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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
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
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,