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  • Posted in thread: Blueberry Cider on 08-15-2008 at 09:28 PM
    This post inspired me to try some berries in a recipe for the first time. I took 5 gallons of
    fresh juice, 2 lbs of dextrose, and EC-1118, and let that go for two weeks. Next I racked it
    onto 4 lbs of...

  • Posted in thread: Can you make Apfelwein with fresh pressed juice? on 08-12-2008 at 08:40 PM
    Apple juice gives apfelwein that clean, crisp end result. Doing the same with cider or anything
    else with lots of suspended particles results in a heavy, cidery drink in the end. I have done
    lots of b...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a strong winter cider recipe on 08-12-2008 at 08:30 PM
    Oh, Ok. I think I get what he was saying. What benefit would that bring? A super concentration
    of sugar would require a super yeast. I have read about some that go way up, but again, most
    reviews are ...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a strong winter cider recipe on 08-11-2008 at 10:49 PM
    Has anyone tried freeze concentrating fresh apple juice (called apple cider in my neck of the
    woods) and fermenting the result? It would be kind of an apple-ice-wine. I would think you
    could get the S...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a strong winter cider recipe on 08-11-2008 at 04:11 PM
    Last Christmas I took 2 gallons of Tree Top, two cans (12oz) of concentrate, and 2 lbs. of dark
    brown sugar, and used a sweat mead yeast. It was a big hit with a variety of people, including
    some seri...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein on 08-11-2008 at 03:59 PM
    Have you ever had issues with not waiting for the Starsan to dry? I do the same thing (I think)
    and this time a batch is not carbing in the bottles. :mad: I'm wondering if not waiting had
    anything to ...

  • Posted in thread: Apfelwein experiments. on 08-01-2008 at 05:15 PM
    I followed Tusch's lead and racked 5 gal of cider that had been two weeks in the primary onto 4
    lbs of crushed (previously frozen) blueberries. I let that sit for about two months and then
    racked off ...

  • Posted in thread: Need Cider Recipe on 07-30-2008 at 04:59 PM
    5 gallon's juice (I prefer fresh pressed), and one packet of Lalvin EC-1118. For crystal clear
    I have had good luck adding Pectic Enzyme in the primary. Let it sit for 3 weeks or so in the
    primary, th...

  • Posted in thread: Close Call? on 06-19-2008 at 11:07 PM
    My 5 gallons of fresh/un-pasteurized juice and EC-1118 started off great. Two days ago a
    decidedly vinegar-like odor showed up. Now it's going away. Is that odor known to just show up
    some times and t...

  • Posted in thread: Nunderwear on 04-30-2008 at 05:17 PM
    OH MY GOSH I am laughing hard right now. Nun Grundle? Taint Bernardus? Nunderwear? I have a
    feeling that God was using the cider to strike you with lightning. Holy cow that is funny!:ban: