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  • Posted in thread: Pasteurizing whole soda keg? on 03-09-2014 at 12:45 AM
    Wouldn't potassium sorbate be a much simpler solution since you have the ability to force carb?
    I assume if you have a keggle and a PID, you have the ability to carb... Or is your method to
    keep from ...

  • Posted in thread: Sulphite and botle carbing on 03-08-2014 at 02:00 PM
    If you were at a specific gravity around 1.000 and didn't prime the cider for carbonation, it
    will be flat. There aren't any sugars left for the yeast to produce the CO2 needed.Did you add
    juice or pr...

  • Posted in thread: First cider on 02-26-2014 at 02:57 AM
    Congrats. I've never had one ferment that vigorously. What temp are you fermenting at?

  • Posted in thread: Demerara sugar on 02-26-2014 at 02:54 AM
    Demerara adds a nice flavor. I don't think it adds as much caramel character as dark brown
    sugar, but I would use it before I would use White Table Sugar.

  • Posted in thread: 2 cider questions, im a noob. on 02-20-2014 at 11:50 AM
    If it's store bought, I'd say there's a 99% chance it's been pasteurized. Here in Georgia even
    the apple orchards flash pasteurize the juice before selling it. I've always assumed it was a
    state or fe...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling and bottle bombs on 02-17-2014 at 01:27 PM
    Yep. you will be fine. Just prime as normal and bottle.

  • Posted in thread: Bottling and bottle bombs on 02-16-2014 at 05:47 PM
    If you don't reach terminal gravity in your brew, be it cider or beer, you will most likely get
    bottle bombs. There's more discussion about bombs in cider because people are wanting to retain

  • Posted in thread: 4 days into fermentation, no activity on 02-16-2014 at 02:29 PM
    I agree with SEAbrewer. If they included preservatives and didn't list them the FDA would jump
    on that pretty quickly. They would have to be listed.S04 is a very active ale yeast and 72
    should be mor...

  • Posted in thread: New to cider - looking to improve my batch on 02-16-2014 at 02:18 PM
    I've never heard of anyone else on this forum describe a musky/musty smell except myself. I
    thought maybe I was just imagining it. I only get these musky/musty aroma and flavors when I
    use white cane ...

  • Posted in thread: Does using a few different brands of cider/AJ increase complexity? on 02-14-2014 at 02:20 AM
    If you can find some granny smith juice it might contribute some complexity, but unfortunately
    most all "drinking" juice is going to be similar in the apples they put into them. The over the
    counter s...