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Posted in thread: First Time - Few questions on 10-23-2009 at 02:45 AM
My answer is yes.As long as the bottles stay cold and the bottles sealed the yeast will most
likely remain dormant. I really doubt you see it as I haven't yet but if you notice some
becoming overly ca...
Posted in thread: New cider batch smells awful on 10-23-2009 at 01:39 AM
Yeah ok sorry man.He is most definitely right. What he said.
Posted in thread: First Time - Few questions on 10-23-2009 at 01:11 AM
You know no one makes great cider like the English do and have been for centuries. If I were
you I'd read the info linked below here and/or try and find his (Andrew Lea) book. You'll find
Posted in thread: New cider batch smells awful on 10-23-2009 at 12:58 AM
If I were you I'd check that other thread out and research the "staggered nutrient" regimen
talked about. What you are smelling is normal but at the same time isn't a good sign of yeast
health. The ye...
Posted in thread: Cider Rookie on 10-23-2009 at 12:40 AM
Yeah well I think "cold crashing" doesn't allow for enough aging time for real cider. My best
guess is that nearly all licensed cider makers who make a quality product ferment to
completion. At least ...
Posted in thread: Cider Rookie on 10-22-2009 at 07:21 PM
Traditional cider makers generally ferment all the way dry and back sweeten to taste and prime
the bottle for carbonation if not force carbonating. Keeping bottles from "popping" is the main
issue in ...
Posted in thread: which apples to use? on 10-29-2008 at 10:38 PM
I see you are in Portland. Cider apple varieties are accessible if you look hard enough. The
coastal NW is a really great place to grow them. I don't know who grows and sells them in
Oregon but I imag...
Posted in thread: Cider with Nottingham Yeast on 10-29-2008 at 08:14 PM
If you want a sweeter cider you can always package pasteurize after waiting sufficient time for
the bottle conditioning to do it's thing. Depending on how much your doing or how many bottles
you have ...
Posted in thread: trying to understand k-met a bit better on 10-26-2008 at 01:02 PM
About the aging. I think cider that has not been carefully and attentively racked in time may
need more aging . In some instances the poor taste that may or may not disappear could possibly
be from si...
Posted in thread: Rack or Bottle? on 10-26-2008 at 12:38 PM
I'd personally wait some time too. Drinking cloudy cider is alright to do. Most folks like it
clear but cloudy is cool. I did want to mention though that regardless of what your juice
looked like in t...