a 2 gallon test batch of store bought filtered cider. Racked to
secondary last night and added concentrate to fill the head space. What I had leftover tasted
Posted in thread: Priming question on 10-04-2012 at 01:07 PM
Hey all- first batch of cider here. Started small with a 1 gallon batch, added a few cups of
brown sugar to boost the content. Its all done fermented, racked, clarified, and i just bottled
it 36 hours...
Posted in thread: Hello! Best way to carbonate 1 gallon of Hard Cider on 09-14-2012 at 08:15 PM
Would a can of concentrate be overkill for this? If you wanted to backsweeten, you could kill 2
birds with one stone.