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Posted in thread: Removing plastic labels? on 02-18-2013 at 12:42 AM
Good ol' soap and water then hit them with a magic eraser. The magic eraser works wonders for
getting all of that gunk off!I just discovered using the Magic Eraser a week or two ago. I'm
never doing a...
Posted in thread: Angry Orchard on 02-08-2013 at 10:58 PM
Just picked up some new AO release called Elder Flower. I'll take a reading on it tonight and
post the results.
Posted in thread: hard cider on 02-03-2013 at 07:30 PM
The consistently highest sugar content apple I've come across in my research is a French cider
variety called Médaille d'or. Been known to go above 1.100/13.5% ABV in the right conditions on
a good ye...
Posted in thread: hard cider on 02-03-2013 at 04:17 PM
I would really like to know what apples are yielding such sweet musts so I can plant a couple.
An early frost is supposed to help boost the sugar content. Late harvesters like the "new"
frostbite is s...
Posted in thread: Angry Orchard on 01-30-2013 at 04:08 PM
I picked up a bottle of Angry Orchard last week and it it my new quest for a cider. Any
suggestions or recipes?No recipe suggestions here, but you mentioned bottle as opposed to
bottles. Was this Stra...
Posted in thread: Blueberry cider - fermenting concerns on 01-30-2013 at 01:46 AM
Thanks for the input!Each of the batches are in about 1 1/2 gallon buckets. I'll have to check
on the seal around the airlock. I also noticed the cider smell pretty strong around the
buckets, which ma...
Posted in thread: Cant get "Cider apples" but can get these! on 01-27-2013 at 04:13 PM
I’m not familiar with all these types, but am with some. Being from Minnesota we have a good
selection of cold hearty varieties like a few you listed: Honey Crisp, McIntosh, and Winesap.
The Winesaps ...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 01-22-2013 at 06:05 PM
I just started fermenting this about an hour ago and it was at 1.067. I left the cinnamon
sticks in there. You say that the taste is "better". Does this mean "better than my last batch"
or "better tha...
Posted in thread: 5 Day Sweet Country Cider on 01-03-2013 at 10:50 AM
I have done a couple batches of this already with great results. However, on my latest batch I
seem to have made a mistake. I left the cinnamon sticks (ceylon) in the primary thinking it
would simply ...
Posted in thread: I'm sporting wood!!!! on 12-11-2012 at 02:18 PM
I've oaked a couple batches and have found the oak is far too strong even after aging it for 10
months. I love the oak taste but haven't figured out a way to keep the wood flavor from
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