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  • Posted in thread: Cider is still bubbling after a month? on 02-02-2016 at 04:56 AM
    My cider carboys are 5 months old, and for the last 2+ months I've been getting active bubbles
    coming up from the depths, and they form a 1/16" - 1/4" ring of crystal-clear foam around the
    top edge of...

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of cider in 2015 on 12-22-2015 at 06:04 AM
    944 + 29 = 973(973 / 121 posts = avg person is doing 8 gallons)--SiletzSpey

  • Posted in thread: Plum upchuck on 12-22-2015 at 06:01 AM
    The question to ask yourself is why add those ingredients when the ferment was already going
    strong?I regularly have fermentation's go for weeks, and I figure any nutrient deficiencies
    will show up la...

  • Posted in thread: Plum upchuck on 12-21-2015 at 07:01 PM
    I had to laugh then wonder... when adding yeast nutrients (thiamine vitamin-B complex and
    diammonium phosphate) to an already vigorous ferment, can it further fire up the ferment?With
    1-1/2ga buckets ...

  • Posted in thread: Apple jack and aging on 12-06-2015 at 08:19 PM
    I made too much cider this fall ;-), so plan to downsize by trying my first batch of apple
    jack.In my personal experience, aging cider 6-18 months really helps (!). With apple jack, can
    I jack and the...

  • Posted in thread: To stabilise or not, that is the question. on 12-05-2015 at 06:24 PM
    I started doing raspberry, strawberry and plum wine in 2012 without any k-meta during rackings
    or at bottle-up. By 2014, the remaining bottles started to get funky, and by 2015, they were
    severely spo...

  • Posted in thread: Cider Dark Brown 8 Months later on 11-28-2015 at 06:17 PM
    In my limited experience with brown sugar, it doesn't impart much color to the cider, so if
    your cider is brown, it indeed sounds "maderized".Among my 2012 and 2013 apple, berry and plum
    wines, none o...

  • 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...