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  • Planning on brewing Apfelwein, MApfelwein, some form of Blueberry Cider, and experimenting with the other two gallons.
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  • Posted in thread: Carbonating dry cider on 06-12-2011 at 04:31 PM
    Huh, I didn't realize yeast could survive that long! Some of it was put into a jug and put in
    the fridge for drinking for about a month, would the yest be able to survive that too? If not,
    I still hav...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonating dry cider on 06-11-2011 at 07:08 PM
    I had a batch of cider that I had all but given up on. It sat in my 3 gallon carboy for months
    in the back of my closet, and a few weeks ago I decided to give it a taste. To my surprise, it
    wasn't hal...

  • Posted in thread: How Long does Cider Fermentation take? on 11-13-2009 at 01:09 AM
    Hahaha, I was trying to hold back posting comments like those...I feel better now that you guys
    have said them.

  • Posted in thread: How Long does Cider Fermentation take? on 11-12-2009 at 03:36 PM
    Do you have an airlock? A good indicator is when the bubbling slows way down again. I'd give it
    a taste once you think its done, since the end flavor is all up to you anyway, and you can
    decide whethe...

  • Posted in thread: Blueberry Cider on 11-04-2009 at 06:44 AM
    Dear god. I just read through this whole thread, and I am just about drooling over my keyboard.
    I've just recently started my first brew [typical 1 gal. of cider] and I'm thinking this is a
    MUST for m...

  • Posted in thread: Does my store bought cider have to be unpasteurized? on 11-04-2009 at 03:17 AM
    Depends on your local grocers. The Dominick's near me has some nice gallon jugs of pasteurized
    cider with no preservatives, but for some reason Jewel only carries their own brand which has
    Potassium S...

  • Posted in thread: Did I just screw up? on 11-02-2009 at 03:32 PM
    I have another gallon that I am goiung to try the saran wrap with the needle hole method
    (ghetto fabulous) I was going to go plain juice, but take 1/4 out and add cranberry juice to
    try and mix it up....

  • Posted in thread: Cider/Yeast question on 10-31-2009 at 08:40 PM
    Wow, thanks a lot, very helpful! I think I'll skip the nutrients this time, maybe experiment
    with them down the road just for shiggles. I'm going to use Notty for my first batch and
    champagne yeast fo...

  • Posted in thread: Cider/Yeast question on 10-31-2009 at 12:37 AM
    Thanks JLem! I actually read a bit of that one, but after reading the whole thing now I think
    I'll buy a few of his favorite yeasts and try them all eventually. As for the nutrients, is it

  • Posted in thread: Cider/Yeast question on 10-30-2009 at 11:35 PM
    It's my first time making hard cider, and I've been doing a lot of reading so my first
    experience doesn't turn out horribly. I noticed how helpful this forum seems to be to
    newcomers, so I figured I'd...