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Posted in thread: where to buy cider apple trees on 12-07-2013 at 06:30 AM
Previously mentioned, Northwest Cider Supply is local to me (Willamette Valley, Oregon). I
ordered 6 trees online, then picked them up in person, and Sam (the owner) helped me better
understand cider ...
Posted in thread: can cider be made without yeast using whole apples with skin left on? on 11-24-2013 at 10:06 PM
I just bottled a gallon of wild cider from apples that were quickly washed in water. With 2
cups of sugar added, it tasted pretty weird and sour at 6 weeks, went still at 10 weeks, and
yesterday at 11...
Posted in thread: How Much Priming Sugar Needed? on 11-15-2013 at 04:53 AM
Assuming 1 oz sugar per gallon to prime, how much head space should I leave when final racking
into 500ml and 750ml flip-top bottles? With too little head space, it seems the pressure could
Posted in thread: Who racks? Who doesn't? on 11-15-2013 at 03:26 AM
I racked from carboy to carboy after 1 month due to ~1" of lees buildup (including original
pressing gunk). Now a month later, I have another 1/4 - 1/2" of lees buildup and the cider is
nearly still. ...
Posted in thread: MLF vs non-MLF on 11-13-2013 at 07:02 AM
I did a light k-meta treatment on some home pressed apples, and within days had wild yeast
bubbling away anyway. With such a light dose, will natural MLF likely occur, or should I buy
some commercial ...
Posted in thread: Cider done? on 10-28-2013 at 01:12 AM
Lefcakis - my 2012 (first) and 2013 apples presses had SGs of 1.050 - 1.054. I added ~2 cups
brown sugar per gal to the 2012 batches, and finished out at 0.994 - 0.996. My 2013 batch
recently hit 1.00...
Posted in thread: Algae like stuff after 4 weeks on 10-26-2013 at 04:28 PM
What did you use for yeast nutrient?I added 1/4 tsp/gal of diammonium phosphate (Brewcraft pkg
recommended 1 tsp/gal) and 1/4 tsp/gal of thiamin vitamin B complex (Brewcraft pkg recommended
Posted in thread: Algae like stuff after 4 weeks on 10-26-2013 at 05:11 AM
First post alert!!!I have several old and new apple trees, and made my first batch of hard
cider last year using commercial yeasts. All 3 gallons came out amazingly well.This year I
pressed enough for...