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Posted in thread: Interesting Cider yeast to try on 12-20-2016 at 07:17 PM
Too bad we couldn't get it in October during fresh juice season (at least in Northern
Hemisphere). Any Aussies or South Americans order this yeast??They don't ship here.
Posted in thread: White residue inside cider carboy on 12-01-2016 at 07:19 PM
Just lumps of yeast, completely normal. I usually give mine a swirl to get them back in
solution and stop them going gross.
Posted in thread: Need names for Cider. Funnier the better! on 11-24-2016 at 01:18 AM
Posted in thread: Presweetening cider with Xylitol on 11-16-2016 at 07:10 AM
You can, but I wouldn't risk any potential off-flavours. Go the safe route and add it at
Posted in thread: did I sanitize enough? on 11-15-2016 at 10:14 AM
I personally wouldn't even think about using them if they had any mold in them whatsoever. I've
had too many bottles wasted because of how hard it is to remove. I bath in hot soapy water,
then rinse w...
Posted in thread: Fermentation, how long? on 11-10-2016 at 09:40 AM
Let it ride out, I leave mine alone for a month or until clear until I transfer or bottle it.
As above said, use a hydrometer to measure the specific gravity, the same reading over a few
days is a bet...
Posted in thread: Fresh pressed cider had two layers? on 10-31-2016 at 09:55 AM
Pectinase can be added post fermentation but isn't as effective due to the presence of alcohol.
I find that time and patience are best at clearing but you could try some gelatin or chitosan.
Posted in thread: First time brewing a apfelwein - no sign of fermentation on 10-30-2016 at 05:38 AM
It won't kill the yeast and it probably won't affect the fermentation at all in the first week
or so. Leave it a week then think about transferring. I would also take a sample while
transferring and m...
Posted in thread: First time brewing a apfelwein - no sign of fermentation on 10-29-2016 at 05:41 AM
Air lock bubbling is not a good indicator of active fermentation, you might have a leak around
the bung or lid which is allowing CO2 to escape.As a side note, no need for pectinase in juice
Posted in thread: Cider carbonation in bottle - Not optimal? on 10-28-2016 at 08:51 AM
I would wait at least 2 weeks