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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
    really bui...

  • 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
    1/2 tsp/ga...

  • 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...