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  • 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
    warmed them...

  • 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

  • Posted in thread: Orchards near Baltimore MD on 11-27-2013 at 02:01 PM
    Rob ( at Distillery Lane is a pretty down to earth guy. They
    offer a cider class, so you can chat with him.Its on the website, not sure about cost. But take
    the signif...

  • Posted in thread: Cider on 11-14-2013 at 03:06 PM
    Sunlight is bad, it will produce off flavors.It can even heat the juice making more off flavors
    from increased fermenting temps.You can leave in kitchen, just throw towel over it.

  • Posted in thread: Stuff on top of my cider... on 11-14-2013 at 01:29 PM
    Looks like normal activity to me, A nice healthy natural cap to cover your nectar.I wouldnt