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Posted in thread: 75% extraction by weight on homemade press on 10-10-2014 at 08:49 PM
I'm looking to make something that has more of a waffle fry look to it so the juice can flow
from the center more easily.The nylon cutting boards are pretty soft, got a router?
Posted in thread: Which of these yeasts would you recommend for a sparkling apple cider? on 10-07-2014 at 05:06 PM
I am partial to French farmhouse ale yeasts. I use White labs WLP072 - French Ale Yeast (sweet
mind you 1.018 range)Very tasty.
Posted in thread: Work in progress: Flash pasteurisation/semi-automated brewing on 10-07-2014 at 04:52 PM
I had thought of doing something similar using two coils and two kegs. As I am not good at
consistent keeving....Thought was Run fermented sweet (I prefer Norman ciders) cider from
initial keg, throug...
Posted in thread: 2013 Crop Batch #2 on 01-30-2014 at 04:35 PM
Hey mopar, what's your yield with the Lancman?My old school screw press gets 2.5 (recently
picked/juicy) to 1.75 (fully sweated) gallons/bu.
Posted in thread: Carbonating on 01-22-2014 at 08:35 PM
Might not go so well if bottles are cold and you pur 175deg water on them.Just a thought, might
want to get bottles at least room temp.(thinking of non FL bottlers working in a garage or
Posted in thread: crab apples? on 01-22-2014 at 06:41 PM
I have to freeze my crabs in a chest freezer as they are ready (will rot/drop if left on) a
good two months before my main ingredient apples are (Stayman in November)Freezing, then
thawing busts the c...
Posted in thread: Yeast Harvest/Re-Use on 01-22-2014 at 06:30 PM
Just did this do to accidental dumping of few gallons of my remaining (Norman style) cider. The
yeast was White Labs WLP 072, a seasonal release, so I could no longer get a fresh vial. So I
just kept ...
Posted in thread: Belgian Saison Yeast...OOPS on 01-22-2014 at 06:20 PM
I used a french farmhouse ale (TASTY!) and used small ceramic heater to get the temp up a bit,
once fermentation got hold it became endothermic and self sustaining (1-2 days) and the yeast
Posted in thread: granny smith tincture? on 12-14-2013 at 09:45 PM
Grannys can impart a good bit of sour once the sugars are used up. If I use 10% granny making
sweet cider, I can only go to about 1.02 FG without it being too sour.
Posted in thread: What's a reasonable yield of juice from fresh apples? on 12-05-2013 at 12:49 AM
I get 2.5 to 3 gallons per bushel (3 is really juicy ones) from my screw press, hydraulic is
supposed to yield better. But 2.5 to 3 is a satisfactory yield. So you are not to far off