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Posted in thread: Results from juice, yeast and sugar experiments on 05-02-2013 at 05:24 AM
So I bought 23 liters of locally produced, not from concentrate, pasteurized apple juice the
other day to make cider.Just wondering where you got your cider from? I'm from Halifax myself
and I've usua...
Posted in thread: Soil and Site Amendment for Apple Trees on 05-01-2013 at 07:49 AM
They'll be growing a few kilometers inland of New Glasgow so you probably came pretty close to
the parcel on your way to CB, great place as well!Luckily we don't have gophers in our province
Posted in thread: Should I be worried about contamination? on 04-29-2013 at 04:14 PM
It has happened to me plenty of times without any problems. If you want to err on the safe side
just don't leave it to age for months on end if it has a relatively low ABV. Even if it oes
turn to vine...
Posted in thread: A way to make hard Feijoa Cider? on 04-28-2013 at 01:06 PM
Got 15L of fresh pressed apple juice tonight and a few bags of feijoas given to me so im
restricted by timing. I dont have anything spare to make the wine in right now so ill prepare
the juice as abov...
Posted in thread: Soil and Site Amendment for Apple Trees on 04-27-2013 at 08:47 AM
Thanks for the replies guys, it's been a great help.Greg, I'm pretty sure we'll have a few
weeks of dry weather in August that'll make for the perfect time to rip up the ground prior to
winter. In reg...
Posted in thread: Soil and Site Amendment for Apple Trees on 04-26-2013 at 12:32 PM
Hey all, I have a parcel of land that I' like to start growing some cider apples on as it's no
longer being use for hay. If I were buying land for this purpose , I certainly wouldn't have
picked this ...
Posted in thread: Spiced cider on 04-23-2013 at 08:59 AM
Probably a good opportunity to try washing yeast but it's such a small batch that you'd do just
as well to pitch some new yeast. Definitely give the yeast washing a shot, it's a useful skill,
Posted in thread: A way to make hard Feijoa Cider? on 04-23-2013 at 07:45 AM
I've never tried a straight Feijoa cider but I had some Feijoa liquer at Purangi Winery in the
Coromandel and MAN OH MAN was it ever good. Anyways, Old Mout makes their Feijoa and Apple
cider by blend...
Posted in thread: Second Pressing Yield (SG) on 04-22-2013 at 04:27 AM
When I press apples at home they come from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. It's one of
Canada's major apple growing regions but temperatures in the high 20s don't last long. Luckily,
Posted in thread: Second Pressing Yield (SG) on 04-19-2013 at 12:21 AM
Whoa, that'd be quite a cider greg! I like to keep it lower in ABV so it's more sessionable,
usually around 5.2% or a bit above. Apples at home in eastern Canada don't normally have the
high sugar con...