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Posted in thread: so many pears.... on 11-19-2009 at 06:56 PM
I hand pressed a measly 6 pounds of pears and hated it! The don't press easily because they're
so mushy. I definitely recommend making or renting a press over a juicer or hand pressing.
You'll go craz...
Posted in thread: Cider batch #2 on 11-13-2009 at 04:22 AM
Allright... thanks for the info. I sort of thought that either of those could be case, but was
"noob worried" that it might have been "infected" or something.Anything I should do in
particular other t...
Posted in thread: Cider batch #2 on 11-12-2009 at 05:45 AM
Ok... so I racked to secondary today and something interesting happened and I'm not sure it's a
good thing. I did some research and found some info but only relating to other types of
Posted in thread: I thought I would share some info on 10-21-2009 at 01:45 AM
Awesome! This has a lot of information I've wondered about and not had the time to glean out of
hundreds of posts! Thanks so much!
Posted in thread: Cider batch #2 on 10-19-2009 at 11:12 PM
Yeah, I def need to build a press this winter... Hand pressing is for cavemen. ;) It took two 4
hour sessions with plenty of breaks to get it all processed and pressed but I'm a cheap sob, so
Posted in thread: Cider batch #2 on 10-19-2009 at 03:39 AM
Some of you may know that earlier this summer I started a batch of cider using apples and
cherries of my trees in the backyard. Well, we just did or second racking and tasting over
thanksgiving and th...
Posted in thread: Brewing beginner - Mixed fruit ciders on 09-10-2009 at 03:25 AM
Another update: Went back home for the weekend ( My dad has it down there as I have no space or
suitable conditions that I feel are safe... Aaaaannnyyyways...) and we racked a second time,
Posted in thread: Brewing beginner - Mixed fruit ciders on 08-25-2009 at 01:51 AM
So here it is... I don't really know if anyone is paying any attention whatsoever to this
thread but hey, I'm getting excited. BTW Greg, thanks for your response, I based alot of the
basics of this ci...
Posted in thread: My 1st cider and it made my entire basement smell like eggs on 08-25-2009 at 01:26 AM
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Posted in thread: Brewing beginner - Mixed fruit ciders on 08-11-2009 at 12:06 AM
So I picked my apples and went with the bing cherries, we ended up buying a food processor and
shredding the apples and hand pressing both with cheesecloth. Ended up with aprox 10 gallons of
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