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  • 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 04:27 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...

  • Posted in thread: Reusing fruit? on 02-21-2015 at 05:45 PM
    The first time I made raspberry wine, I strained the fermenting pulp about 10 days after
    crushing, and then ran some water thru the spent pulp to make some "second wine". The second
    wine was surprisin...

  • Posted in thread: Head space in carboy on 02-14-2015 at 06:15 PM
    For reference...Here are some of my Fall 2014 primaries, where 2 of 3 apple yeasts foamed up
    just enough to barely hit the airlocks, and none of the raspberry, plum or blackberry yeasts
    came close to ...

  • Posted in thread: Which of these yeasts should i use for Blackberry Wine? on 01-19-2015 at 05:39 PM
    I goofed on my first post - I used EC-1118 in 2012 and 2013, but used 71B-1122 (and RC-212)
    this 2014. This time from my notes...With EC-1118 on the '12/'13 raspberry, plum and
    strawberry, my wife and...

  • Posted in thread: Which of these yeasts should i use for Blackberry Wine? on 01-19-2015 at 02:40 AM
    After doing lots of research, I settled on Lalvin EC-1118 and RC-212 for my Fall-2014
    blackberry, raspberry and plum wines batches. My wife and I just tapped into some of the
    EC-1118 raspberry and plu...

  • Posted in thread: Organic apple peel yeast? on 01-02-2015 at 03:17 PM
    The primary environmental niche for Saccharomyces appears to be the bark of trees...Any
    speculation on the merits (and hazzards) of using say oak bark to seed yeasts into a batch of
    pasteurized cider?...

  • Posted in thread: Growing and Taking Care of Fruit Trees For Beverages on 12-30-2014 at 03:52 PM
    When we moved onto 5 acres about 10 years ago, I rejuvenated 7 neglected 30+ year old apple
    trees, and have planted 11 more so far. Ditto plums and pears.Lesson #1 - To the uninitiated,
    "pruning" seem...

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