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  • 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...

  • Posted in thread: Cider variety help on 03-14-2015 at 03:27 AM
    Thanks for the replies. Interesting feedback about needing more tannins, since I've been
    thinking more acid instead.Using tannin/malic data from Washington State, I've been using the
    following diagram...

  • Posted in thread: Cider variety help on 03-14-2015 at 03:00 AM
    How long did it take your 7 yr olds to produce fruit? I take it your two year olds are not
    producing yet.The 7 y/o from Raintree Nursery were 4' tall at planting with minor branching.
    All are EMLA 26 ...

  • Posted in thread: Cider variety help on 03-11-2015 at 04:41 AM
    Help requested. I don't know the cider classification for some of my new apple trees (e.g.
    "Sharp"), and I'm wondering if the mix of apples I have is reasonably balanced for cider
    production.Most of m...

  • Posted in thread: Reusing fruit? on 02-24-2015 at 05:27 AM
    ... Terry Garey's book for recipes and process and she recommends 2-3 weeks for basic fruit
    wines.Indeed, per p.49. But then on p.84, Terry talks about checking at 1 week, and if the PA
    is still great...


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