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  • Current and first set-up:
    4 5L demijohns with a mixed variety of store bought apple and pear juices (no preservatives or added sugars of course)
    Using champagne yeast in 2 and S-04 in the other 2
  • Single
  • Perth
  • WA


  • Posted in thread: Aging strawberry cider finally coming good :) on 12-06-2012 at 12:30 PM
    I bottled a 23L batch of strawberry/apple cider 3 months ago. OG was 1.054, FG after adding
    strawberry syrup and before bottling was 1.02. I wasn't looking for anything strong, just
    something refreshi...

  • Posted in thread: First Cider Today! on 10-07-2012 at 02:46 AM
    looks pretty by the book to me. Did you add the pectic enzyme 12 hours before pitching the

  • Posted in thread: there's a hole in my bucket!!! on 10-04-2012 at 10:29 AM
    after pouring in my apple juice and pitching my yeast, I've been waiting for 2 days to see some
    action in my airlock, but to no avail. After closer inspection, I've realised that my primary
    bucket has...

  • Posted in thread: Did I screw up?? on 09-29-2012 at 01:15 PM
    you'll be fine mate, it'll just take a little longer to carb up. Did you put any of that cider
    into a plastic bottle to check carbonation levels? If not, I'd suggest opening a bottle 4 days
    after bott...

  • Posted in thread: Pectic enzyme during primary? on 09-29-2012 at 01:11 PM
    the longer you bottle condition, the clearer it will become. But yes, for best results, enzyme
    for pitching yeast. All is not lost though, bottle condition in a cool environment for as long
    as you can...

  • Posted in thread: Is a FG of 1.020 too high? on 09-29-2012 at 01:08 PM
    I stop mine around the 1.01 - 1.015 range for a sweet cider. Made some peach cider a while ago
    for my mum, she likes really sweet stuff. OG for that batch was 1.055 and pasteurised at 1.032.
    She loved...

  • Posted in thread: My first batch of cider is done fermenting... on 09-22-2012 at 03:31 AM
    I like sweet/dry but more leaning towards the sweet side, if that makes sense. If you've ever
    had woodchuck cider, to me their 802 is the best blend, the amber is too sweet and the granny
    smith is too...

  • Posted in thread: Help ! New cider brewer on 09-21-2012 at 11:24 PM
    agreed, no idea what this pressure barrel is (keg?), but if you had a leak, then all the oxygen
    interacting with your brew definitely wouldn't have done you any favours. Also, after only one
    week of f...

  • Posted in thread: Cider Rookie Please Help on 09-21-2012 at 11:21 PM
    Hey homebrewers, I'm making my first batch of cider this weekend and really don't have a clue.
    I'm picking up 5 gallons of unpasteurized cider and starting with that. Any input is
    appreciated. Basical...

  • Posted in thread: My first batch of cider is done fermenting... on 09-21-2012 at 11:12 PM
    So just to let yall know, I've never brewed anything before. This was basically an experiment
    that I wanted to give a shot and see how it ended up. I bought a gallon of organic apple juice
    (took out s...