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Posted in thread: Aquiring cider juice on 05-09-2013 at 02:20 PM
Good info. Does Ritter's do custom blends? Baumans is the local cider presser near me
Posted in thread: Aquiring cider juice on 05-08-2013 at 01:48 PM
I'm also in PA. In my area we have orchards and we have one outfit that presses juice. The
juice that is pressed is (by my educated guess/taste) made from all the crap apples just like
Zeiglers. If yo...
Posted in thread: Cider Ideas on 08-30-2012 at 11:52 PM
Yeah take the advise of C-Ville Kevin and use agave for back-sweetening only. Tastes weird as a
Posted in thread: S-33 yeast on 08-30-2012 at 11:50 PM
Try this yeast if you haven't already. I just went back to it after trying for the first time
and I'm very impressed. It is fast and furious - will go from 1.07 to 1.01 in 3-4 days. Yeast
Posted in thread: calculator for how much sugar to add on 08-30-2012 at 11:33 PM
Does this apply for any kind of sugar or is this just white sugar? I know some folks use
turbinado cane, corn sugar, honey, etc.Refer to the nutritional facts of the sweetener you're
Posted in thread: Philadelphia cider source on 08-30-2012 at 11:17 PM
I called Baumans again and got some useful info. They will do a custom pressing with a minimum
of 6 bushels, if I remember correctly. 1 bushel = 3.2 gallons by my math. 'We' supply the
apples. I'm goo...
Posted in thread: Grape cider =/= wine ??? on 08-30-2012 at 11:08 PM
I've been planning to make a "grape cider"... by which I mean a grape wine that is ~5-7% ABV.
OP - what did you mean by "grape cider" ?
Posted in thread: Philadelphia cider source on 08-20-2012 at 03:12 PM
Baumans in Sassamansville, PA does all the pressing for the local orchards. They also sell
juice but its often made from red delicious and other junky varieties so I don't brew with it.
Their juice is...
Posted in thread: Heat Wave Apple Cider (with Raspberry) on 07-11-2012 at 10:50 AM
Sounds good. What did you use for raspberry juice? 12% of straight, unsweetened raspberry juice
seems like it might be too tart.
Posted in thread: Raspberry Cider with S-33 on 05-07-2012 at 10:46 AM
A lot of people here will have you think that fresh juice will make all your dreams come true.
In my area, there is one cider mill, and many apple orchards that all sell their own juice (one
of which ...