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  • Posted in thread: Topping off secondary? on 10-30-2015 at 02:41 AM
    I used some Trader Joe's organic cider this year. 2 bottles was more than enough to top off 9
    carboys after racking. In prior years, I just used water, and I can't say it was a negative in
    any way.--S...

  • Posted in thread: How much on 10-25-2015 at 06:46 PM
    From my notes:[*]75ppm of k-meta is the standard dosing goal[*]1 campden tablet in 1 gallon
    yields 75ppm[*]1/2 tsp k-meta in 6 gallons yields 75ppm[*]1 campden tablet contains 0.55 grams
    of k-meta[*]1...

  • Posted in thread: S-04 Stuck/Never started... in my fresh pressed juice on 09-24-2015 at 05:22 AM
    A few weeks ago with 4 different yeasts (cote, red, notty, S-04) in 4 3-ga carboys, 3 of 4
    (cote, notty, S-04) failed to take despite proper hydrating. A week later, I bought new packets
    from a differ...

  • Posted in thread: FINALLY Making Great Cider - Stuff I Wish I'd Known 4 Years Ago on 09-07-2015 at 03:03 AM
    When folks say yeasts don't make a difference, is it because you've done side-by-sides taste
    tests and concluded no diff, or because you've tasted each independently and found them all
    very good?After...

  • Posted in thread: Fresh Squeezed hornets on 09-01-2015 at 03:45 AM
    To get a higher ABV, does one just add honey bees?--SiletzSpey

  • Posted in thread: Stripping out the flavor on 08-27-2015 at 02:59 AM
    I've read here that fermenting to complete dryness can "strip out the flavors".I've been told
    by the local brewing shop that champagne yeasts are especially aggressive, and can "strip out
    the flavors"...

  • Posted in thread: unripe apples? on 08-24-2015 at 03:44 AM
    From what I've read, unripe apples should be avoided. Too starchy resulting in flat
    flavors.While I'm pressing some ripe apples now (early ripening varieties), I'm also seeing
    lots of "unripe" drops d...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast shootout on 08-24-2015 at 02:48 AM
    I invite others to post shootout results!In 2014, I fermented apple cider with 3 yeasts
    (picture post here), and nearly a year later, my wife and I did the annual shootout. The
    results were:#1 - Paste...

  • Posted in thread: Hand apple grinders - differences, recommendations, US v UK on 08-16-2015 at 07:06 PM
    Heading into season #4 of hand grinding apples, I'm looking for some recommendations.In the US,
    the Weston style grinder with 4-point handle seems to dominate. My friend has a Happy Valley

  • Posted in thread: Multiple pressings over time into same fermentation batch on 08-07-2015 at 02:28 AM
    My apple trees normally ripen at different times every season, and maybe because Oregon is
    having an unusually hot and dry summer, I now have individual apple trees sporting very ripe to
    very green ap...


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